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Thank You For Supporting Our 2017 Fall Fundraising Events - We Met Our Goal!

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A Busy Week Of Fundraising Events

On behalf of all the volunteers at KDRT 95.7 FM, we thank our listeners, supporters, and local businesses that helped make our 2017 Fall Fundraiser a resounding success!  We met our fundraising goal, made new friends in the community, broadcast live music from a variety of venues, and joined with our neighbors for dining and beverages throughout the week at Sudwerk Brewing Co., Thai Canteen, Teabo Café, Yoloberry Yogurt, Woodstock’s Pizza, and Berryessa Brewing Co.  We thank these local establishments for generously donating a portion of each day’s proceeds towards our fundraiser, and thank all of you that attended, or who donated online. We are also grateful to the bands, musicians and artists who performed at our special events including: DJs Trop’a and Mr. Glass, Justin Cox, The Big Poppies (twice!), Fong Tran, The Philharmonik, and The Nickel Slots.

Our New Antenna Is Up - Your Feedback From Quick Survey Is Requested

News flash  - our new antenna is up and running, and now we ask you to let us know how we are sounding.  This short survey will take less than a minute and will give us valuable information about how well the signal is carrying throughout Davis. 

We are very grateful to all the listeners who helped us last year with our first Listener Survey where about 40% reported fair to poor or variable signal reception.  We expect to see an improvement this time around now that the new and improved antenna has been installed, so please take a moment to let us know. 

Thank you!  Link to https://kdrt.org/fall2017survey


Please Take A Very Brief Listener Survey Today!


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KDRT 95.7FM is your community radio station! Please help us document our local signal reception by completing a brief 5-question online survey TODAY.

It will take less than a minute, and will provide KDRT with very important information about the quality of our signal throughout Davis.

Additionally, by completing a survey you'll be ELIGIBLE for a drawing for a limited-edition t-shirt, designed in-house by KDRT DJ and artist extraordinaire, Eunah Cho.

Please assist your grassroots community radio station today by taking our quick survey now. Thanks! 

KDRT Celebrates National Radio Day August 20th


National Radio Day Cake

Join in the celebration of National Radio Day August 20th, as KDRT joins communities across the country highlighting the efforts of local, community-based public radio.  “This is the first coordinated national event in honor of National Radio Day,” stated Sabrina Roach, the lead organizer. “I wanted to introduce an opportunity for all kinds of non-commercial stations to work together and to engage their communities by celebrating radio with listeners and independent producers.” KDRT listeners can share their thoughts about their local, "grassroots station" by posting on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/kdrtfm or by calling 530-792-1648 during a special edition of "Live Tracks" airing Th. from 7 to 9pm, and stream live at http://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Special guest Billy Fairfield joins The Grapevine, featuring local music, tales & more

Fans of The Grapevine are in for a treat when Rod, the host, interviews longtime local musician and concert organizer Billy Fairfield. No doubt those two can tell some fun local music yarns, but the conversation will include the well-loved Home for the Holidays concert that Billy organizes each year. The concert, held Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. this year in the Veterans Memorial Theatre, showcases nationally recognized local musicians. Proceeds go to the Davis School Arts Foundation to benefit Davis' public school music and arts programs. This year's lineup includes Joe Craven; Little Charlie Baty's Caravan; Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack; Chris Webster & Tracy Walton of Mumbo Gumbo in a trio with Bill Edward; White Ginger Lei, a 6-piece Hawaiian ensemble with Ray Elsie; Frank Fox's Holiday Doo-Wop; Voice of the Wood (Diana Craig & Heidi Bekebrede); the Davis High School Jazz Choir, and special guests. See more at www.billyfairfield.com

Local Musicians' Holiday Concert Airs on Live Tracks Dec. 15th

The December 1st Thursday Live! concert at the Odd Fellows Hall kicked off the holiday season with 8 local bands bringing their own special brand of "cheer". Selected songs from this live concert recording will air on the December 15th edition of Live Tracks, from 8-10pm. From Latin to Jazz, Klezmer to World Beat, Celtic to "Do Wop", it was there in all its diversity, and a good time was had by all!

Local bands included Tree-O, David Campos, Me & Him, Davis Klezmer Orchestra, Biscuits 'n Honey, Frankie & the Fabletones, Yolo Mambo, and Calvin Handy & the Jazz Patrol.

Thanksgiving Live Tracks to re-air Sept. 2011 salute to Davis musicians including interview with Rita Hosking

In honor of the beginning of the holiday season, Live Tracks' says thank you to Davis' musicians and re-airs a September salute that features live recordings of a variety of local favorites in the first hour, and an in-studio interview with Rita Hosking in the second hour. Rita had just released her latest CD "Burn" nine days before this interview, and spoke about the production of this CD with collaborators in Austin, as well as the creative process in general. She also plays live in the studio for a VERY special edition of Live Tracks.

"The Fish" & Band to play at Odd Fellows Hall

KDRT will be on-hand for a LIVE broadcast of a very special concert at the Odd Fellows Hall, Thursday, Oct. 20th at 415 Second Street, 7-10pm. Barry "The Fish" Melton will be joined by his world-class, 60s-era, Bay-Area band as part of a fundraising effort to support an upcoming Habitat for Humanity house-building project in Brazil. Barry will be joined by his friends Peter Albin (Big Brother) on bass, Austin DeLone (Norton's Knockouts, Elvis Costello) on keyboards, Roy Blumenfeld (Blues Project, Seatrain) on drums, and Mike Hinton (Merl Saunders Rainforest Band) on guitar. As lead guitarist with Country Joe and The Fish, Barry Melton has played at rock's most iconic venues, including the Monterey Pop Festival (1967) and Woodstock-3 Days of Peace & Music (1969). Tickets for admission to the benefit concert will be available at the door, at Watermelon Music in Davis, and online from KDRT. Admission is $10; With a $15 donation, Barry Melton's latest CD, "Jamasutra" will be included with your admission.

Rita Hosking visits KDRT studio on Live Tracks this Thursday evening

KDRT congratulates award-winning singer/songwriter Rita Hosking on her recent release of her fourth full-length album titled "Burn". Hosking will be a special guest on “Live Tracks” this Thursday evening, between 9 and 10 p.m. The show will feature music from her new and previous albums, and local live performances recorded by the show’s host, Jim Buchanan. Rita will be asked about her experiences transitioning from Emerson Junior High School history teacher to full-time touring musician and winner of the Best Country Album for the 2010 Independent Music Awards. Hosking will also be appearing with her band, Cousin Jack at The Palms Playhouse, this Saturday, September 24th at 8 p.m. in a concert for friends and fans in celebration of the CD release. “Live Tracks” airs on KDRT 95.7 FM each Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. and is rebroadcast Sunday, at 9 to 11p.m. and Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Live Tracks highlights Davis Music Fest bands featuring Misner & Smith, Rita Hosking, & West Nile Ramblers

Want to gear up for the fabulous, first annual Davis Music Fest this Sat. 6/25? The June 23rd edition of Live Tracks highlights the tight vocal harmonies of Misner & Smith, the heartfelt storytelling of Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack, and the infectious energy of the West Nile Ramblers---all of whom will be playing at the Odd Fellows Hall venue during the Davis Music Fest. Jim starts the show off with a set by Hardwater, who will be playing just prior to the festival at Rominger West Winery on Sat. from 1:30-5pm.