KOWS is looking for a new home for our studio.
After three years of hosting the KOWS studio, The United Methodist Church will be implementing alternative plans for the classroom facility in 2019. As such the UMC has decided to NOT renew our current lease. We will need to move out no later than January 31, 2019.
The last three years have been very productive for KOWS with growth in the diversity and quality of our programming, many successful community programs, and an overall growth in the vitality of the station. So we are grateful to the UMC for having provided the studio space that fostered our growth.
Given our timeline for relocation, we need help from the community in finding a new location for the studio. This is a high priority now for our entire herd. The general outline of the kind space we need is as follows:
- A space that is 300 square feet or more
- Rent in the $500-$800/month range
- Ideally located in Sebastopol or West Sonoma County (though we will consider all options)
- ADA compliance (disabled access)
- Access to nearby bathrooms
- A well-lit and safe space
- 24 hour access
- High speed internet access (Comcast access preferred)
If you have ideas on a location, please attempt to qualify it against the above list before submitting it to the Steering Committee. This will help keep our process as efficient as possible. Please also provide an exact address, contact phone number, and any other information you can get.
Send your information to Don Campau (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give him a call at (707) 478-8541
Though we will be sad to leave our current home at the UMC, we also look to this situation as an opportunity to find a new home that will help take KOWS to a new level of growth. Needless to say, we need to find a new home very soon, so keep your eyes open and let’s do this together!