Concern for the Creative Economy (column in Feb. 26, 2021 Davis Enterprise)

As the name implies, Davis Media Access (DMA) is a community media center, but it’s generally classified under the larger umbrella of arts and culture organizations. This is one of those things that has bearing as we apply for grants, but it also plays out in our day-to-day work, as we teach both media technology and media arts.

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Supporters

During this time of COVID-19, nonprofits are especially at risk, which makes your community support even more vital.  Donations—whether by individuals, events, local businesses, or donor-advised foundations—keep KDRT on the air, and help support DMA's work on local elections & youth media services. This list includes donors from July 1 - January 31, 2021. DMA's donors and supporters make possible a great deal of the work we do. We appreciate you! 

$1,000 & Above

Craig & Darien Blomberg

Jessica Kelly  (volunteer match by Cisco)

Richard Krogsrud and Rebecca Ryland  (car donation)

Sunny Shine

$500-$999

Shelley Bronzon (car donation)

Don and Juie Saylor

Sharmila Shinde ( car donation)

27th Annual City of Davis MLK Celebration is Virtual on Monday, Jan. 18th at 9 a.m.

The City of Davis will honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a virtual celebration including highlights of speakers and entertainment from past years recorded and archived by Davis Media Access. It also contains current messages from local youth, as well as an introduction from Mayor Gloria Partida. It first airs at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, via the City of Davis website at www.cityofdavis.org where it will be available through the end of the month.

Behind the broadcast: rebuilt computer system for the new year!

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Tuesday, December 22, we rebuilt our computer automation system. And, due to the pandemic, we are currently limiting studio access. Which meant we turned off our transmitter while we did the work. If you heard intermittant periods of no broadcast, that was why- things are back to normal at this time! Please consider a year end donation to your locally owned, locally operated, all volunteer programmed, low power radio station- go to https://kdrt.org/donate - any donation goes to keep the station on the air!

DMA and KDRT to Broadcast 17th Annual Home for the Holidays Concert Dec. 17, 2020 at 7 PM

A beloved local tradition - the "Home for the Holidays" concert - continues this year streaming online. The event will be simulcast Thursday December 17 at 7 PM on KDRT 95.7 FM and DCTV Channel 15, and will be available for video and audio streaming at kdrt.org ( a link will be provided there the day of the show). Concert producer Bill Fairfield has brought together many returning favorite local musicians, as well as adding some new special guests to this year's video program.

Election Night at Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access (DMA) produced a live, election-night program on Nov. 3, 2020, highlighting local races and local ballot measures. The show aired live, and streamed on KDRT and YouTube. Providing free, non-partisan local election coverage to local candidates has been part of  our mission for more than 30 years.

Earlier in the season, DMA produced “Meet the Candidates,” a series of short interviews highlighting candidates for races from school board through Congress, as well as local ballot measures—in all, 26 interviews. The media center has also aired forums from the League of Women Voters Davis Area and the Yolo Committee for Diverse and Inclusive Elections. All content is available at https://davismedia.org/election.

Co-hosts are for the evening were DMA's Executive Director Autumn Labbe-Renault, with Davis City Councilmember Dan Carson from 8-9; Davis City Councilmember and former mayor Brett Lee from 9-10, and Davis Mayor Gloria Partida from 10-11. 

DMA and KDRT Celebrate Free Speech Week and Community Media Day

Free Speech Week has been celebrated in the U.S. since 2005. To kick off this special week, we're joining with non-commercial media centers across the country for Community Media Day on October 20th, and will debut a short video highlighting our wide array of grassroots activities and local projects. Throughout the week, we will continue to post special videos and photos on our social media pages - Davis Media FB and KDRT FB .

Meet the Candidates Statements Ready to View - DMA Election Programming 2020

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Davis Media Access (DMA) has completed videoing 26 candidate and campaign statements for local elections. To view  link here. DMA is the only nonprofit community media and technology center serving Yolo County, and providing free local election coverage to candidates from school board through Congress has been part of our mission for more than 30 years. Diane Dedoshka, DMA’s Studio Manager and election producer, noted how different this year is from all other years.