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:

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

* 2022 National Hometown Media Award, Alliance for Community Media

* 2022 & 2023 San Francisco Press Club Greater Bay Area Journalism Award

* 2023 John Drury National High School Radio Award

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

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

27. CPR

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes and 2,000 children and teens in the U.S. die from it every year. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) gets blood flow back to the heart and brain in cardiac arrest, and CPR training is a high school graduation requirement in California and most states. Rebecca McCormac, from Project ADAM (Automated Defibrillators in Adam's Memory) at UC Davis Children’s Hospital tells us about about why school staff and students should learn CPR. Then visit Wisconsin, America's Dairyland - home to Project ADAM, Harley-Davidson motorcyles, and Cheeseheads.

26. Garbology

Picking through garbage doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but there are lots of cool things we can learn about our society by studying trash. Garbology means the science of trash. Studying patterns of what people throw away tells us a lot about human society, and what environmental and social issues communities face. Find out how a plastic bottle from a California beach can end up floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for years, adding to microplastic pollution. We talk to Emily Castles, a student at Davis High about Davis Cans for Change, an organization aimed at educating the public and encouraging reducing, reusing and recycling. Our place of the week, Copenhagen, is the most efficient city in the world with garbage and recycling. Only 4% percent of Copenhagen's waste ends up in landfills. In comparison, 70% of waste in the U.S. ends up in landfills!

25. Pandemics

An epidemic is when an unusually large number of people get a disease at the same time. When an epidemic spreads across many continents or through much of the world it is called a pandemic. Epidemics and pandemics can spread quickly and affect millions of people, but the good news is that they eventually come to an end. Hear about Dr. Dean Blumberg's work as a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UC Davis Health. Dr. Dean tells us about what kids and teens can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on school campuses and when playing sports, and what recreational activities families can safely do this summer. Then visit Boston, home to the first chocolate factory and the first public school in the United States, and learn how the city got its strange nickname, "Beantown".

24. City Desk

Local newspapers are the pulse of a community. They help people understand important issues in their area, put national issues such as racial injustice or pandemics into local context, connect small businesses with customers through advertising, record the history of a community, and help start grassroots efforts to bring about change. Hear about how local newspapers flourished in the early 1900’s and why they have struggled to survive over the past 20 years. Bob Dunning from the Davis Enterprise talks to us about his 50-year career as a sports editor and columnist, his advice to aspiring journalists, changes in journalism and newspaper publishing with the widespread use of online media, and the challenges of sports reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our place of the week is Oregon, which is home to not only Bob Dunning's birthplace, but also to the deepest lake in the U.S., and strangely — one humongous fungus.

23. Bike City USA

Davis has been voted one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the United States. It was the first city in the U.S. to have bicycle lanes and bicycle signals on traffic lights, and has more than 100 miles of bikeways. Pretty impressive for a town that is only about 11 square miles in size! In today’s show we meet Bob Bowen, who is on the board of directors of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, located in downtown Davis. Hear about the long relationship of Davis with bicycling, and the story of how the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame moved to Davis in 2010. Then learn about New Jersey, the original home of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame where the oldest bicycle race in the country, The Tour of Somerville, has been held since 1940.

22. The G-Man

Thinking about a career in sports broadcasting? Meet the G-Man Gary Gerould, radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings for 36 years, who at the age of 80 is one of the NBA's longest tenured announcers. The G-Man got his start in broadcasting at the age of 14 at a local radio station in a small town in Michigan. Learn about his long broadcasting career and how the sports broadcasting world adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then visit Michigan to learn a few surprising facts about wolverines. When people think of Michigan, they think of automobiles. But did you know that Michigan has 11,000 lakes, 3000 miles of freshwater shoreline, and the first city in the U.S. to have phone numbers?

21. Sacramento Kings

The Kings are the oldest franchise in the National Basketball Association, and one of the oldest continuously operating professional basketball franchises in the United States. Learn how the Kings took the long road to Sacramento by way of Rochester, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Omaha. In this episode we discuss the 2020-2021 season of the Sacramento Kings with Gary Gerould ("G-Man"), the radio voice of the Sacramento Kings. Make sure you tune in to our next episode when G-Man and I will continue our conversation and talk about his long and highly respected career as a sports broadcaster.

20. Pandemic Pets

Since mid-March 2020 there has been a huge surge in animal adoptions, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Melissa Bain, a professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, tells us about the joys and challenges of pandemic pets, and what to consider when adopting animal companions during the pandemic. We meet 14-year-old Davis resident Kate Phillips and her canine companion Winston. Winston became part of the Phillips family last summer. Hear about the science behind why there is such a deep bond between dogs and humans and learn some cool facts about dogs. Then visit Siberia, where dogs first joined the human pack 23,000 years ago.

19. Rock the Vote

The 2020 U.S. elections were shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide movement for racial justice. About 55% of ballots in 2020 were cast by youth, up from 44% in the 2016 elections. This increase in turnout among youth made a difference in the outcome of the election across the country, especially in key battleground states. Rock the Vote is a non-profit organization whose goal is to build the political power of young people by increasing voter turnout among 18 to 24 year olds. Meet the Davis chapter of Rock the Vote and hear about their work to get young people to vote. Then learn about youth voting rights and visit Georgia, which in 1943 became the first state to lower the voting age from 21 to 18.

18. Ireland

Do you know what hurling and camogie are? How is Gaelic football different from American football? And what exactly is soda bread? Davis resident John Cunningham grew up in Ireland and will shed some light on all these things. Learn about hurling, the fastest game on grass. Hurling is Ireland's oldest pastime and combines the skills of baseball, hockey, and lacrosse into one high speed, high scoring, high energy sport. Then discover Newgrange in Ireland, the site of a neolithic passage tomb that is older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids.

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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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