Coined in 1957 by Brandeis University professor Gunther Schuller, “Third Stream” is a term used to describe the synthesis of classical and jazz. Join DJ Gary Chew to discover some Third Stream sounds for yourself.
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DJ Chris Mussen presents all things modern indie, from shoegaze to psychedelic, dream pop to space rock, lo-fi to indie folk. Whatever you prefer on your indie playlists, A Constant Grin is sure to keep you smiling.
With a rotating cast of hosts and in-depth exploration of entire albums, Album of the Week brings a fantastically fun hour to the airwaves.
Mix of music focusing on EBM, Future-pop, Darkwave but also Mashups and Europop.
Through smart, intellectual, and engaging storytelling, Big Picture Science discusses today’s biggest scientific stories and breakthroughs by interviewing leading researchers and scientists. The program delivers the information in unorthodox yet clever ways, proving that science radio doesn’t have to be dry, even if the humor is.
Airing in more than 250 cities across the country and around the world, this syndicated program brings bold ideas and innovations that lead to practical solutions. Simply put, Bioneers brings “revolution from the heart of nature.”
Celtic Songlines celebrates the music, stories, and traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and other Celtic lands. Tune in on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at KDRT 95.7 FM, with replays Monday 8–9 p.m. and Saturday 6–7 p.m. Outside our broadcast area, you can stream at kdrt.org, or subscribe to the Celtic Songlines podcast on Apple podcasts.
Join Nancy around the campfire to hear authentic Western roots music and cowboy poetry. Something deep in your soul will resonate to stories from the early wranglers, Mexican vaqueros, Old West adventurers, Silver Screen buckaroos, Western Swing bands, contemporary real cowboys, and all who appreciate wide open spaces, freedom, and the western lifestyle.
In this World Music show, Gil covers the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, North Africa, Central Asia, and the Indian sub continent, including traditional and contemporary musical styles. This is not a pop music show!
Nursery pro Don Shor has been gardening and selling plants in Davis for more than three decades. Join Don and co-host Lois Richter as they discuss and answer your questions on all things for the garden. Submit a question (or a brag!) to DavisGardenShow@gmail.com.
Davis has a very unique musical scene — from the Mondavi Center’s formal performances to the local clubs where bands and upcoming artists hone their craft. Local and visiting musicians are captured by Jim Buchanan on our Live Tracks program. On Davis Music Connections, we play past Davis bands of note, along with those who are currently touring, taking a little bit of Davis to the rest of the world.
Davis has interesting people, ideas, connections, and events. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents stories that have some connection to Davis. The program has won 10 Excellence in Journalism awards from the San Francisco Press Club.
Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now is an award-winning syndicated news program that gives voice to perspectives rarely heard in corporate-sponsored media, including independent journalists, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, independent analysts, and ordinary people from around the world.
Join DJ Cliff and friends for Dinner Bell Roundup’s tasty plateful of swinging country, western, and Americana music. Come and get it!
On the Electric Compost Heap, DJ Dug Deep hosts a dig through many sound forms — the delightful detritus of blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, funk, punk, psych, and more — concocting a rich and fertile musical humus. Dig it, Heapsters!
E-Town, taped before a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, features today’s top folk and Americana artists, along with information and discussions on the environment and conservation. Host Nick Forster nimbly walks the line between musician and radio journalist, playing guitar, mandolin, or lap steel with musical guests and then switching gears to engage artists in conversation. Co-host Helen Forster lends her voice to both the spoken and musical portions of the show.
KDRT is proud to air EdSource’s new show, Education Beat: Getting to the heart of California schools.
"Join us each week as we cover everything from preschool to college, bringing you the personal stories behind the headlines. We want you to hear the voices that are too often drowned out in the broader conversation: parents, teachers, and the students themselves."
An hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.
Hosted by Michio Kaku.
Eye On Sports is a talk radio show focused on various professional and amateur sports with a concentration on local athletics. Hoss Chuck and Cody have been involved with sports both nationally and locally for more than 10 years and want to bring their opinions/discussion points to the public through conversation, outside interviews, and investigation. This show will not be politically driven in anyway, locally or nationally. The conversation will be around the social environment, business side, strategy, and psychology of sports.
