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Davis Media Access: Getting back into the routine

Excitement is building for vaccine availability and the prospect of life beginning to return to normal. I’m starting to field many questions about when Davis Media Access will “reopen,” and would like to take this opportunity to address a number of them in one place. Some things to know:* While many KDRT programmers continue to produce from home, DMA has largely reopened to solo KDRT programmers for whom that was not possible.

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.

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.

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)

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 .

Davis Media Access’ 6th Annual PSA Day is now open for registration.

Davis Media Access (DMA) offers a unique opportunity for local non-profits and community-based organizations to create public service announcements. As a fellow non-profit and Yolo County’s only community media center, DMA knows how difficult it can be to get the word out about programs and services—and on a budget, no less! Short, pithy, visual, inexpensive, and available online? DMA can help.