(dis)PERSE Dispatch

Even SUNDAYS @9pm
A wide selection of ambient, experimental, drone, soundart, noise, and difficult music.

A Fool in the Forest
A Fool In The Forest

4th TUESDAYS @6pm
Host Minkoff Chatoy interviews people and their passion, bringing the community to the microphone.

A Little of Everything

Odd MONDAYS @11am
An eclectic mix of music alongside interviews with local educators, politicians, and friends.

African Music

Odd SUNDAYS @9pm
African music on KOWS with your host Jumah Salim

AleK With a K

On hiatus
A three hour musical variety extravaganza covering sixty years of rock ‘n roll.

Ask Linda

Even SUNDAYS @4pm
Call in show with related music from the 60s 70s 80s and 90s includes commentary, advice, humor, and satire.


Even MONDAYS @11am
Delving into the current astro ‘weather’, plant lore, nature, and mythology to locate ourselves in the ever turning Wheel of the Year.

Aural Innovations

On hiatus
Radio show and web zine that focuses on Space Rock, Psychedelia, and psychedelically-oriented Stoner Rock


4th Mondays @5pm
The gift of Healing in today’s world of Commerce & Business.

Behind the Sky w/Moon Puppy

On hiatus
From the Beatles to the here-and-now, music and mischief that peeks over the edge of the world.

Blue Light Central

The Blue Light Central rumbles out of the station for a ride through blues, classic R&B, soul, gospel, Zydeco, and low-down boogie.

Blue Moon Americana

A curated weekly show introducing new Americana releases and exploring classics of the past.

Bluegrass From Sympathy Valley

An excursion into the world of Bluegrass, Old Time and Cowboy Music with updates on local and statewide events.

Boppin’ With Beth

Country, blues, rockabilly, Americana and so much more. Boppin’ With Beth brings it!

Border Free Music Show

Traveling the globe bringing a musical feast for your ears. New artists, old favorites and live performances in folk, rock and blues.

Boyd’s Club Radio

Odd SUNDAYS @4pm
Sonoma County is music strong nowadays and Boyd’s bringing it back around in a big way.

Brewed For Thought

On hiatus
Mario Rubio brings over a decade of experience in the craft beer industry to Sonoma County radio.

British Music Rocks

On hiatus
British Music Rocks is a one hour, weekly radio show bringing the listener fantastic music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.

Celtic Coach Radio Show

An Irish music show featuring interviews with the best speakers and transformational teachers on the Planet.

Celtic Contrasts
Celtic Contrasts

A two hour program of music from Scotland, Ireland, and countries around the world wherever Celts have wandered.

Climate One

The voices of today’s top policy, business, and climate leaders

Community Matters

Host to provide

Counter-Culture Anthology

An exploration of the ‘counter culture alternative’ music scene of the 60s and 70s with your host DJ Jerry Louis.


SUNDAYS(except 2nd) @11am
CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, exposing what mainstream media misses

Crow With No Mouth

Experimental music from around the globe: electro-acoustic, improvisation, noise, extreme computer works, and more!

Dead Air

The Grateful Dead in concert/in studio from 1965–1995. Cory Daniels shares selections from live concerts, rare highlights, and fine studio releases.

Deep Colours

MONDAYS @Midnight
Deep, eclectic and sophisticated music from Ambient to Slow Motion and more beat-focused sounds – simply “music that lasts”.

Deeper Roots
Deeper Roots

A century of America’s music featuring gospel, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues, and everything in between.

Deeper Roots
Deeper Roots Revisited

Even THURSDAYS @Midnight
Topical and themed shows featuring gospel, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues, and more.

Democracy Now!

Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on the Pacifica Radio Network.

Dick Lee’s 60s Garage Rock

On hiatus
Hear the mind blowing sounds of California Garage Rock from the decade of the 1960s with host Dick Lee

Doc’s Radio Hour

Interviews with commanders of different service organizations about what we do in the community.

Down Home Music
Down Home Music

1st/2nd THURSDAYS @5pm
A show featuring Chicago blues as well as rhythms from a variety of musical genres: strong rhythms, passionate feeling and funky beats.

