KAOS 89.3 FM is listener-supported, and depends on the contributions of donors and volunteers. KAOS is not just for Evergreen students — it’s open to the entire community.
KAOS is a non-commercial, community radio station, located in Olympia, Washington, serving and broadcasting to the South Sound area. KAOS first went on air in January 1, 1973, with the call letters K-A-O-S. The station broadcasts at 89.3 FM at 1100 watts, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Its coverage area includes Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater, Thurston County, Shelton, Mason County and portions of Lewis, Pierce and Kitsap Counties. KAOS programming includes a wide range of music, women’s issues, Native American, Spanish language, comedy, Democracy Now!, local, national and international public affairs, call-in discussion and more. KAOS is licensed to The Evergreen State College, Washington’s innovative four-year college, nationally acclaimed for its interdisciplinary studies in the liberal arts and sciences. The station is a member of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, Washington Public Broadcasting Association, Washington State Association of Broadcasters, Pacifica Radio Network, and Public Radio International.