OLYMPIA, Wash.--KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia Community Radio kicks off its Fall Membership Drive on Friday, October 5. The week-long drive will end Thursday, October 11. New supporters and renewing KAOS members are encouraged to help support public radio station. All funds raised are used to support the programming and training activities of KAOS Olympia Community Radio. Celebrating 39 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. 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.
“Fundraising in the current economy is challenging to say the least; and the constant threat of federal defunding makes it more so,” 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 believe our community values the independent resource that is KAOS- Olympia’s Community Radio.”
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.
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.