KDRT's Don Shor to be honored at Yolo Community Fund's 2021 National Philanthropy Day celebration

Longtime KDRT programmer Don Shor is Davis Media Access' 2021 pick for Volunteer of the Year. He'll be honored as part of the National Philanthropy Day celebration, hosted by Yolo Community Foundation, at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2021 at the Davis Central Park Pavilion. For more information, see https://yolocf.org

Shor is probably best known in our community as the owner of Redwood Barn Nursery, and he modestly describes himself as “a guy who likes plants and jazz.” He produces two extremely popular weekly shows on KDRT, each with listeners across the country and globe. The Davis Garden Show, with co-host Lois Richter, is one of the longest-running shows on KDRT, and Jazz After Dark averages 6,000 downloads per week.

Plus his ever-helpful nature continues to shine during the pandemic. When the pandemic curtailed use of our studio, Shor was an early adopter of learning how to record his shows from home, and he has helped dozens of other programmers do the same, sharing his expertise about equipment, technique, file management, and more. KDRT has provided a lifeline during the pandemic, connecting our community with important local voices and perspectives, as well as with music to soothe our souls and calm our worries. Don Shor’s generosity of spirit and can-do attitude have greatly contributed to our ability to stay connected.

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