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Album of the Week: Nick Cave "Push the Sky Away" - Feb 4 at 5P


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AotW this week is Push the Sky Away (2013), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' first new recorded material in five years’ time. Cave spent those five years on projects unrelated to the Bad Seeds, including soundtracks, screenplays, and his musical side project Grinderman. Sky is a fairly quiet album for Nick and the Seeds, featuring misty tableaus and twisted love stories. The arrangements are subtle, wonderfully orchestrated, and well-suited to the material. In the end, it’s Nick Cave’s vocals that carry the day--equally tender and forceful, quite and dark...always a bit threatening. 


LIVE IN THE LOAM presents BOB WOODRUFF - Jan 22 at 2:30PM

Dug Deep hosts singer-songwriter Bob Woodruff for KDRT's Live in the Loam on Friday, January 22nd, at 2:30 pm PT. Originally a member of the country-rock band The Fields, Bob has since released four studio albums as a solo artist: 1994's Dreams & Saturday Nights, 1997's Desire Road, 2011's The Lost Kerosene Tapes 1999, and the upcoming The Year We Tried to Kill the Pain.  His songs are anachronistic yet accessible, melodic yet gritty, intimate yet universal.

Reverend Shawn Amos on Live in the Loam, Wed Jan 13


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KDRT's Dug Deep hosts the Reverend Shawn Amos and his band for a special Live in the Loam on Wednesday, January 13, at 3pm PT. A blues singer/songwriter of the highest order, Amos is on a mission to spread the blues with unsurpassed fervor beyond his base in Los Angeles. The Reverend stops at KDRT in advance of his evening gig at the Torch Club in Sacramento. His latest record is The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You. Visit the Reverend on the web at

KDRT + KHOI Present Live Coverage of Issues Forum with O'Malley and Sanders - Sat Jan 9


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KDRT collaborates with KHOI-FM in Ames, Iowa, and Pacifica Radio to bring live coverage of the Iowa CCI issues forum with Democratic presidential candidates Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders

Album of the Week - Robyn Hitchcock "I Often Dream of Trains" - TH 12/10


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This week's featured album is I Often Dream of Trains by British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn started out in the 1970s with the Soft Boys before going solo in the early 1980s. He's known for quirky, haunting poetic lyrics that in early days drew comparisons to the style of Syd Barrett. 
I Often Dream of Trains is his third solo album, released in 1984. It's an all acoustic effort, with Robyn's lyrics and vocals at the front, backing himself on electric and acoustic guitars and piano. 
Today, Robyn remains an active recording and touring artist, with no less than 20 studio albums under his belt. His most recent release, The Man Upstairs, came out in 2014. Check out the man and his music at
KDRT's Album of the Week airs every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. PT. This week's host is Jess Goddesse.

Album of the Week - Boscoe - TH 10/1 5P


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Boscoe came up in Chicago’s South Side in the late '60s and early '70s, with this self-titled release springing forth in 1973. The group’s lineup included James Rice on guitar, Ron Harris on bass, Harold Warner on trumpet, Darryl Johnson on sax, and Reg Holden on trombone. Boscoe also featured Steve Cobb on drums, and it was Cobb who drove the group's movement beyond covers to original songs with socially conscious lyrics. Boscoe’s conscious-funk-fusion sound was somewhat lost in the immense sea of talent pouring out of South Side Chicago at the time, and the group folded not long after this release.

LIVE IN THE LOAM presents BRUCE SALMON - Fri, 9/25, 2:30P


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DJ Dug Deep hosts New Orleans-born, Texas-raised musician, troubadour, and singer/songwriter Bruce Salmon live in the KDRT studios, Friday, September 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m. A veteran of the Austin music scene, Bruce began performing as a solo artist in 2012, releasing his first solo album A Barrel of Monkeys in 2014. His music is steeped in the Texas songwriting tradition; New Orleans jazz, funk, and blues; and more recent studies of ancestral folk music from Eastern Europe. Tune in and enjoy!

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.

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