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.
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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.
With a rotating cast of hosts and in-depth exploration of entire albums, Album of the Week brings a fantastically fun hour to the airwaves.
Banchan is a collective name for Korean side dishes. They're traditionally served in small portions, but with bottomless refills, intended to be served prior to and during the main course. Banchan is a way to sample a little bit of everything, pick out your favorites, and ask for more. It's a great way to sample old favorites but also try new flavors.
Tune in to Banchan on KDRT-LP 95.7FM for an array of musical flavors—call in to your DJ Eunah (pronounced "oona") at 530.792.1648 if you have a favorite and she'll be sure it serve it up on the show!
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.
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.
In a time of physical distancing, access to local news and information is more important than ever. Join Host Autumn Labbe-Renault live at noon Tuesdays & Fridays from 12-12:30. On the air since March 17, 2020, Autumn's been interviewing public health representatives, elected officials, community activists, nonprofit leaders, teachers and more for the past several weeks. The information, resources, and strategies around COVID-19 are ever changing, and hearing from decision makers and community members in this moment is powerful.
Join Nancy around the campfire to hear authentic western music and cowboy poetry. Something deep in your soul will resonate to stories from the early wranglers, Mexican vaqueros, old West adventurers, Silver Screen buckaroos, contemporary real cowboys, and all who appreciate wide open spaces, freedom, and the western lifestyle.
Nursery pro Don Shor has been gardening and selling plants in Davis for more than three decades. Join Don and co-host Lois Richter as they discuss and answer your questions on all things for the garden.
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. Up-and-coming local artists are covered by Listening Lyrics with Pieter Pastoor. The local and visiting musicians are captured by Jim Buchanan on Live Tracks. On Davis Music Connections, we play past Davis bands of note and those that are touring, taking a little bit of Davis to the rest of the world. We also bring you a taste of world-reknowned artists who have appeared or will appear at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, especially the jazz performers due to your host's lifelong love of jazz and Latin music.
Davis is full of interesting people, ideas, connections, and events. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents stories from in and around town that involve the Davis community. The show is a three-time winner of Journalistic Excellence awards from the San Francisco Press Club.
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.
Join DJ Cliff and friends for Dinner Bell Roundup’s tasty plateful of swinging country, western, and Americana music. Come and get it!
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.
Every night, hear 7+ hours of music to keep you company—awake, asleep, or somewhere in between—courtesy of your friends at KDRT.
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.
HIGH COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO
with host Rusty Nail
Join host Rusty Nail and explore the diverse musical styles and artists found within Americana, Alt country and bluegrass. High Country Music Radio will feature those artists playing traditional rural music as well as those pushing musical boundaries. Together, we'll tap our feet to music born from the mountains, plains, rivers and deserts.
Consider this an invitation to leave the city behind.
Independent and Local is a music program featuring local unsigned artists and bands. The show includes "Moments," featuring brief interviews with experts in the scientific, health, and artistic communities about interesting topics and current events. The main focus is music, along with a few outside-the-box ideas.
Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating world of jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from roots in boogie woogie, blues, and ragtime, through traditional and straight ahead jazz, soul jazz, bossa nova, and more.
Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.
Live Tracks highlights a wide range of live musical performances, from early 60s rock to modern rockabilly, from blues to bluegrass. The program frequently features local performances recorded and mixed here in Davis by host Jim Buchanan.
Meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.
Meraki Radio tries to live up to the definition of this interesting word. Anyone who wants to get behind the mic and talk about meraki in their own life-- whether it be professional, historical, artistic, scientific, prolific or otherwise is encouraged to contact the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Eclectica explores every genre of music including (but never limited to) rock, soul, jazz, hip-hop, electronica, indie, folk, country, metal, R&B, and all of their overlaps.
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.
Immerse yourself in programs from radio’s Golden Age.
Host Wayne Hagen presents a bit of musical mayhem that never goes Outta Style.
Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond.
The word "gospel" is derived for the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news." Host Preacher believes gospel music is powerful, whether the listener is or is not Christian--that everyone can enjoy listening to gospel because it is uplifting and inspiring, sung with passion and belief from the artist, touching all who hear it in a good and heartfelt way. The aim of the show is to help listeners find what Preacher believes lives in everyone: a good spirit that drives us to be the best we can be.
