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Album of the Week - Ass Ponys "Lohio" - TH 7/16/15 5p


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This week we'll feature Cincinatti's own Ass Ponys and the 2001 recording Lohio. If you haven't heard of the Ponys, you may have heard of frontman Chuck Cleaver and his current band, Wussy. All new to you? No worries. Sit back and enjoy. It's indie rock with an Americana feel--swell sounds for a summer day. 

It's true: Internship opportunities at KDRT-FM!


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Do you have a burning desire to learn more about radio, from the back-end business to the on-air broadcast? We have just the thing: KDRT offers no-cost training via community internships across departments, including Publicity and Social Media, Music Acquisitions and Curation, and Audio Production. We also welcome volunteers, both behind the mic and behind the scenes. If you'd like to get involved in community radio, now's your chance. Shoot us a line today, expressing your interest:

It's that time of year... Please support KDRT!


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KDRT is celebrating 10 years of homegrown radio. Every year, we cultivate our grass roots with an annual fund drive to keep the station going strong. As a project of Davis Media Access, we’re supported entirely by contributions from listeners, like you. Your tax-deductible donation keeps KDRT on the air and our unique programming flowing, from local public affairs to independent music and artists.

If you listen local, please give local: Donate online or by mail to Davis Media Access, 1623 Fifth Street, Suite A, Davis, California, 95616.

Thank you so much for your continued support. :)

Live Local, Give Local: The Big DoG Is Back, Tue 5/5/15

Davis Media Access (DMA), Yolo County’s only nonprofit community media center (and KDRT's parent organization), and The Wardrobe, a clothing salon located in downtown Davis, are pairing up to present a unique, interactive event on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Big Day of Giving (Big DoG!). Titled "5/5 - Help the Grass Roots Thrive," the event takes place from 5-7pm at The Wardrobe storefront, located at 206 E Street. Please RSVP and share here. Donate here! :)

It's Spring, but It's Autumn on the Grapevine - April 2015

Autumn and Rod on KDRT's The Grapevine Rod's guest for Grapevine special is Autumn Labbe-Renault, Davis Media Access executive director. Listen as they discuss concerts, fundraising -- including the May 5 Big Day of Giving -- and share stories and music inspired by Lee Renault -- Autumn's dad, Rod's friend, KDRT's Eclectic Dinosaur for nearly 9 years.

Album of the Week - Fiery Furnaces "Bitter Tea" - TH 3/5 5P

Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea cover image This week's AotW is "Bitter Tea," the 2006 release by the Fiery Furnaces, a band composed of brother and sister Eleanor and Matt Friedberger. It’s a trippy, inspired piece of work that features a tinny upright piano--dragged from the lounge of a depression-era bordello--functioning as the signature instrument, stitching together the patchwork songs with Matt's speedy little trills. Toss in Eleanor’s high, clipped voice; some moog; backward vocals; and other electronic and studio madness...these kids are really on to something! :> DJ Dug Deep hosts.

Lend us your ears--and your hands

KDRT is commercial-free, independent radio powered by people like you--folks who volunteer time and skills in support of local radio... We're always open to community members with talent, skills, and ideas to share--as DJs or staffers to help with publicity, promotions, music, public affairs, production, web, and tech... Want more info on volunteer opportunities? Just send an e-mail with you interests and contact info to Thanks for keeping our grass roots growing!

KDRT Summer Benefit Concert: July 11th

The Davis Odd Fellows and Davis Media Access (DMA) present a special evening of local music benefitting KDRT-FM community radio. The all-star line-up features Bill Scholer and Waiting for Bruce plus special guest Barry “The Fish” Melton... The popular Winters-based country-swing band Bonanza King opens the show. 

The event takes place Friday, July 11, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, located at 415 Second Street in downtown Davis. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music from 7:30–10:30 p.m. 
The admission price is a suggested donation of $10 (sliding scale) at the door. Beer, wine, soda and bottled water will be available for purchase at this all-ages event.
Event proceeds go toward KDRT’s equipment fund to enable the station’s live-music recording efforts. These include the free “Thursday Live!” community concert series hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows.