Listen to This Olympia!

Podcasts and Radio made in Olympia

Posted by ReOlympia on December 6, 2016

There are a surprising amount of podcasts and radio shows that are created right here in Olympia. Need something to listen to? Give these a try.



A podcast which interviews unique and intereting locals.

Welcome to Olympia

Wonderfully created show diving into what makes Olympia great.

Story Oly

This is the recordings from the open mic event that takes place monthly at Rhythm & Rye which features local people telling stories.

OlyArts Podcast

Covering many things relating to Olympia. Food, art, current events.

Coffee With Ken

Ken Balsley interviews a new person each week.

Evolving Parents

A parenting podcast made locally, appreicated globally.

Station Wagon

A podcast made in Olympia about giving things up like slouching, sitting, or apologizing.

Thurston County Scanner

Thurston County Scanner is a live feed from Police and Fire radios. Live Stream

Other Pacific Northwest Favorites

These are either set in or produced in the Pacific Northwest but not Olympia.

TANIS - Everett, WA

How to be a Girl - Seattle, WA

The Sprocket Podcast - Portland, OR

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This? - Portland, OR

KEXP Music that Matters - Seattle Center, WA

PNWCast - Southwest WA

Radio Stations

KAOS 89.3

KAOS 89.3 is a non-commercial community and college radio station broadcasting from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. KAOS radio is listener-supported, and depends on the contributions of donors and volunteers.

KOWA 106.5

KOWA 106.5 is Olympia’s community powered radio station.


KBRD 680AM goes way back and plays songs older than oldies music.

KNKX 90.1

KPLI is licensed and broadcast in Olympia. It is rebroadcasting KNKX which is NPR / Plublic Radio / Jazz.

KNKX 90.1

KGY 95.3 / KAYO 96.9

These stations have a studio right in Port of Olympia.

KAYO 96.9 - Country Music

KGY 95.3

ROXY 94.5

Studios are in Olympia, WA.

ROXY 94.5

Mixx 96.1

Studio is in downtown Olympia.

Mixx 96.1


1030AM KMAS - Talk Radio from Shelton

KOMO Newsradio 97.7

Not located in Olympia. News radio for Seattle/Tacoma/Olympia. KOMO 97.7

Other Radio Stations

Here’s a list of even more radio stations that broadcast in Olympia.