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:
This month marks 23 years that I’ve written this column in The Davis Enterprise, which has allowed me and many others to write about nonprofits, businesses, lifestyle, arts, climate, culture, and more, for decades.
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.
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.
During this time of COVID-19, DMA is proud to say we grew community during a time of separation. 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 foundations—keep KDRT on the air, and help support DMA's work on local elections and youth media services. This list includes donors from July 1, 2020 to now. We thank you!
$1,000 & Above
Craig & Darien Blomberg
Jessica Kelly Includes a volunteer match by Cisco
Alison Kent & Allan Hollander Via Car Donation
Richard Krogsrud and Rebecca Ryland Via Car Donation
Anthony Roy Via Car Donation
Shelley Bronzan In Honor of Matthew Bronzan (includes car donation)
Marie Graham In Honor of "Praise Time with Preacher"
Don and Julie Saylor
Sharmila Shinde Via a Car Donation
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 (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.