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KOWS Radio 107.3 FM Crowd Funding for antenna to reach broader audience


KOWS Radio 107.3 FM Crowd Funding for antenna to reach broader audience

By Dave Stroud

West County’s most popular community radio station KOWS 107.3 FM is looking to the community to help relocate their antenna and transmitter to provide a more robust signal for West County, the Russian River area, Sebastopol, and Santa Rosa. While today’s signal finds pockets of strong reception, there are those low lying locations in the County that have online listeners who’ve expressed a desire to listen beyond the internet streaming presence that exists today.

The KOWS volunteer ‘herd’ has just launched a crowd-funded Indiegogo campaign entitled “Fund the Signal for KOWS.” The campaign has set a goal of $6,000 and will be running through the first week of June, 2015. Donors, both personal and business, are offered an array of ‘Perks’ that range from a simple bumper sticker, to entertainment services, to business-focused ‘Antenna Angels’ levels that provide for longer term underwriting and station promotion opportunities.

KOWS radio has served West Sonoma County for just over eight years and is currently broadcasting as an umbrella under the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center. Their studio is located in downtown Occidental and they broadcast 24x7 with a range that covers Camp Meeker, Occidental, and the higher/open elevations of Sebastopol and Santa Rosa. KOWS also broadcasts on internet radio so can be heard worldwide through any number of mobile applications or by visiting their web site at 

The station’s programming includes numerous public interest, political, and lifestyle shows in addition to an eclectic blend of music ranging from bluegrass to classical, from reggae to country and blues, as well as world music, live broadcasts of Sebastopol’s Apple Blossom Parade, the Occidental Fool’s Day Parade, and the Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival.

The campaign link is here:

For more information about KOWS radio you can email them at