Dream Apnea
Dream Apnea

A continuous mix of music and sounds mimicking a dream while exploring topics related to why people experience trouble dreaming.

Feast on This
Feast On This

A jazz show featuring European Jazz and rarities of American jazz.

For The Wild

Protecting and restoring the great living libraries of The Pacific Northwest

Free Radio Skybird

An homage to free radio & shortwave stations past, present & future.

Freudian Slippers

First THURSDAYS @8pm
Lori Curtis hosts music and likes to call it “Posturepedic for the cerebellum”.

Full Moon

On hiatus
Ongoing experimental research about imagining, inhabiting, and telling stories of creative lives.

Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie

All punk vinyl from 1977 to present day with special guests interviews from the scene old and new.

Global Village
Global Village

2nd-5th WEDNESDAYS @11am
As Duke Ellington famously said, there are two kinds of music. Global Village…from all over the globe.

Grow Your Power

1st WEDNESDAYS @11am
Host Anne Greenfield presents skills and experiences of homesteading. Save money and become independent!

Guitars Speak

4th SUNDAY @1pm
A radio show devoted to contemporary, avant-garde and experimental guitar music.

Hometown Sounds

On hiatus
Live local sounds from the KOWS studios with host Ed Mills.

Iaso Healing Radio

A look into health and wellness options that are available to complement traditional Western Medicine.

In The Groove

From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here!

Laura's Living Room
Laura’s Living Room

Eclectic music, scintillating schmooze, and a variety of topic mavens entertain, inform, inspire and activate listeners nearly every week.

Le Show
Le Show

A wildly clever, iconoclastic stew of talk, music, political commentary, humorous readings and scripted skits.

Lit Radio
Lit Radio

Suzanne Lang visits with local authors, offering insight and topical discussion about their works.

Live From Fur Peace Ranch

Jorma Kaukonen hosts musicians in an eclectic series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp.

Live From The Double-Wide
Live From The Double-Wide

Singer songwriter and West Coast chanteuse Teresa Tudury brought to you from Las Cruces, New Mexico’s KTAL radio

Live Wire! Radio

Music from up-and-coming bands, comedy, performance and scintillating interviews with people who think cool thoughts

Lord Litter’s Magic Music Box

A focus on handmade releases in a world where almost everything is a digital unit.

Lost in the Laguna

Dive into the music and culture of Sonoma County. Hosts Nicco and Noah focus on the original recordings and ideas of local youth.

Make Believe Ballroom
Make Believe Ballroom

Odd FRIDAYS @9pm
From Retro Radio Land, music of the 1930s and 1940s

Making Contact
Making Contact

3/4/5th THURSDAYS @4pm
In-depth critical analyis that goes beyond the breaking news, showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media

Making Your Mind Magnificent
Making Your Mind Magnificent

Explores how we can change the way we think and also how we can teach our brains to embrace that change!

Mandolins, Cabbages & Kings
Mandolins Cabbages And Kings

Phil Lawrence brings his love of mandolin to the airwaves and welcomes musicians and local school students.

Marathon Mondayz

Odd MONDAYS @3pm
Thought provoKING Inspirational soundbites atop LeDJINNdary beats with a djed perspective

Maria’s Non-Pompous Food Talk

A lighthearted look into food, drink and everything about cooking and gathering in culinary love

Maybe Forgotten Forever

Worthy performances from the last 40 and 50 years…personal favorites of John Trubee

Moon Over Bohemia

Odd MONDAYS @8pm
Host to provide

Music for Troublemakers
Music For Troublemakers

Stef moved here all the way from the Bronx to share music with you. Indie rock, folk, world music and a bit of everything else too!

Neptune Currents

An eclectic blend of ambient, electronic and contemplative music, originating from KKUP (91.5 FM) in the South Bay.

New Dimensions Radio

Tap into your own innate wisdom, genius, and peace of mind through these dialogues that will change your life.

Newtopian Dream
Newtopian Dream

RT Newt brings you music on a whim and with inspiration

No Pigeonholes Encore

On hiatus
Revisit past shows of Don Campau’s No Pigeonholes EXP.

