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Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio, also known as “Audio Energy for Democracy,” is a nationally syndicated public affairs show that sheds light on important stories that mainstream media often ignore or distort. With its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, AR has been heard by millions of listeners over the years and shows no sign of slowing down. 

Replays Monday 11am-12pm

Between the Lines

Between the Lines KDRT

Between the Lines is an award-winning progressive news magazine covering myriad topics—international and national—social, political, and economic. Unaffiliated with any political parties or major media networks, this syndicated program is able to present unique perspectives and diverse ideas that corporate media too often ignores.

Replays Monday 8:30-9am

Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science KDRT

Through smart, intellectual, and engaging storytelling, Big Picture Science discusses today’s biggest scientific stories and breakthroughs by interviewing leading researchers and scientists. The program delivers the information in unorthodox yet clever ways, proving that science radio doesn’t have to be dry, even if the humor is. 

Replays Monday 4:30-5:30pm, Saturday 8-9am


Bioneers KDRT

Airing in more than 250 cities across the country and around the world, this syndicated program brings bold ideas and innovations that lead to practical solutions. Simply put, Bioneers brings “revolution from the heart of nature.”

Replays Monday 4-4:30pm, Thursday 11:30am-12pm

Chambers Street Theatre

Join host Ruth Chambers as she shares stories from 1800 to 1920 in the dialogue and dialects of the time as written by the authors. You'll hear Gold Rush and Wild West Stories, Tall Tales, and plenty of Mark Twain. Some of the stories were written by the reader herself! Tune in, sit back, and enjoy a taste of simpler times.

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 12-12:30pm

Civilization Phaze IV

Join host Eunah (“Oo’-na”) as she harvests the ripest fruits of classical music and its offshoots. She’ll tell you a bit about their roots and show you how nutritious this music can be for the mind and the soul. Only the most delicious and occasionally unusual pieces will be handpicked for your consumption. Do give them a taste—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these classical jams. 

Live Sunday 10-11am
Replays Wednesday 9-10pm, Thursday 7:30-8:30am

Climate One

California Weekly Climate One KDRT

Climate One presents essential discussions on the environment and climate issues. Created by Commonwealth Club Vice President Greg Dalton in 2007 after his journey to the Arctic Circle, this syndicated show brings together the greatest minds and leaders from business, government, and academia to achieve the world’s goal of creating a low-carbon economy. 

Replays Sunday 11am-12pm

Cultural Baggage

Hosted by Dean Becker, Cultural Baggage is the only nationally distributed radio program that focuses solely on the U.S. war on drugs. Tune in for timely, candid interviews with elected officials, judges, scientists, doctors, authors, entertainers, police officers, wardens, prisoners, and patients about current drug-war issues, such as medical marijuana, sentencing reform, racial profiling, and police corruption. 

Replays Monday 12:30-1pm, Thursday 4:30-5pm


Davis is a wonderful and diverse community, full of interesting people, ideas, and happenings. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents unique stories from in and around town that are relevant to the Davis community.

Live Monday 5:30-6pm
Replays Wednesday 8:30-9am, Saturday 7:30-8am

Democracy Now!

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Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now is an award-winning syndicated news program that gives voice to perspectives rarely heard in corporate-sponsored media, including independent journalists, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, independent analysts, and ordinary people from around the world.

Replays Monday 9-10am, Tuesday 9-10am, Wednesday 9-10am, Thursday 9-10am, Friday 9-10am

Divine Intervention

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Divine Intervention strikes the KDRT airwaves—a musical ministry—live every Monday evening with an unholy assortment of ambrosial audio to indoctrinate your ears. Tune in for much new music in the spirit of alt/rock/pop/indie/punk, with some roots and randomness to round out the service. For the truly devout, don't miss Vinyl Vespers—a weekly feature to spotlight a "best of the worst" cut from the deep-discount record bins. 

Live Monday 7-9pm


eTown KDRT

E-Town, taped before a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, features today’s top folk and Americana artists, along with information and discussions on the environment and conservation. Host Nick Forster nimbly walks the line between musician and radio journalist, playing guitar, mandolin, or lap steel with musical guests and then switching gears to engage artists in conversation. Co-host Helen Forster lends her voice to both the spoken and musical portions of the show.

