OLYMPIA, Wash.--KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia Community Radio kicks off its Fall Membership Drive on Thursday, November 7. The week-long drive will end Thursday, November 14.
Membership funds support the programming and training activities of KAOS Olympia Community Radio. Celebrating 40 years of community service and nationally recognized programming, KAOS is 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. The station streams its broadcasting live online at www.kaosradio.org, and can be heard in Thurston County on Comcast Digital Cable channel 982.
“Even after 40 years serving the community, fundraising is always challenging - and the current economy doesn’t help” says John Ford, KAOS development director. “Yet no matter the economic situation, KAOS has been there, always available; with consistent public service programming and entertainment from the community, for the community. I firmly believe that our community will rise to the occasion as they value the independent resource that is KAOS- Olympia’s Community Radio.”
One of Thurston County’s largest volunteer-based organizations, KAOS is programmed by a staff of nearly 100 student and community volunteers. Located at The Evergreen State College and supported in part by student funding, the station relies on additional funds from community supporters to sustain its operations, programming and public service.
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. Contributions can also be mailed to: KAOS, CAB 102, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505.