No Pigeonholes
No Pigeonholes EXP

Experimental music and unusual sounds. Noise, free jazz, electronics, sound collage, improvisation, drone and more.

Nonviolence Radio

Stephanie Van Hook and Michael Nagler host this show originally produced and aired on KWMR in Point Reyes.

Not Your Mother’s Storytime

Even TUESDAYS @7pm
Gather ‘round the radio and hear stories pulled from the Public Domain. Grown up stories. Be moved. Be touched. Be horrified. Be enlightened

Odd Sundays at Noon

Odd SUNDAYS & 4th @Noon
More Music. Less Talk. No Algorithms.

Oldies Time Machine

Familiar oldies from the fifties, sixties and seventies, plus rare tracks and “B” sides.

One Nostalgic Weekend

Old time radio shows…relived and revisited. Those Saturday morning shows that reflect a different time.

One Step Beyond

Even THURSDAYS @10pm
Music created by people that who host Rory McNamara has met over the course of his 50 year musical journey. 

Ordinary Miracles Radio

Odd SUNDAYS @2pm
Original music, live performances, interviews, rare tracks, spiritual conversation for soulful humans & more

Out of My Shell

A new program for these isolated times with with longtime DIY space rocker/writer/filmmaker Azalia Snail.

Ozark Highlands Radio

From annual festivals to intriguing segments and fun music workshops, there’s always a song in the Ozarks

Peacetown on KOWS

On hiatus
Selected performances from the Peacetown Summer Concert Series in Sebastopol.

Plant Passions

Even MONDAYS @3pm
Host to provide

Political Atheist

Host Joel DeWitt promotes new and open dialog with facts, not feelings, with focus.

Project Censored
Project Censored

Project Censored educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government

Radio Goethe
Radio Goethe

On hiatus
A show on German and European contemporary rock.

Radio Serena

THURSDAYS (except 1st) @11pm
An eclectic mix of 90s hits, solid gold oldies, and always “playing what a girl wants”.

Radio Spotlight Magazine

Even SUNDAYS @2pm
Tackling important topics of the day with guests, lots of contributors, a peppering of humor, plus a featured local artist/band!

Radio Summit

Four international hosts introduce you to their special sonic worlds.

Relevant Tones
Relevant Tones

On hiatus
Classical music for your listening pleasure

Rockabilly n’ Blues Hour

A unique blend of modern and vintage rockabilly, blues, surf, roots, early rock and country with host James Riley

Starship Overflow

Alternative and underground sounds from the UK!

Steady Eddie’s Music Cellar

Pre-rock & roll era music of the 1920s through the 1950s

Street Muse

Inspirational music and stories from the street’s economic refugees.

Suburban Dance Radio

Even TUESDAYS @8pm
A deep mix of sounds on the low end from Bristol to Brooklyn and Kingston to Berlin. Dig into the crates for grooves served raw.

Synthetic Sounds

ODD Fridays @10pm
For independent cc-licensed electronica, as well as rare, unusual or generative electronic music.

The Americana Music Hours

Daily @ 5am
New releases and vintage sounds for all you KOWS Americana fans.

The Barnaby Druthers Mystery Hour

MONDAYS (except 2nd) @11pm
Nutmeg Junction presents the Barnaby Druthers Mystery Hour! Audio Theater adventures.

Best Of KOWS
The Best of KOWS

On hiatus
A weekly special featuring some of the very best shows from the KOWS.

The Bioneers

The award-winning 13-part radio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.

Blackout Radio Show
The Blackout Radio Show

Tune in for post-punk, gothic, punk and much more.

The Children’s Hour

A weekly educational and entertaining kids public radio program for listeners of all ages.

Feisty Females
The Feisty Female Radio Show

An eclectic blend of music and interviews featuring a variety of amazing female singer/songwriters from around the world.

The Freelance Music Show

Even FRIDAYS @9pm
Great and obscure guitar-oriented songs and the deeper forgotten tracks from the 60s,70s,80s. and 90s

The Gary Jackson Show
The Gary Jackson Show

Most MONDAYS @10pm
Packed with special features…not for the audience’s benefit, but because at his age just staying awake for two hours is tough!

