KOWS Radio is a nonprofit, all-volunteer station founded in 2007 whose programming blends music with discussion and public affairs shows broadcasting around the clock. KOWS provides West County with a forum for free speech while serving as the community's small, three-watt emergency broadcast station. KOWS, of course, is in need of funding.
To that end, supporters are invited to dance the night away to live music by the Jug Dealers, the Coast Pilots, Beso Negro and others at the KOWS Radio Masquerade Ball. The family-friendly event includes fire dancing in the plaza, strolling performers, tarot readers, magicians, arts and plenty of tasty food and drink. (Come dressed in your most creative Halloween flair to enter the costume contest.)
KOWS can be heard in Occidental, west Sonoma County and a good portion of Santa Rosa. Proceeds help keep the station's unique local programming, as well as provide a new broadcasting tower to reach a wider audience. Join the fun at the KOWS-a-Palooza Halloween Ball on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Occidental YMCA, Graton Road at Bohemian Highway. Occidental. 6pm–1am. $10–$25. 707.874.1073.