Programs

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A Constant Grin

Live Friday 2-2:30pm
Replays Monday 9-9:30pm, Tuesday 10-10:30am, Friday 6-6:30pm

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DJ Chris Mussen presents all things modern indie, from shoegaze to psychedelic, dream pop to space rock, lo-fi to indie folk. Whatever you prefer on your indie playlists, A Constant Grin is sure to keep you smiling.

Alternative Radio

Replays Monday 11am-12pm
AR logo

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. 

Art of the Song

Replays Sunday 7:30-8am
Art of the Song KDRT

Art of the Song shares ideas and creative insights from the artists that drive our musical culture through both music and interviews. This syndicated program aims to inspire all listeners to find and express their unique creative voices. 

Between the Lines

Replays Monday 8:30-9am
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.

Big Picture Science

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

Bioneers

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

Building Ideas / Solving Problems

Live Tuesday 4-5pm

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On Building Ideas, DJs Kyle and Gunner discuss big ideas and solutions to problems that affect us all. When we come together to solve problems, proactively dealing with difficult questions, nothing can hold us back from achieving our goals and changing our world for the better. Bring us a problem, let’s solve it together.

Chambers Street Theatre

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

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Join host Ruth Chambers as she shares the great Californian stories of yesteryear with dialogue and dialects from our past. Some of the stories are written by the reader herself, so tune in, sit back, and enjoy a taste of simpler times.

Civilization Phaze IV

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

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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. 

Climate One

Replays Friday 12-1pm, Sunday 11am-12pm
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. 

Cultural Baggage

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

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. 

Davis Music Connections

Live Tuesday 2-3pm

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Davis has a very unique musical scene, from the Mondavi Center’s formal performances to the local clubs where bands and upcoming artists hone their craft. On Davis Music Connections, get the scoop on all your favorite local artists, from shows to accomplishments to side projects. 

 

Davisville

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

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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.

Dead Wax

Live Thursday 6-7pm
Replays Monday 7:30-8:30am, Tuesday 3-4pm

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Tune in for a vinyl-centric exploration of Americana, from classic country to roots rock and blues. Each Dead Wax episode features a current artist, diving into the roots of their music as we thumb through our record stacks. 

Democracy Now!

Replays Monday 9-10am, Tuesday 9-10am, Wednesday 9-10am, Thursday 9-10am, Friday 9-10am
Amy Goodman photo

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.

Dinner Bell Roundup

Live Saturday 5-6pm
Replays Tuesday 11pm-Wednesday 12am

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Join DJ Cliff and friends for Dinner Bell Roundup’s tasty plateful of swinging country, western, and Americana music. Come and get it!

Duniya Dur Darshan

Live Monday 6-7pm
Replays Tuesday 9-10pm

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Explore Indian culture with host CharSoVeese in a musical journey through Bollywood, from the Golden Age to the modern day. Duniya Dur Darshan also highlights Bhangra, Indian pop and hip-hop, and world music.

E-Town

Replays Tuesday 1-2pm, Saturday 11pm-Sunday 12am
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.

Free-Form Music

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

Gary Chew: 3rd Streaming

Live Wednesday 1-2pm
Replays Friday 3-4pm, Saturday 10-11pm

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Gary Chew: Third Stream KDRT Davis California

Coined in 1957 by Brandeis University professor Gunther Schuller, “Third Stream” is a term used to describe the synthesis of classical and jazz. Join DJ Gary Chew to discover some Third Stream sounds for yourself. 

Harold's Chicken

Live Friday 10-11am
Replays Wednesday 3-4pm, Saturday 11am-12pm

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Harold's Chicken DJs Michael Mulholland and Nix Glass bring you eclectic sounds spanning multiple genres, from Roy Ayers to Frank Zappa, including jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat, rock, and more.

Heart to Heart

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

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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.

HEAVY

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

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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.

 

How She Really Does It

Replays Tuesday 12-1pm

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How She Really Does It KDRT

This is a program made by women, for women, and about women—to inspire, empower, and entertain. How She Really Does It covers a host of topics that matter to women, including work/life balance, businesses and careers, parenting, education, and youth sports. 

Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Thursday 11pm-Friday 12am, Saturday 9-10pm

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Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating genre that is jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from boogie woogie to blues, ragtime to bebop, Brazilian to swing—and Ella, always Ella. 

Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm, Sunday 4-5pm

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Don’t let the show name fool you: This show is all about the music, especially in and around Davis. Featuring interviews with national and local artists and exploring the music that has inspired them, Listening Lyrics covers the sounds of singer/songwriters, the blues, bluegrass, jazz, Americana, and more. Host Pieter Pastoor brings a poet’s ear for meaningful lyrics, while co-host Jeanne Pastoor asks the smart questions that keep the show sharp.