Ralph Nader is joined by co-hosts Steve Skrovan and David Feldman for a lively informative hour of interviews with some of the nation’s most influential movers and shakers, and thought provoking discussions of the weeks news.
Join host Kay-Beezy Fa Sheezy as he takes you on a hip-hop source-sample voyage to the days of fresh Fila suits, Kangols and fat gold chains. Kay-Beezy's record collection will delight your ear holes as you soak-up the oh-so-buttery vinyl that inspired hip-hop pioneers to create the music that shaped a generation. Kay-Beezy also uses his gift-of-gab to provide succulent color commentary. What you get is 110% raw, uncut hip-hop culture. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives needed as the wheels of steel that stay spinning do not rust. Word is bond, kid!!
Join The Alchemist as he is raised from the dead, every Friday from 10 to Midnight PST on kdrt.org, 95.7 FM, and the whispering wind. Conjuring the lost souls of horrendous, hideous, heavy metal tracks to bleed the ears. The Alchemist blends scaring guitars, thundering drums, bludgeoning bass, and silent screams into a vortex of black doom, extreme thrash, and technical classic metal music. Hell awaits!
Rising Up, with Sonali Kolhatkar, is an all-women run Radio and Television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. The radio program airs on Pacifica stations KPFA and KPFK, and several affiliate stations.
Broadcasting from Los Angeles, California, Rising Up with Sonali is made possible by Pacifica station KPFK and the radio version is available to Pacifica affiliate stations. KDRT-LP is a Pacifica Affiliate station.
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.
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated program that covers the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Join your host Rodriguez as he swings the gate wide open for a cool musical trip featuring sounds from all points of the compass. Being mindful that "everything connects to everything else," on Silver Nine Volt Heart you will find the many colorful threads that make up the tapestry of recorded sound...just click it on and let the music start.
Host Wayne Hagen takes a lively look at sweet sounds of jug-band music, past and present.
Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life format is mosty interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; plus birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois occasionally breaks into music -- from ballads to the slack key sounds of Hawaii -- but mostly we just talk.
If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion or a person to interview, send a text to Lois at 530-902-0209 or leave a message in the comments here.
Tune in to The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS) Live at 9pm on MONDAY nights (*New AwEsOmE Time *) to find out what SaraTAPS is sending out, to set you up for a great week with fun mix featuring a variety of the freshest indie label tunes, some fan fav's, occasional super special guests, along with the scoop on live music shows and noteworthy events in and around the Davis, Ca. Cheers Friends! All are welcome at this DaNCePaRtY!
The Children’s Hour is a weekly public radio show produced with and for kids of all ages. Our show airs live on KUNM-fm from Albuquerque, New Mexico and distributed nationally to your local station, KDRT-LP!
Our educational and entertaining show themes focus on four areas: civics, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), culture, and performance. Our Kids Crew interview experts in all areas about topics interesting to everyone. These themes are woven with excellent music, jokes, stories, and poetry.
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—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.
Join Alligator and take a musical journey down the Golden Road and explore the music of the Grateful Dead, its roots and its many offshoots.
The Shortwave Report is a weekly review of global news stories recorded via shortwave radio.
Tune in for a wide variety of roots music, including doo-wop, gospel, jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, Latin, African, and hillbilly/country bluegrass, from the early 1920s to contemporary times. The Wild Fox Party focuses on vocal groups , small-group ensembles, and outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists who never or hardly ever get heard. The music provides a forum for learning about history and diverse cultures, and it does so through the exposure of music as art highlighting points in time that will last forever via the medium of audio recordings.
Twang Thang features outlaw country old and new, featuring the folks who sowed the harder-edged musical seeds for what we today call Americana, as well as the newer artists who continue the tunes and outlaw ethos forward. George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Willimans, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakum, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billie Jo Shaver...Americana music didn't just show up one day; it has deep and varied country music roots. Twang Thang explores both the originators and the newcomers, checking out a bunch of the music that happened along the way.