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

Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea cover imageThis 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. 

KDRT + Davis Music Festival Fundraiser Party

KDRT and the Davis Music Festival will copresent an all-ages preview party and fundraiser at the Sudwerk Brewing Dock Store on Thursday, May 22nd, from 4 to 9 p.m. Join us for fresh taps and live music from DMF artists The Bottom Dwellers, Owl Paws, The Lurk, and Million Dollar Giveaway...

A suggested donation of $5 will include admission plus one raffle ticket for a single-day pass to the BottleRock Music Festival in Napa, May 30-June 1. Additional raffle tickets will be available for $3 each. Also available will be tickets for this year's Davis Music Festival, which will showcase dozens of acts on multiple stages in and around downtown Davis on June 21. For more information, visit To join and share the Fundraiser Party Facebook event, visit


The Big DoG Is Coming: Tuesday, May 6th

The Big Day of Giving starts at midnight on Tuesday, May 6th. During the "Big DoG," your donation to KDRT via will be boosted thanks to a pool of matching funds. Please save the date and spread the word via social media using the hashtag #GiveBigDoG... Then any time on May 6th, visit to give where your ears are!

Tuesday, May 6th: Give where your ears are!

KDRT is participating in the Big Day of Giving on Tues, May 6th. The Sacramento Regional Community Foundation's "Big DoG" gives us a great opportunity to raise donationsand to boost their value thanks to a pool of matching funds... Please support KDRT and the Big DoG—it's easy! Any time on Tuesday, May 6th, visit and give where your ears are. To help even more, please promote and tag KDRT and #GiveBigDoG via your social media accounts. Thanks for your support!

Let's get social--on Twitter!

Yep, KDRT has increased its presence on the Interwebs by joining the Twitter--and we'd love to meet you there. We're posting daily about our shows, things happening in and around Davis, and music and news we find of interest...  Follow us and we'll be sure to follow back--and if you'd like to recommend us to your radio-loving tweeps, we'd be honored. Click it: