Jim Buchanan

Jim Buchanan has been recording live music for the past 15 years. He loves the energy of live music, and the challenge of "capturing" the essence of a unique performance. Jim is often seen around town recording local concerts to add to his "archive" for his KDRT Live Tracks show. Regular events and venues include the Davis Odd Fellows Hall for its Thursday Live ! concert series, the Davis Music Fest each June, the E Street Plaza, and UC Davis campus for Picnic Day and Whole Earth.


Live Tracks frequently features performances from local musicians recorded and mixed by the show's host, Jim Buchanan. This show also highlights CDs and vinyl from live musical performances ranging widely from early 60's rock to rock-a-billy, and from blues to bluegrass recorded at a variety of venues.

About the DJ

Radio broadcasts from the 1930's, '40's and '50's of half-hour episodes from dramatic series, including westerns, comedies, romances and sci-fi.