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City Davis, California
Broadcast area Central Valley
Frequency 90.3 MHz
Format Freeform
ERP 13,000 watts
HAAT 56 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 69345
Transmitter coordinates 38°35′47″N 121°40′49″W / 38.59639°N 121.68028°W / 38.59639; -121.68028Coordinates: 38°35′47″N 121°40′49″W / 38.59639°N 121.68028°W / 38.59639; -121.68028
Callsign meaning DaViS
Owner University of California, Davis
Webcast Listen Live
Website kdvs.org

KDVS (90.3 FM) is an American student and community radio station based in Davis, California. Featuring a freeform programming format, the station is owned by Regents of the University of California.[1] Broadcasting at 13,000 watts,[2] it is currently one of the most powerful freeform university based radio stations in the United States. With a good enough car radio the station can be heard as far east as Lake Tahoe.

KDVS Picnic Day Float

A free newsletter entitled KDViationS, written and composed by the volunteer staff of the radio station, is published quarterly. The station also produces This Week in Science which is broadcast live on the station but is known mostly in podcast form. KDVS is also the home of the public affairs programs Radio Parallax and Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour.

In the summer of 2006, KDVS started the non-profit record label KDVS Recordings[3] to promote independent artists in the Davis and Sacramento areas.

KDVS has a long and proud history. Now famous artists passed through KDVS in their early years on their way to fame. Pavement played one of their first concerts on KDVS' "Live in Studio A." Former KDVS DJs also include DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel of Blackalicious, Steven Wynn of The Dream Syndicate, and Kendra Smith of both The Dream Syndicate and Opal.


  1. ^ KDVS Facility Record Federal Communications Commission Retrieved on May 6, 2017.
  2. ^ KDVS moves transmitter to new tower, boosts power. The Davis Enterprise Retrieved on May 6, 2017.
  3. ^ [1]. recordings.kdvs.org. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.

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