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Spring Fundraiser Week at KDRT - May 13-20!

Spring has sprung!    KDRT 95.7fm is blooming, but could use a little mulch to keep those roots growing!    DONATE HERE 

Please donate today using this webform:  kdrt.org/donate or click the banner above!

Davis Media Access (DMA) is the licensee of KDRT-LP, and we’ve launched our annual appeal!    Using media tools and hands-on technical training, DMA has provided capacity building in our community for 30 years.  As a media and technology center, a community gathering place, and a content distributor, DMA works with people from all walks of life to address issues and topics often ignored by mainstream media.

Support Davis Media Access via the Big Day of Giving

As the Big Day of Giving – affectionately known as Big DoG—gears up for its sixth year, several local non-profits have teamed up with Sudwerk Brewing Co. to carry on a community event that focuses on fun and philanthropy.

Davis Media Access, Davis Music Festival, Davis Phoenix Coalition, and Soroptimist of Greater Davis are the combined force behind Big Day at the Dock, to be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. at the Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dock Store, 2001 Second Street in Davis. Davis Media Access and Davis Music Festival began organizing Big DoG events with Sudwerk five years ago, with the event growing and other partners joining over time. This year's event features a record 27 area non-profits participating.

You can schedule a donation to Davis Media Access via BigDog today.  And on the day of BigDog you may donate at this link.

On-Air pitching tips for Fall 2018

Doug crafted these, and I just adapted for fall 2018:

Talking points for on-air pitching -- approach it as a listener and as a DJ

When listing reasons for listeners to donate to KDRT, talk about the aspects of KDRT that you enjoy participating in the most.  Be passionate, upfront, and personal and explain exactly why listeners need to go to their computers and support KDRT.  Consider that it’s possible that listeners are listening via the computer at that very moment.

KDRT needs your support, October 28 to November 3!

Deep Roots!     That is what we all need to survive today!     Help us grow our roots deep in Davis this fall during our short fundraiser, October 28 to November 3!    Now is the time to give us a few bucks, a monthly donation, or a healthy dose of appreciation- whatever you think we deserve for our work.    We operate on a shoestring, lots of volunteer passion, and you!    KDRT-LP 95.7 fm is an effort we all put time into, and now is that time for our listeners and supporters.    

How can you help?     

Besides donating, plan to attend one of these fun events we've cooked up this week:

Tune in for Spring 2018 "Band-A-Thon"! (and please donate!)

This Saturday, June 2, as part of the DMA Annual Appeal, KDRT hosts a treasure trove of young musicans in the DCTV studio, broadcasting live 1-5pm, and recording on video for future viewing.

Tune in to 95.7fm or kdrt.org to hear 3 piece combo led by Josh Wisterman, followed immediately by local favorite Ryan McBride.   At 2pm check out The Mechula, a self described “post-bop jazz quartet.”  

At 3pm, a 14-piece orchestra of Juniors and Seniors from Davis High School called “Sax By Popular Demand” showcase their talent.    The live “Band-A-Thon” closes with young musician A.J. Hicks performing at 4pm.

DMA Annual Appeal continues with week of KDRT on-air fundraising

As part of the Davis Media Access Annual Appeal, tune in this week to KDRT 95.7 fm for a week of on-air fundraising.    Support your favorite local KDRT programmer duriing this special week by going to kdrt.org/donate.   

“KDRT is a project of Davis Media Access, and the Annual Appeal is the main source of funding for the radio station,” says Jeff Shaw, Station Director,  “we depend on the good will of the community to broadcast on 95.7fm throughout Davis.”

Programmers will be playing favorite tracks, featuring guests from the community, and asking for community support.   Support is also sought for all the nationally syndicated programming KDRT airs weekly.

The week culminates in a live broadcast on June 2 from the DCTV studio featuring local musicians.    Tune into 95.7fm, from 1-5pm, to hear Josh Wisterman Trio, Ryan McBride, The Mechula, Sax By Popular Demand, and A.J. Hicks.  

Go to kdrt.org/donate to view premiums available for your donation.

Turn Us On! Support KDRT’s Fall FUNdraiser, Oct. 22-29!

The new antenna’s up, and we want to hear from you!

This fall season, as KDRT-LP 95.7FM celebrates it’s 13th broadcast birthday, we anticipate making the most of our new antenna. We are busy launching a new local public affairs department, training new volunteers, supporting local musicians, and growing our grass roots however we can. We ask the community to help support these efforts by helping us raise $5000 by October 29th. To donate please visit kdrt.org/donate—and click the read more below for info on all of our Fall FUNdraiser events...

Tune in and support KDRT-LP!

Please support the operation of KDRT-LP!

It takes quite a few George Washingtons, and maybe some Abe Lincolns to keep this ship afloat!     And of course some Harriet Tubmans (can't come soon enough!) would really help!

If you listen to KDRT-LP, either online, or over the air, you know the work we put into providing quality programming, local voices, and educational perspectives you cannot hear anywhere else.  

So tune in, especially through April 10 !   We know you have lots of choices in your daily auditory intake, and we heartily thank you for showing some love for KDRT-LP!

Go to kdrt.org/donate and we'll set you up right!