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Possible Comcast outage

If you aren't getting our channels right now, please be aware that service is out for some customers because a Comcast fiber line was accidentally cut somewhere in Davis and they are on the job getting it repaired.  We don't have any more information, and the channels will come back as soon as service is restored.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:45pm

Dr. Paul's choice

yolo archiveWhat would Dr. Paul, your classical music programmer, choose to listen to by the fire in the intimacy of his own living room? Tune in to today's show to find out what a person who has loved classical music for more than 40 years listens to, when he listens for his own pleasure. Today's program includes beautiful arias, a violin and viola duet, a piano concerto, Spanish dances, piano solos, and more.

Backlot Thanks!

Thank you to the many businesses and individuals who made Sept. 17's "On the Backlot" celebration at Davis Media Access successful. We had a wonderful time unveiling our newly revamped community TV studio, celebrating KDRT's seventh birthday and highlighting local musicians. We also dedicated our recently built ramp to the memory of longtime volunteer George Moore.

Next up On the Backlot...Hardwater

And finally, our closing band On the Backlot is Hardwater. Hardwater's practically family, at this point. They played at benefits during our Save KDRT campaign, and closed out the show at DMA's 20th anniversary party in 2008. They've been incredible boosters of KDRT and DMA, and we're grateful they're coming back to play for the Backlot crowd. Hardwater's a fixture around town, playing at many community events. We thank them for their generous spirits.

Next up On the Backlot...Tha Dirt Feelin

I will not embarass Mr. Marque Cass by relating the story of how we became friends over his concussion. Instead, I'll say that Marque--youth media advocate, UC Davis student, poet, Davis Media Access volunteer and so on--is better known these days as front man and lyricist for Tha Dirt Feelin, and that Tha DF is heating up things all over town.

Next up On the Backlot: Belle Francisco

With a backing band, Belle Francisco plays what she describes as acoustic/progressive folk rock. She says, “My songs are an exploration of justice, human bonding, truth seeking, love and loss all in support of soul transformation.”

Belle has been playing the area a lot this past year, including shows in Folsom and most recently, the Davis Vibrations Music Festival. You can find Belle  on Facebook or ReverbNation,  and here’s a clip of some music:

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News from Davis Media Access - August 2011

News from Davis Media Access - August 2011

DMA is the community media center for Davis and surrounding areas. DMA operates DCTV public access channel 15 and Educational Access Channel 17 (in partnership with the Davis Joint Unified School District), and low-power community radio station KDRT 95.7 FM. or (530) 757-2419 for more info. DMA is located at 1623 Fifth Street in Davis.