Gratitude to Our Current Supporters 2022-23

Thank you all for your generosity!  This list includes donors from July 1, 2022 and forward, including those who generously suppprted DMA on Giving Tuesday, as well as our Fall Fundraiser for KDRT 95.7FM.

During this time of ongoing pandemic, DMA and KDRT continue to work hard to provide locally relevant information, virtual production services, and of course, eclectic music. This is work we share with you, and we want you to know your support matters.  Donations—whether by individuals, events, local businesses, or donor-advised funds—keep KDRT on the air, and help support DMA's work on local elections and youth media services. We thank you!

SF Press Club honors ‘Davisville,’ ‘Timeout Radio'

KDRT radio programs about marathons, teens bullying their friends, and Davis’ relatively good fortune in coping with California’s drought and wildfires have all won awards for excellence in the 2022 San Francisco Press Club Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards.

The club announced the honors during its annual awards dinner Dec. 8 in Burlingame. Several outlets won multiple awards, ranging from SFGATE, KQED public radio and India Currents to San Francisco Classical Voice, Bloomberg, the San Francisco Chronicle, and El Tecolote. 

Rohan Baxi, a student at Da Vinci Charter Academy High School in Davis, won third place in radio/audio sports features for his December 2021 “Timeout Radio” program, “26.2 miles,”  on marathons.

Bill Buchanan, a longtime Davis journalist and host/producer of “Davisville,” won second and third place among radio/audio public affairs programs (with staffs of 1 to 4) for “Amid drought and frightening wildfires, Davis is relatively fortunate” (September 2021) and New UC Davis research says teens who bully often target their friends” (March 2021).

KDRT presents its first CD project, 'Holidays at the Hall'

KDRT is producing this limited edition CD/digital download as a thank you gift with donations of $75 or more.  

Always a crowd favorite, the Davis Odd Fellows' annual Holiday Show for Thursday Live! each December typically features several diverse local bands, each preparing an imaginative short set of seasonal songs. KDRT's Jim Buchanan often features his live recordings of these shows in his December "Live Tracks" episodes.

Volunteer Spotlight : Philanthropy Day Honoree Tim Gaffaney

Philanthropic deeds come in all different shapes and sizes — charitable giving, volunteering, board service, etc.— and each Nov 15, National Philanthropy Day is celebrated in the United States.

Locally, Yolo Community Foundation (YCF) provides an opportunity for area nonprofits to recognize an outstanding volunteer via its Yolo Philanthropy Day Celebration. Our pick this year is Davis resident Tim Gaffaney.

Live on KDRT This Election Night







Listen to the show here:

Live on KDRT from 7:30-9 pm on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022: Autumn Labbe-Renault and Don Shor check in with candidates & community leaders. Here's the schedule:

7:30   Welcome & overview - Where to listen, what we’ll be talking about, station ID, etc.

7:32   Prerecorded interview with Yolo ACE Jesse Salinas

Towards Fair & Equitable Housing

"In the Studio," Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Ellen Kolarik and Vera Sandronsky, co-chairs of Interfaith Housing Justice Davis. Discussion centers on the group’s origins, its work to date, and hopes for the future.

The interview previews a forthcoming event on Nov. 17, when Interfaith Housing Justice Davis and the Davis Area League of Women Voters host an evening with Lea Rothstein highlighting her forthcoming book, "Just Action." The book describes what we can do now, in our own communities, to undo racial segregation and begin to repair the harms it has caused, as well as strategies for building inclusive housing.

Watch the interview here and see the flyer linked here for registration info. Davis Media Access supports this effort by staffing and recording the Zoom presentation at this hybrid event. 

For more info: Recorded: 10/25/2022 #fairhousing #interfaith #communityaction #communityevents #davisca #redlining #racialsegregation #inclusivehousing #davisca #yolocounty

City Council Candidate Forums

On September 26, 2022, Davis Media Access was proud to record a City Council Candidate Forum at the Davis Community Chambers, hosted by Indivisible Yolo, Yolo Democratic Socialists of America, Yolo People Power.  View the two sessions at The next forum on September 29 at 7pm organized by the League of Women Voters was live-streamed and recorded, view at

How to Obtain DJUSD Graduation Recordings

For the 2022 Davis Senior High School graduation ceremony (as well as Da Vinci High School, Martin Luther King High School, and Davis School for Independent Study), Davis Media Access will forego video duplications this year and provide a free link to view and download the graduations once they are edited.

If you'd like to receive that link, please fill out this form

Congratulations to all graduating seniors throughout the Davis Joint Unified School District.