KAOS is a freeform station. All of our DJs program their own shows. We do NOT have a rotation, and all physical submissions get a fair chance at airplay. We accept submissions of albums, EPs and multi-song demos on CD and vinyl for our music library. We do not accept submissions of singles, either physical or digital.
While KAOS prefers physical format submissions (CDs, etc.), we also accept digital submissions of albums and EPs. Digital submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Radio stations can’t stream your music on the air, so please send a high quality .mp3 file that we can download.
Make it easier for us to play you.
Here are some tips to get your music played on KAOS!
Don’t put your CD in a thin sleeve or slim jewel case. It will get lost in the stacks. Put it in a clearly labeled standard jewel case or digipak if possible. Remember to label the spine and the actual CD itself. Make sure to include a track listing. Note any songs where there is swearing – we can’t play anything that isn’t FCC clean.
The One Sheet:
This is exactly what it sounds like. ONE SHEET. This is a quick outline of what you’re sending and why you’re sending it. Think of it as your job resume. Here’s what it needs:
A song list:
– Make sure to list songs that are FCC unfriendly
– List “Go To” tracks (pick your best 2 or 3 songs).
– A brief bio with information about the artist and the album you are submitting.
– Your contact information in case we need to get in touch with you.
All KAOS DJs log their playlists on our Spinitron site. You can search our Spinitron database to see if your music is being played.
You can call the KAOS Music Director, Anna Gordon, at (360)-867-6896 for checking up on your latest releases at the station on Wednesdays, 12-2pm and Thursdays, 12-4pm PST.
Tracking can also be done by email at email@example.com
Our weekly Top 30 chart can be found here.
Please send your music to:
KAOS Music Dept.
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
You can also refer to this wonderful article written by KEXP Seattle about getting airplay!