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KDVS

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KDVS is a freeform, 9,200 watt, community radio station in Davis, CA. It is volunteer run, nonprofit and is situated on the UC Davis campus. KDVS broadcasts its FM signal at a frequency of 90.3 Mhz.

The station began operations on February 1, 1964 from the laundry room of the all-male dormitory Beckett Hall. The station soon gained a reputation by airing interviews with Angela Davis and a live call-in show with then California Governor Ronald Reagan in 1969.

The station is believed to have the third largest collection of vinyl in California. The first is popularly held to be the private collection of Dr. Demento.

DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate, and Mario Andreoni of !!! all began as a DJs on KDVS.


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