Replays Saturday 11pm-Sunday 12am

Free-Form Music

Free Form Music KDRT

Every night, hear 7+ hours of music to keep you company—awake, asleep, or somewhere in between—courtesy of your friends at KDRT. 

Replays Monday 12-7:30am, Tuesday 12-7:30am, Wednesday 12-7:30am, Thursday 12-7:30am, Friday 12-7:30am, Friday 6:30-7pm, Saturday 12-7:30am, Sunday 12-7:30am

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart KDRT program Davis California

Nothing brings greater rewards than a life filled with love and care for people and the world around us. With Heart to Heart, host "Dr. G" inspires and teaches listeners to live life richly and lightly. To ask a question on the show, call 1.530.792.1648 during the live broadcast. Check the Davis Enterprise to for guests and weekly topics.

Live Wednesday 12-1pm
Replays Sunday 1-2pm


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HEAVY crisscrosses the abyssal plains of metallic drone, noise and distortion—braving the shrill screams and the demonic growls, withstanding fierce onslaughts of double bass and irregular time signatures—all to bring you a delicious, multicourse metal meal. Each week, DJs George and Dmitiry curate a list of metal tracks and place them in context of the broader metal genre landscape. Tune in, head bang, rock on.


Live Friday 11am-12pm
Replays Thursday 2-3pm

Listening Lyrics

Welcome to an hour of LISTENING LYRICS. Right here on KDRT 95.7FM in Davis, California. Listening Lyrics is a genre free zone - we feature the artist. What makes them do their thing. Listen to the hope and satisfaction in their voices. Listen to what only commercial free community radio can bring you. Close your ears - open your ears - relax your mind. Join host Pieter Pastoor and co-host Jeanne Pastoor. Now lets enter, the mother of all that is music and lyrics and the human capability of producing art.
Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Sunday 4-5pm

Making Contact

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Committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news, showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.

Replays Tuesday 8:30-9am

Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

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DJ Tree has a theory of music that involves a tree. Suffice it to say that it involves a trinity, an exploration of themes and connections among recording artists, and otherwise very few boundaries. Listen for music old and new, known and unknown. And if you listen long enough, you may experience some musical enlightenment. 

Live Tuesday 6-8pm
Replays Saturday 12-2pm


IEEE Spectrum produces four to six hour-long documentaries per year on a wide range of technology subjects. Our specials are made available to public radio stations and other broadcast outlets, and are distributed by the Public Radio Exchange and NPR’s Content Depot. In addition to the IEEE, support for our programs comes from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation via the Public Radio Exchange.

Replays Tuesday 10:30-11:30am

That's Life

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Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life offers a mix of music, readings, panel discussions, and interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; and birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois frequently incorporates music in an easy-listening style -- from ballads to 1970s pop to current local artists to the slack key sounds of Hawaii.

If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion, leave a message for Lois at 530-758-5058 or in the comments here.

Live Thursday 1-2pm

The Folk Brothers

The Folk Brothers—Bill and Peter—explore an eclectic range of music, including traditional folk of the British Isles and the U.S, contemporary singer/songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, and American roots music and some of its lesser-known offshoots. Tune in for a great music mix served with just a shake of sibling rivalry.

Live Wednesday 10-11am
Replays Sunday 8-9am

The Golden Road

Golden Road Program KDRT Davis California

The Golden Road takes you on a musical exploration of the sounds of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and many other fine musicians, from Northern California and beyond. The program focuses mainly on recordings captured from the Grateful Dead’s live shows, along with Jerry Garcia's fine solo work, both electric and acoustic.

Live Friday 7-9pm
Replays Thursday 9-11pm, Sunday 7-9pm

The Kickback

Are you tired of commercial radio's pop-rap? Tune in to The Kickback, the realest hip-hop show in the 530.  The Kickback is your plug for all of the freshest, underground hip-hop out right now.  This show has something for everyone, exploring all styles and sounds in the genre.

Live Tuesday 1-2pm


Woodsongs KDRT

Woodsongs is a syndicated multimedia celebration of grassroots Americana music, exploring folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television, and concerts.

Replays Wednesday 11pm-Thursday 12am, Saturday 10-11am, Sunday 3-4pm