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Tune in for "Celebrating Bob Dunning" on Friday April 9 at 4pm!

Celebrating Bob Dunning
A celebration of Bob Dunning's unprecedented career at The Davis Enterprise on Friday April 9 at 4pm. The presentation includes his early years in Davis, covering community and UC Davis sports, writing a widely-read newspaper column, supporting community activities and raising a family. Special appearances by friends, elected officials and community members. Hosted by Bob Bowen, set a reminder and watch the event here:

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

Listen to KDRT
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 - any donation goes to keep the station on the air!

DJUSD Production Internship Applications due September 7!

Davis Media Access offers a limited number of internshipships every four months.  Geared fror high school students, interns get hands-on production experience that helps build resumes and looks great on college applications! If you are interested, please download and read through the descriptions on this page

Currently, the DJUSD Production Internship is accepting applicants and is only open to DJUSD students.  Applications are now due September 7, 2018 for the Fall Semester.

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Shaw at 530-757-2419 ext. 14.

Two Departures, a Sabbatical, and a Wild Fox

One of our longest weekly KDRT Programmers is taking a four-month sabbatical. Live Tracks' Jim Buchanan will still assist with station operations and record live music around town, but will take a well-deserved break from his two-hour weekly show. Listeners are invited to tune in Thursdays at 7 p.m. to hear Sara TAPS broadcast The Awesome Patrol Show in his place. Sara is herself a longtime volunteer and programmer. We hope to see "Live Tracks" back in business by the summer.

DJUSD Production Internships- Application Deadline September 19!

Davis Media Access (DMA) has openings for video production internships.

The internship is available to DJUSD students and provides hands-on experience and exposure to many aspects of video production. During the four-month, non-paid internship, participants focus on media coverage of assigned DJUSD events, namely athletic games, music concerts and drama productions.

General Orientation January 13: Getting Involved, Becoming a User

Curious about KDRT, DCTV or even DJUSD Channel 17, and want to learn how Davis Media Access can help you?

Sign up here to attend this General Orientation!

Any potential volunteers please come to one of these, held monthly.  They last about an hour and include the history of Davis Media Access, a tour of the facilities, and information on how to get involved. 

Second New Field Camera Orientation for Current Volunteers

This second New Field Camera Orientation on Thursday October 16, from 6:30pm-8:30pm is ONLY offered to volunteers currently in good standing and who have DCTV Field Camera certification.
No RSVP needed- just show up at the station!

This means if you have not already checked out a camera from DMA, you are not eligible to attend this New Field Camera Orientation.

If you are new to DMA, consider attending a General Orientation.