The JC Report

On hiatus
News , discussion, music and local content produced by students from Santa Rosa Junior College.

Disaster Prep
The Joy Of Preparedness

On hiatus
Prepare yourself for the worst while demonstrating your commitment to family and community

KOWS' Mouth
The KOWS’ Mouth

Host Thomas McIntyre brings the conversation about almost anything to the KOWS airwaves.

The Meaning of Community

On hiatus
What does Community mean to you? Do you make a difference? Do you want to make a difference?

The Midnight Special

Traditional and contemporary folk performers, avant-garde singer-songwriters comedians and satirists.

Monday Mash-up
The Monday Mash-up

Even MONDAYS @Noon
Music, topics and guests from the perspective of Lisa Cox, long time resident of Sonoma County.

The Monday Morning Show

Mondays @7am
The Professor and Sally T offer news, trivia, music, banter, and call-ins for your Monday morning drive.

The Moo Mix
The Moo Mix

Fri/Sat/Sun @2am
Streaming a variety of music 24 hours, KOWS radio fills in the gaps with a blend of the finest from our music hosts archives.

The Mushroom Farm
The Mushroom Farm

2nd SUNDAY @11am
A progressive collection of psychedelic and 1960s rock spun for our listeners.

The Mystical Positivist
The Mystical Positivist

The Mystical Positivist is dedicated to the application of reason in the pursuit of spiritual practice and development.

The Piano Men

FRIDAYS @ Midnight
Featuring a wide variety of piano masters beginning from the classical period to the modern era.

Real Hippie Hour
The Real Hippie Hour

From memories of Morningstar and Wheeler ranches to downtown Occidental, Uncle Dave shares the West County life style.

The Reverend Rabbit Show

On hiatus
An eclectic blend of jazz, progressive and classic rock, indie, folk and more out of England.

The Trip with Gary Sherwood

A rediscovery of the 60’s via the music of the era – hits, should’ve-been-hits, B-sides and album tracks.

Veiled Cloud of Unknowning
The Veiled Cloud of Unknowing

2nd MONDAY @8pm
Featuring music composed before 1733 & after 1933 (pre-tonal/minimalist/modal music)

Timeless Oldies Variety Show

Old fashioned radio variety with Dex, Seymour, and Rachael from a tiny Vermont studio.

TLC Journey High School Show

On hiatus
Students of Journey High School share their stories, talk about music, community, friendship, and a lot more.

To Your Health

On hiatus
The show explores diverse health topics, focusing on Integrative Medicine, and alleviation of pain.

Tommy's Holiday Camp
Tommy’s Holiday Camp

Let Arnoldo transcend your stylistic boundaries with local, national, and international interviews, live and recorded music.

Top of Mind

Even SUNDAYS @5pm
Smart, informative, unflinching conversations that go beyond mere headlines and sound bites

Trippin’ In The Wilderness w/Johnny Saváge

On hiatus
Topical, thematic zaniness, and mind-altering adventures into uncharted musical and cultural territories. Mostly obscure.

Uncle Charlie's Jukebox
Uncle Charlie’s Jukebox

Music from the age of the 45 rpm single record. Songs from the Top 40 lists and more of the forgotten tunes.

Uncle Dave's Storytime
Uncle Dave’s Storytime

Songs and stories for kids ages 2 – 102. Stories read with passion; fiction brought to life and great music to listen to and sing along with.

Wandering Minstrels
Wandering Minstrels

Exploring a wide variety of folk music, from the traditional, to the contemporary, to the cutting edge: all its offshoots and branches…

Way Out in the Garage

On hiatus
One hour trip to the far edges of the garage band genre. Swarming with rare gems that don’t usually get on the radio!


Since 1986, “Raising Women’s Voices through Radio Worldwide.”

Wise Woman Storytime
Wise Woman Storytime

A show that offers voice and visibility to older women giving them the opportunity to share personal stories from their lives.

WoodSongs Old Time Radio

Live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it.

Yesterday’s Memories

Most TUESDAYS @5pm
Oldies, doo-wop, and more.