Bill Scholer/Barry Melton concert at the Odd fellows to air Thursday night Dec. 4th on Live Tracks

Tune into Live Tracks, Thurday 8-10pm for the LIVE recording of the KDRT Winter Blues Benefit Concert featuring the Bill Scholer Blues Band & special guest, Barry "the fish" Melton. Recorded by show host Jim Buchanan on January 26, 2008 at the acoustically excellent Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis, this was a rockin' show with stellar performanaces by Melton and Scholer's band -- a Davis classic! This show will re-air on Saturday evening 10pm-midnight and on Monday afternoon 1-3pm.

The Golden Road Show

Hey fellow Radio Landers!

The is my first plunge into the blog pool.  One thing I would like to mention is that there were more tracks to the 11/30 "Hunt Special" broadcast of The Golden Road.  What did not make to the playlist (due to my technical nubialness!) was:

Wharf Rat and One More Saturday Nite, both tune were also from the Wembley Empire Pool theatre in London, April of '72.

Jug Band Music in Davis

Last night twenty or so people were treated to an exquisite evening of jug band music at N Street co-housing. The Axelrod Ensembele: Meredith Axelrod (guitar, jug, vocals), Bill Foss (banjolin, vocals), Keith Cary (commodium, fiddle, harmonica, cello, vocals), and special guest Robert Armstrong (guitars, jug, ukelele, saw); presented a night of world class jug band music. 

Celebration on the Backlot was a Success

Thanks Davis!

It was a sweet Saturday fall evening, perfect temperature, the stages were up, Jim, Cliff and Doc had us wired for sound. Autumn brought it all together, as only Autumn can: Pete with permits; Jeff spray painting signs; Darrick taking inventory; Rod vacuuming; Tree setting out fresh cut veggies from Farmer’s Market; fairy lights; hot dogs on the grill; chips and salsa from Dos Coyotes, and the kegs, so generously donated by Sudwerk and the Coop, resting in a bed of ice.

KDRT moves to 95.7 and gets a new website!

KDRT has moved down the radio dial from 101.5FM to 95.7FM!

Thanks to everyone for your support.  We couldn't have done it without you.

We've also changed our website.  You can now listen to us online from anywhere in the world!

What folks are saying:

Driving east on Fifth Street about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, I sighted a big tower on our roof. Shiny and new, a homespun KDRT flag flew proudly from it. I'd been at the station earlier, left to attend Dr. G's lovely Tea & Tango event, and drove back to find it done. Seeing it--that tangible symbol of our station, our work, our community--I let out a big whoop. Think I scared the guy in the car next to me. :)

Made me very, very happy to see it. Thank you everyone who showed up, participated, supported, etc. I have a new pre-set in my car as of last night--KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM!! Long live grassroots radio.

-Autumn Labbe Renault - Davis Media Access Executive Director

It takes a community to raise an antennae tower!

Here's to many more years of the mightiest low power station in Davis.

Ron Cotterel - KDRT Programmer

Duval & Speck: KDRT supporters and more!

Live Tracks Local Music Spotlight 2007 : Duval Speck Friends of KDRT, Linda Duval & Cathy Speck, to perform at Common Grounds, Women's Music Nite, March 31st
  • what: Women's Music Nite concert
  • who: Featuring Rita Hosking, Duval Speck and Mary Madison
  • when: Saturday, March 31th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • where: Common grounds, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Davis, CA.

Local Artist Spotlight Summer 2006: Bill Scholer Blues Band

Jim Buchanan, host of KDRT's weekly show, "Live Tracks" appreciates the energy and spontaneity of live music. He considers himself lucky to have been on hand recording at the E Street Plaza in Davis on the night of June 10, 2005, when the fabulous Bill Scholer Blues Band "rocked the house"! Jim engineered that recording into a 14 track CD that features Bill Scholer, and band mates Craig Faria, Dale Lyberger, Jim Monroe, and special guest Mike "The Blues Professor" Henderson, that is available through KDRT.