Every night, hear 7+ hours of music to keep you company—awake, asleep, or somewhere in between—courtesy of your friends at KDRT.
Nothing brings greater rewards than a life filled with love and care for people and the world around us. With Heart to Heart, host "Dr. G" inspires and teaches listeners to live life richly and lightly. To ask a question on the show, call 1.530.792.1648 during the live broadcast. Check the Davis Enterprise to for guests and weekly topics.
Imagining Yolo Davis interviews citizens (imaginers) of this community who are imagining projects that will affect all of us for the greater good. From recycling, music, community groups to park clean-up groups ... the list goes on — private imaginers using their talents to enrich our community.
What makes these imaginers tick and what is so important? The health and well being of our community.
IMPLOSION is hosted by Nick Saloman, front person of The Bevis Frond. Born and raised in London, England, Nick started buying records as a small child in the late 1950s and began going to gigs and playing in bands as a teen in the late 60s. IMPLOSION is simply an hour of Nick playing the music that he loves (psychedelia, rock, folk, beat, jazz, soul, punk, and more), with a bit of chat thrown in for good measure.
Independent and Local is a music program featuring local unsigned artists and bands, including "Moments" — brief interviews with experts in the scientific, health, and artistic communities about interesting topics and current events. The main focus is music, along with a few outside-the-box ideas.
Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating world of jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from roots in boogie-woogie, blues, and ragtime through traditional and straight-ahead jazz, soul jazz, bossa nova, and more.
Matt The Cat presents the soul that came before rock n’ roll: 1950s rhythm and blues. Each week, this underrated and rollicking music plays on that old Rockola Jukebox in the back.
Live Tracks frequently airs recordings from local performances here in Davis. LT began broadcasting on September 30, 2004, and has produced 679 episodes as of April 2023. Best experienced with a lava lamp, cool recreational beverage of choice, and a place to chill out. Peace.
Loafer's Glory - "A Hobo Jungle Of The Mind"
KDRT-LP is proud to bring our listeners reairings of "Loafer's Glory," a show featuring legendary folk singer Bruce "Utah" Phillips orginally recorded at KVMR in Nevada City, and now being brought back to audiences everywhere by Duncan Phillips.
Lord Blood-Rah, host of the syndicated TV series Lord Blood-Rah's Nerve Wrackin' Theatre, invades your mind with old time radio horror and science fiction episodes best heard in the dark! Join us every Saturday night at 11:30pm for vintage audio chills and thrills! Stock music provided by Walperion_Music, from Pond5.
Meraki [may-rah-kee] (adjective): This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be. Meraki Radio tries to live up to the definition of this interesting word. Anyone who wants to get behind the mic and talk about meraki in their own life — whether it be professional, historical, artistic, scientific, prolific, or otherwise — is encouraged to contact the show at email@example.com.
Join host Beth Post as she features the unique sounds of Hawaiian music — from early icons of island music to today's innovators — exploring styles, the history of the genre, and revered songs and performers.
Immerse yourself in programs from radio’s Golden Age.
Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond.
The word "gospel" is derived for the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news." Host Preacher believes gospel music is powerful, whether the listener is or is not Christian — that everyone can enjoy listening to gospel because it is uplifting and inspiring, sung with passion and belief from the artist, touching all who hear it in a good and heartfelt way. The aim of Praise Time is to help listeners find what Preacher believes lives in everyone: a good spirit that drives us to be the best we can be.
Ralph Nader is joined by co-hosts Steve Skrovan and David Feldman for a lively informative hour of interviews with some of the nation’s most influential movers and shakers, and thought provoking discussions of the weeks news.
Join The Alchemist as he is raised from the dead every Friday from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight Pacific time on KDRT and the whispering wind. Conjuring the lost souls of horrendous, hideous heavy-metal tracks to bleed the ears, the Alchemist blends scaring guitars, thundering drums, bludgeoning bass, and silent screams into a vortex of black doom, extreme thrash, and technical classic metal music. Hell awaits!
