Radio Interview with Johnny Koch of KAOS

Posted: October 16, 2011 in Radio

Flew into Seattle this morning, then drove down to Olympia to chat with KAOS’ Johnny Koch (pronounced “Coke.”)   I’d done two radio interviews previously, but this was the first in-studio…so I had to put the headphones on (felt like ‘kind of a big deal.’)   John and I talked about Seattle music, and of course Olympia’s contribution to the whole deal.  We discussed some underexposed Seattle bands like the Young Fresh Fellows, the U-Men (of course), the Fastbacks, the Squirrels, Coffin Break, the Blackouts, and Red Dress.  We also chatted about KAOS’ contribution to the music with folks like John Foster, Stephen Rabow, Bruce Pavitt, Calvin Johnson and others.  See the pics below… (note, the second pic shows a snippet of KAOS’ CD library.  The green stickers on the CDs means they were released by an independent record label.  KAOS’ “Green Line Policy,” instituted under Foster’s leadership back in the ’70s, ensures 80% of all music played on the station comes from non-major label sources.)

Hear the interview on John’s blog at (somebody give me a synonym for “amazing.”  Please.)

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