KAOS turns 40! Spring membership drive invites community investment
KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia Community Radio, celebrating its 40th Anniversary kicks off its first Membership Drive of 2013 on Monday, April 8. The 40-hour/ten day drive will end Thursday, April 18. New supporters and renewing KAOS members are encouraged to help support Olympia’s first public radio station; recently selected by readers of the Weekly Volcano as “Thurston County’s Best Radio Station..”
During the drive, KAOS listeners can call in their support to the station’s main studio line at (360) 867-5267 (867-KAOS), or they can join securely online by visiting the KAOS Web site at www.kaosradio.org.
All funds raised are used to support the programming and training activities of KAOS Olympia Community Radio. Celebrating 40 years of community service, KAOS has been the South Sound’s only full-time, full-power commercial-free public radio service, offering a wide range of independent music, local and global news, and community information since 1973.
“Since 1973, no matter the economic situation, KAOS has been there, always available; with consistent public service programming and entertainment from the community, for the community,” says John Ford, KAOS Development Director. “That we’re still here 40 years later is a testament to our social commitment and I believe our community values the independent resource that is KAOS – Olympia’s Community Radio.”
In 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013, KAOS was selected by Princeton Review as one of the most popular college radio stations in the US. 2012 also found KAOS recognized by Performer Magazine as one of the top 10 non-commercial radio stations in the nation, based on the breadth of diversity in the artists aired there.
The station streams its broadcasting live online at www.kaosradio.org, and can be heard on Comcast cable in Thurston County on Comcast Digital Cable channel 982.
One of Thurston County’s largest volunteer-based organizations, KAOS is programmed by a staff of nearly 100 student and community volunteers. Their varied perspectives and sensibilities make KAOS a unique resource for information and entertainment ignored by major media.◙
Information provided by KAOS Olympia Community Radio. More info at www.kaosradio.org.