Live Tracks

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Sunday 9-11pm

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Live Tracks highlights a wide range of live musical performances, from early 60s rock to rockabilly, from blues to bluegrass. The program frequently features local performers recorded and mixed here in Davis by host Jim Buchanan.

Making Contact

Replays Tuesday 8:30-9am
Making Contact logo

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.

Na Mele O Hawai'i

Live Wednesday 4-6pm
Replays Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5-7pm

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Na Mele O Hawai'i program KDRT Davis California

Join host Beth Post as she features the unique sounds of Hawaiian music—from early icons of island music to today's innovators—exploring styles, the history of the genre, and revered songs and performers.

Nonprofit Radio

Replays Sunday 2-3pm
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Tony Martignetti talks to leading nonprofit thinkers about issues facing all nonprofits, including board relations, fundraising, volunteer management, legal compliance, accounting and finance, marketing, technology, and social media.

Old-Time Radio

Replays Wednesday 11:30am-12pm, Sunday 11pm-Monday 12am

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Old Time Radio KDRT Davis California

Immerse yourself in programs from radio’s Golden Age.

One Health & Wildlife Talk

Live Thursday 4-4:30pm

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OHI

One Health and Wildlife Talk shares the best stories and ideas from the UC Davis One Health Institute and the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. All topics are health centered, be it people, other animals, or the environment.

Outta Style

Live Friday 8:30-9pm
Replays Monday 9:30-10pm, Friday 2:30-3pm

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Outta Style KDRT Davis California

Host Wayne Hagen presents a bit of musical mayhem that never goes Outta Style.

Radio Curious

Replays Monday 12-12:30pm
Radio Curious KDRT

And interview show produced by Barry Vogel in Ukiah, California, Radio Curious covers a curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.

Rocket Radio

Live Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Replays Sunday 12:30-1pm

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Rocket Radio KDRT Davis California

Rocket Radio is a show aimed at Davis youth of all ages, from elementary to high school. DJ Rocket features music, poems, books, interviews, and current events, all while maintaining a young perspective.

Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

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

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dj tree kilpatrick

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. 

Technocult Radio

Live Tuesday 10:30-11:30am

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Technocult Radio KDRT Davis California

Technocult Radio, produced by UC Davis Technocultural Studies students, explores the intersection of cultural history and digital media.

That's Life

Live Thursday 1-2pm

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That's Life KDRT Davis California

Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life offers a mix of music, talk, and interviews. Potential topics include Davis activities and groups, work and life choices, philosophy and history, birding, art, and other passions. Lois frequently incorporates music in an easy-listening style, from 1940s standards to 1970s pop to the soothing sounds of the islands. If you have a suggestion, call Lois at 1.530.758.5058 (8 am to 8 pm only).

The Awesome Patrol Show

Live Friday 5-6pm
Replays Monday 8-9pm

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Tune in to The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS) for Happy Hour jams filled with new music you may love. DJs Danny and Sara TAPS bring the great tunes along with the scoop on shows in and around Davis. Cheers!

The Electric Compost Heap

Live Wednesday 7-9pm
Replays Wednesday 7:30-8:30am, Friday 10pm-Saturday 12am, Saturday 2-4pm

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Electric Compost Heat DJ Dug Deep hosts a dig through many sound forms—the delightful detritus of blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, funk, punk, psych, and more—concocting a rich and fertile musical humus. Dig it, Heapsters!

The Folk Brothers

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

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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.

The Golden Road

Live Friday 6:30-8:30pm
Replays Thursday 9-11pm, Sunday 7-9pm

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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.

The Grapevine

Live Wednesday 6-7pm
Replays Monday 3-4pm, Friday 7:30-8:30am, Saturday 8-9pm

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The Grapevine KDRT Davis California

Join host Rod Moseanko as he explores the best of Motown, classic R&B, the blues, and other powerful sounds that move the spirit. You'll hear it on The Grapevine!

This Way Out

Replays Tuesday 11:30am-12pm
This Way Out KDRT

This Way Out is an award-winning nationally syndicated show that gives voice to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender movement. Fighting for LGBT equality and rights since 1988, the program shows no signs of slowing down!

Vee's Beats

Live Wednesday 2-3pm
Replays Monday 10-11am, Monday 11pm-Tuesday 12am

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Vee's Beats KDRT Davis California

DJ Vee brings you an eclectic selection of fresh beats—electronic, downtempo, bass, soul, and dub. 

Woodsongs

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

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

World Reggae

Live Friday 1-2pm
Replays Monday 10-11pm

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World Reggae KDRT Davis California

DJ Dennis brings you an array of reggae sounds from around the world.