About Us

KDRT 95.7 FM is a project of Davis Media Access, a nonprofit community media and technology center based in Davis, CA. Launched on September 24, 2004, KDRT is a low-power (LPFM) station. LPFM is a special class of noncommercial educational radio – stations of 100 watts or less – created to fill the loss of local content caused by the ever-expanding consolidation of corporate media companies. While commercial media tends to focus on sensational, fear inducing, and/or profitable content, KDRT works to highlight art, music, independent news, public-affairs programming, and good works in general. 

Mission and Values
Community radio KDRT aims to inspire, enrich, and entertain listeners through an eclectic mix of music, cultural, educational, and public-affairs programs and services. We build community by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, and acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access. Our mission reflects our values: localism, social equality, public participation, media literacy, diversity, and, of course, community media. We are your station--KDRT (K-DIRT), where the grass roots grow.

Community Impact
Since launching in September 2004, KDRT has had tremendous impact in and around Davis, CA – a vibrant community located between San Francisco and Sacramento – home to approximately 66,000 people, not including about 10,000 University of California students living on campus. The first  LPFM station to be launched within a public-access TV center, noncommercial KDRT has since advised numerous LPFM startups.  In 2021, KDRT was awarded a national Overall Excellence for Small Radio Stations by the Alliance for Community Media.


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Contact Us

KDRT 95.7 FM
c/o Davis Media Access
PO Box 1021
Davis, CA 95617
1.530.757.2419 (office)
1.530.792.1648 (studio)