Bill Davie. Photo courtesy KTRT

Bill Davie. Photo courtesy KTRT

KTRT-FM “The Root” is offering a free concert on Saturday (April 12), featuring locally well-known musician and radio personality Bill Davie, to thank the community for its support of the Methow Valley radio station.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Donations will be accepted to help cover costs.

There will also be a drawing for two bicycles built by Methow Cycle and Sport as prototypes for Mercy Corps, and subsequently purchased by KTRT. You need not be present to win but must be a K-Root member cardholder. More information is available at radioroot.com. For more information about the concert, call KTRT owner Don Ashford at 996-8200.

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The bikes that will be used as prizes in a drawing at the concert.

Ashford said that he and Davie, a former valley resident, were DJs together at KVLR many years ago. Davie later went on to KOZI. He is also a writer and folk artist who has recorded several albums and performs throughout the Pacific Northwest.

KTRT recently moved from the Mazama area to a new office at TwispWorks, supported in part by community contributions. The move and equipment upgrade were made possible by the station’s Give a Hoot! fundraising effort, which has raised more than $40,000 since it was launched last September.