Rising Up, with Sonali Kolhatkar, is an all-women run radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. The radio program airs on Pacifica stations KPFA and KPFK, and several affiliate stations.
Broadcasting from Los Angeles, Rising Up with Sonali is made possible by Pacifica station KPFK. The radio version is available to Pacifica affiliate stations, which includes KDRT-LP.
Roots, Shoots and Leaves' DJ Tree has a theory of music that involves a tree. Suffice it to say that it involves a trinity — an exploration of themes and connections among recording artists — and otherwise very few boundaries. Listen for music old and new, known and unknown. And if you listen long enough, you may experience some musical enlightenment.
Sea Change Radio is a nationally syndicated program that covers the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Join your host Rodriguez as he swings the gate wide open for a cool musical trip featuring sounds from all points of the compass. Being mindful that "everything connects to everything else," on Silver Nine Volt Heart you will find the many colorful threads that make up the tapestry of recorded sound ... just click it on and let the music start.
Bill Wagman explores an eclectic range of music, including traditional folk of the British Isles and the U.S, contemporary singer/songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, and American roots music and some of its lesser-known offshoots. Tune in for a great music mix!
Songs of Dinosaurs presents songs from the prehistoric era: reptilian rhythms, lizard lyrics, triassic tones, and mammoth melodies with Professor A.
Host Wayne Hagen takes a lively look at sweet sounds of jug band music, past and present.
Lois Richter’s format for That’s Life is mostly interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; plus birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois occasionally breaks into music — from ballads to the slack key sounds of Hawaii to golden oldies rock 'n' roll — but mostly there is just talk.
To suggest a topic for discussion or a person to interview, text Lois or leave a message in the comments here.
Joy, Gentle Friends!! Catch Sara TAPS on Friday afternoons (Yay! Again!!) live at 2:30 p.m. for your weekly installment of The Awesome Patrol Show — an hour of fresh tunes to wrap up your week. Think of it like a song "flight" of awesome sounds, ideas, feels! Sara creates the sets to feel reminiscent of old-school mix-tapes, something she's never stopped making since getting her first double-tape deck in junior high! Enjoy InJOY, a weekly mix for you, me, our commUNITY! TAPS mantra: Jams up, windows down!
The Cerealist curates chilling broadcasts of loud + bizarre soundscapes from an ancient cave bellowing death metal from around the globe, with smoky stage lights on music from American, Swedish, and Norwegian shredders. Tune in every week for 30 brutal minutes of blast-beat heaven!
Join Wayne Hagan and take a musical journey down the Golden Road and explore the music of the Grateful Dead, its roots, and its many offshoots. Past DJs include Alligator, Lee Maddex, and Rod Moseanko. What a long strange trip!
The Davis Senior High School's Blue Devil Hub produce this weekly show for the Davis community. The show dives into issues relevant to students and residents. In addition to KDRT, you can find the show at bluedevilhub.com. It is broadcast on 95.7 KDRT at 8 AM on Mondays and noon on Tuesdays.
The Shortwave Report is a weekly review of global news stories recorded via shortwave radio.
Tune in for a wide variety of roots music — including doo-wop, gospel, jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, Latin, African, and hillbilly/country bluegrass — from the early 1920s to contemporary times. The Wild Fox Party focuses on vocal groups , small-group ensembles, and outstanding vocalists and instrumentalists who never or hardly ever get heard. The music provides a forum for learning about history and diverse cultures, and it does so through the exposure of music as art, highlighting points in time that will last forever via the medium of audio recordings.
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.
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Twang Thang features outlaw country old and new, showcasing the folks who sowed the harder-edged musical seeds for what we today call Americana, as well as the newer artists who continue the tunes and outlaw ethos forward. George Jones, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Willimans, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakum, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billie Jo Shaver ... Americana music didn't just show up one day — it has deep and varied country music roots. Twang Thang explores the originators, the newcomers, and the music that happened along the way!