A Note From the Director

It’s the time — and the season.

Year round, Davis Media Access (DMA) and its projects —DCTV, DJUSD.tv and KDRT 95.7 FM—provide our community with a wealth of local content. It's spring, which means it's time for our annual funding appeal. This is where we ask you to step up and support the work that DMA does.

There are various ways to support the work of community media this spring, and many of them are coming up quickly.

You may be getting a letter in the mail soon requesting your financial support for our programs and services. This is the one time of year we reach out and ask for the community’s support in this way. Our fund-raising goal is $25,000 before June 1, 2015. This money keeps KDRT on the air, and provides support for some of our work supporting youth media projects, and local election coverage. It’s critical that we raise this money in order to continue providing these services.

Whether you receive the letter or not, you can donate safely online at davismedia.org/donate, and we’re all set up to accept recurring donations. I give to many other local non-profits, and love the option to donate $5, $10 or $20 per month, knowing that these donations greatly help out non-profits serving our community.

You might also attend KDRT’s 10th Birthday Celebration at the Odd Fellows Hall on April 25, or participate in the Big Day of Giving on May 5, or like and share content on our Facebook pages, or follow our Twitter feeds…opportunity abounds.

If you’ve watched, listened, created, guested or otherwise benefited from DMA's services, then you’ve been part of shaping community media in Davis. Please give back to DMA, here in this season of giving.

With tremendous gratitude for all who participate & support,

Autumn

KDRT 10th Birthday Celebration & Dance Party

We’re having a huge celebration and dance party on Saturday, April 25, featuring the music of The Smoke Shovelers, Gravy Nation, and Boca do Rio at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. 

KDRT, “Where the Grass Roots Grow” was launched as a non-commercial community radio station on Sept. 24, 2014 and is enjoying a yearlong celebration of its growth and success over the ensuing decade.

We thank these multi-talented musicians for their generosity in playing for this show. Big thanks also to the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee; Gabe Lewin & Clarity Sound; the Davis Food Co-Op; and the organizing team of Diane Crumley, Jim Buchanan, Pieter Pastoor, Doug Kelly, Jessica Kelly, Darrick Servis, Jeff Shaw and Autumn Labbe-Renault. Details & tickets here

On 5/5, Help the Grass Roots Thrive!

DMA will participate in the Big Day of Giving (BigDOG) on 5/5/15, a regional effort aimed at stimulating charitable giving to our region’s non-profits. By giving a tax-deductible donation of $25 or more online that day, you can help DMA win prizes and incentives.

From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on 5/5/15, log on to www.bigdayofgiving.org, type in Davis Media Access & donate safely. Your BigDOG donation helps support our radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM and its efforts to inspire, enrich, and entertain listeners through an eclectic mix of music, cultural, educational, and public affairs programs and services.

You are also invited to attend our special BigDOG Event 5/5/15. KDRT will be LIVE on the air at The Wardrobe (located at 206 E Street in Downtown Davis) from 5-7 PM on the Big Day of Giving. Join us on site to make your donation (we’ll have tablets available) and for these INCENTIVES:

*A drawing for local businesses for 1 month FREE underwriting on KDRT
*A drawing for community members for a $50 gift card to The Wardrobe
*DJ music
*Light refreshments
*Record a station ID

If you’re not in town 5/5 or can’t log onto BigDOG, there will be time to donate. But channeling your support through BigDOG simply helps those dollars go further!

Grateful Dead fans, take note

KDRT programmer Rod Moseanko (The Grapevine, The Golden Road) sent the following our way: “According to Grateful Dead history, the first paid gig by the original five members of the band under the name of The Grateful Dead was May 5, 1965 at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Menlo Park (we Dead Heads LOVE minutia!).  Verily thus, we are all set to do a special broadcast to commemorate that date and the past 50 years of GD sounds on Friday, May 8, 2015."

The show will be a collaborative effort with other KDRT programmers, notably Jesse Deere, Lee Maddex, and Wayne Hagen. Check out the special show from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Word is there might be some special incentives around our annual fund raising appeal - tune in to find out!

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