Posts Tagged ‘KAOS’
 
 
 
Arts & Entertainment
 

By Sarah Bradley The sun was out last week, marking the start of Spring quarter at Evergreen. The warm temperature brought a bevy of students, staff, and circus performers out to red square. If you were part of the crowd soaking up the sun on Wednesday of week one, you may noticed a new addition from the typical sound of construction work and drum circles. Greener Days, a new concert series, is bringing live music to Evergreen. Greener Days is presented by the Geoduck Student Union and KAOS. It is an initiative to bring the community together to enjoy a free, all ages concert, as well as a platform to highlight local voices and artists. The concerts will happen on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm on red square, or in the library in case of rain. On May 30, local musician Anna Gordon performed, as well as Gabriel Mintz from Seattle. This was the second concert of the series, but the first one held outdoors. Gordon, who opened up the con...

 
Campus Life
 

By Serena Imani Korn, Production Director and Anna Gordon, Music Director The first floor of the CAB is not just a center for college dorm food and despondence.  It’s also home to a legendary radio station, which has introduced the likes of Bikini Kill, Nirvana, Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and K Records as well as Bruce Pavitt of Sub Pop Records. KAOS Community Radio hit the airwaves in 1973 and has been a mainstay of The Evergreen State College and the Pacific Northwest independent music scene ever since. The station has a dual role as both community and college radio, which means that it serves the Evergreen community and the greater Olympia community as a whole. As an Evergreen student, you have the opportunity to continue this celebrated history.  Students work behind the scenes to keep KAOS running, with the help of two managing staff and more than 80 volunteers. With this help from community volunteers, it is also im...

 
Arts & Entertainment
 

By Cassandra Johnson-Villalobos As the station’s Development Director, John Ford raises awareness of KAOS’ campus and community resources. He jokingly calls himself the station’s “master of propaganda.” Before graduating from Evergreen in 1997, he did academic contracts for comedy writing, which led him to a career in radio broadcasting. After almost 20 years in radio, John has a collection of his own catchphrases, like, “College to me is BYOB—Bring your own brain.” CJ: When did you end up at Evergreen? JF: I should probably recount for you how I got to Evergreen. I spent the first 40 years of my life in Niagara Falls, New York. I ended up writing and freelancing for the Niagara Falls Gazette. One day, my editor gave me a call and said, “How would you like to do the entire Sunday front page? There’s this thing called the Simpson’s--it’s new.” And I went into it thinking that I was really going to talk to some guy who really...