Timeout Radio

The award-winning youth radio show and podcast, Timeout Radio, covers a range of topics of interest to teens. Broadcasting from Davis, California, the show has a mix of in-depth reporting, interviews, music, and a place of the week. Inquisitive teens interested in sports, travel, and learning about the world will enjoy getting to know host Rohan and his fascinating line-up of insightful guests.

All past episodes are archived forever below. Find Timeout Radio on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Timeout Radio is the winner of the:

* 2022 National Hometown Media Award, Alliance for Community Media

* 2022 San Francisco Press Club Greater Bay Area Journalism Award

* 2020 Youth Summit Pitch Contest Grant, Points of Light Foundation

Follow us on Instagram @timeout.radio and Facebook @TimeoutRadio


Replays Tuesday 5:30-6pm, Saturday 8-8:30am, Sunday 12:30-1pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

64. College Radio

In a world saturated with online music apps and podcasts, college radio’s free spirit and eclectic programming cuts through the noise. There are more than 600 college radio stations in the United States and they play a critical role in giving airtime to emerging musicians and local broadcasters. Patrick Figueroa, sports director at KDVS 90.3 FM at the University of California Davis shares how the campus radio station teaches students broadcast production skills and provides its audience with diverse, noncommercial, and freeform radio. We then travel to Argentina — home of one of the oldest university radio station in the world, the highest and lowest points in the Southern Hemisphere, soccer legends Messi and Maradona, and a national sport called duck.

63. There’s a Stat for That

Numbers are everywhere in sports, both on and off the field. Team managers look at player stats to scout athletes, coaches use analytics to figure out play calls, and many athletes track their performance to fine-tune their skills. Statistics is used in fantasy leagues and sports betting to predict the outcome of a game. Chris Harden shares how he combines his love of sports, statistics, and computer science in his job as a sports data scientist at ESPN. Then visit the state of Connecticut, home to the oldest newspaper in the country, the first American dictionary, Mark Twain, hot lobster rolls, and a pizza called apizza!

62. Celebration and Controversy at the 2022 World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. The 2022 Men’s World Cup was held in Qatar and 32 countries competed, with Argentina emerging as the winner. We trace the history of the World Cup from its kick-off in 1930 in Uruguay to its 22nd tournament in Qatar and hear about Smart Balls, a folding stadium, a thrilling finale, and allegations of bribery and corruption. Sports writer Evan Ream shares his perspectives as he returns from a World Cup that was surrounded by controversy from the get-go. We then travel to Qatar, where its citizens are a minority, robot jockeys race camels, and the sea meets the desert.

61. On the Gridiron with Gordon

Scott Gordon called UC Davis home football games on ESPN+ this season. I met him when I was shadowing sports broadcasters at the Aggie Stadium press box last month. Scott played Division I football at the University of Arizona and shares his journey to coaching and calling football. His broadcast experience spans the NFL, college football, indoor soccer, River Cats baseball, and high school games. We discuss UC Davis Football's 2022 season and reflect on running back Ulonzo Gilliam's extraordinary legacy after his final season as an Aggie.

60. Turkey Talk

Have you ever wonder how and why the humble turkey became the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinners? And what’s the deal with the President pardoning turkeys? Biologist John McNerney, who is the City of Davis’ wildlife resource specialist, tells us about Davis' resident flock of wild turkeys and why turkeys are an important part of our ecosystem. Then visit the country of Turkey — which spans two continents, is home to the Blue Mosque and the birthplace of Santa Claus, and where the national sport is oil wrestling!

59. Beneath the Roots (Part 2)

This year California had over 6000 wildfires that burned 300,000 acres across the state. Triggered by rising temperatures, drought, logging, and unattended campfires, these fires caused large-scale deforestation. In the second episode of a two-part series on reforestation, we hear about efforts to replenish California's urban and rural forests that have their roots right here in Davis. Erin Donley Marineau shares how Tree Davis enhances and expands our community's tree canopy. Jimi Scheid from the State of California's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection tells us about L.A. Moran Reforestation Center's 100-year journey in replenishing our state's forests.

58. Crossover with Carmichael Dave

Sports talk radio involves discussion of sporting events, and frequently features enthusiastic debate and analysis by both hosts and callers. Listeners tend to build a routine and connect on an emotional level with radio talk show hosts. My morning routine during school days is to tune in to KHTK SacTownSports 1140 AM and listen to The Carmichael Dave Show as I eat my breakfast. There are over 700 FM/AM radio stations in the United States that just cover sports. Dave and I talk about how he got into sports broadcasting, his thoughts on the future of sports talk radio, and how this season is going to go for the Sacramento Kings.

57. Beneath the Roots (Part 1)

Northern California has been dealing with wildfires that cause large-scale deforestation and wipe out native species and natural habitats. In the first episode of a two-part series on reforestation, we dig beneath the roots to uncover how Costa Rica became the first tropical country to entirely reverse deforestation. Maria Fernanda from Green Wolf shares how her organization helps conserve the country's ecosystem. Then visit Costa Rica, one of the world's happiest nations and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Forests and national parks cover half the country and are home to half a million species, soaring cloudforests, and over a hundred volcanoes.

56. Brace Face

Braces are a rite of passage for many teenagers in the United States. Hear about the history of orthodontics, which goes back all the way to ancient Egypt and involves animal intestines, gold, and space shuttles! Then meet Dr. Benton Runquist who opens up about his 27-year career as a Davis orthodontist and his time as a radio DJ. Then travel to France — home to 1,500 varieties of cheese, residents who consume 25,000 tons of snails annually, supermarkets that divert 45,000 pounds of food each year to feed the hungry and reduce food waste, and the Tour De France cycling race that lasts 23 days and covers 2,068 miles.

55. Kickoff with Scott Marsh

Sports broadcaster Scott Marsh tells us about his journey to being the play-by-play voice for UC Davis football and basketball and his advice to aspiring broadcasters. Hear how Scott got his start at UC Davis’ student-run radio station KDVS, how he uses his business degrees from UC Davis in his job at SacTownSports 1140 AM KHTK, and the secret of his broadcasting versatility as GameNight host at Sacramento Kings basketball games and the co-host of Golf to Go Hour. Then we talk about Aggie football's upcoming 2022 season, starting with their kickoff game against Cal in Berkeley this weekend.

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The topics you cover on this show are so interesting. I learn something new each time!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 11:08am

Love your choice of music! My favorite part of your show is the place of the week segment.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/27/2020 - 4:19pm

Listening to your show right now--sounding good. Just a note to say welcome to the KDRT/DMA family, and I hope your participation brings you happiness!

Submitted by Autumn Labbe-Renault on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 5:13pm

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