Founded by Media Island International, KOWA is a licensed non-profit radio station whose mission is to give voice to individuals, organizations and movements working for gender, racial and social justice, economic democracy, ecological sustainability, and environmental justice. Our goal is to help build the foundation which could enable actual peace.
KOWA is a Pacifica Network affiliate and airs many amazing programs from across the country and around the world, including the daily and weekly news programs Democracy Now!, Rising Up With Sonali, Sojourner Truth, the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Alternative Radio, Native America Calling, Black Agenda Radio, Letters and Politics, Guns and Butter, Economic Update with Richard Wolfe, Quirks and Quarks and many more.
KOWA’s intentional programming includes Progressive Masculinity, and LGBTQ+ segments. Progressive Comedy and Spoken Word shows help move us forward in the work to help get these underrepresented voices out into the community. KOWA-LP streams and can be heard live throughout Olympia—to the border of Lacey!
Tune it to some of these unique programs: Weekdays 5-6 pm for Hard Knock Radio, the daily drivetime Talk Show for the Hip Hop Generation. It features hosts Davey D, Weyland Southon, Anita Johnson and Tsadae Abeba Neway who hit the air everyday Mon-Fri offering news, views, breaks, and beats. Also check out Feminist Hour from 9:00 to 10:00 am Thursdays and Out Agenda from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Mondays.