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May 13 - 20: Support KDRT during Fundraising Week!

Tune in May 13-20 and support your favorite station!   

We'll stay within the guardrails but pull out all the stops all week long. KDRT depends on your support to stay on the air and online, and we ask for your help just a couple times each year. Please visit today to show your support!

Please also also join us at these fine events. Come on by, say hello, bring a friend! 

Friday May 17, 7-9p @ Delta of Venus: AMP Quintet with local jazz all-stars Tony Passarell, Alan Ernst, Mark Oi, Keith Cary, Jim Frink

Saturday May 18, 6-8p @ Sudwerk Brewing: Adrian West Band

Sunday May 19, 3-6p @ Berryessa Brewing: Misner & Smith

Last day to get on list for ‘Holidays at the Hall’ CD/download

Today (Monday, Dec. 12) is the last day for donors who give $75 or more during KDRT’s current fund drive to get on the list for the Holidays at the Hall CD/download, our station’s first CD. It’s a great set with local musicians Me & Him, The Muddy Waders, Misner & Smith, Calvin Handy and The Jazz Patrol, and the Davis Klezmer Orchestra.

And thank you to the generous donors who have already supported us this month and on Giving Tuesday! You guys are great!

KDRT presents its first CD project, 'Holidays at the Hall'

KDRT is producing this limited edition CD/digital download as part of a  a thank you gift with donations of $75 or more.   

Always a crowd favorite, the Davis Odd Fellows' annual Holiday Show for Thursday Live! each December typically features several diverse local bands, each preparing an imaginative short set of seasonal songs. KDRT's Jim Buchanan often features his live recordings of these shows in his December "Live Tracks" episodes.

This year, KDRT has selected a sampling of these well-loved performances for our first live music CD project as part of our Fall Fundraiser week. Sound Harvest Volume 1 -- Holidays at the Hall contains eight songs ranging from Celtic to Klezmer, jazz to folk.

The bands include Me & Him and The Muddy Waders as well as Misner & Smith, Calvin Handy and The Jazz Patrol, and the Davis Klezmer Orchestra. These were recorded 2011-2015, and recently mastered by Foxtail Sound. 

 We'll email you after your donation asking what format you'd prefer to receive. Don't delay, donate here today.

Tune in 4-7pm for a chance to win big for Healthy Davis Neighbors Night Out!



Listen to the recorded broadcast here:  Healthy Davis Neighbors Night Out 2021 Broadcast

KDRT is proud to partner with the City of Davis to bring you a special broadcast Sunday October 17, from 4-7 p.m. We'll air interviews from Healthy Davis Together founders, Aggie Public Health Ambassadors, Davis City Councilmembers, music requested by neighborhood hosts, and more! We'll also give away $3,000 worth of certificates from Davis businesses for goods and services on each half-hour mark.

Listen for how to claim one of these grand prize packages! Tune in from your neighborhood party -- blast your car radio on 95.7 fm, or stream on your phone at Stay safe, have fun and win big!

We're back on the air!

Evening UPDATE, MAY 13: We're broadcasting and livestreaming again. Thank you for your patience!

Listen at 95.7 FM in Davis, at, or if you want to hear a program via our website:

  • Find and select the program you want at ... for example, "Celtic Songlines"
  • Find the episode you want to hear, and select its title (URL) ... for example, "Celtic Songlines April 27, 2021"
  • And listen!

Behind the broadcast: rebuilt computer system for the new year!

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KDRT reboot

On Tuesday, December 22, we rebuilt our computer automation system. And, due to the pandemic, we are currently limiting studio access, which meant we turned off our transmitter while we did the work. If you heard intermittent periods without a broadcast, that was why. Things are back to normal now!    

Please consider a year-end donation to your locally owned, locally operated, all-volunteer-programmed, low-power radio station -- go to Any donation goes to keep the station on the air!

High Country Music Radio debut show!

Tune into the debut show of High Country Music Radio tomorrow, Tuesday, August 20 at 11am and "leave the big city behind," as your host Rusty Nail says.   

Starting tomorrow, every Tuesday at 11am consider it your time to tap your feet to "music born from the mountains, plains, rivers and deserts"  - check out the show page here to listen to the archive if you can't make the debut: