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.
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.
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 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on 5/5/15, log on to davismedia.org/bigdog, 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.
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."
Piece of home: When I first moved out here for school, I was feeling very homesick. After I heard your show on the radio, I sat in my car in the middle of a parking lot
and embraced every moment of it. Makes me feel like da ‘aina is not so far
away. Now I listen every Sunday I can. Mahalo!
- Dan (writing in about Na Mele O Hawai'i)
Registration is now open for DMA's popular summer camps for kids aged 10-13. In the production camps, participants will learn how to produce a program in DMA's television studio, including storyboarding, operating cameras and sound equipment, and media literacy training. New this summer, campers will be able to take advantage of DMA's brand-new HD Field Cameras. They will also get an introduction to the radio booth at KDRT 95.7 FM, DMA's low-power community radio station.
Underwriters promote their businesses via brief announcements on KDRT. This is a vital form of community support, and we appreciate our underwriters! Please thank these fine local businesses for sponsoring KDRT next time you stop in:
Davis Media Access and Davis Live Music Collective co-presented visiting artist Tom Brosseau!