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Sep 28, 2014 7:50 pm

Miko PeledPeople United presents the second in a two-part episode featuring Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, whom this week we hear taking questions from Austin residents as well as sitting down for a one-on-one interview. Friday, 10/3, 1-2 p.m.

Cindy PickettActress Cindy Pickett joins Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio. Cindy, who was raised in Houston and whose father was revered acting teacher Cecil Pickett, is best known for playing Ferris' mom in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She played featured roles in Guiding Light and St. Elsewhere, and starred in Roger Vadim's erotic cult film, Night Games. Friday, 10/3, 2-3 p.m.

Reuben and the DarkIn honor of ACL Fest, the Canucks of This Great White North will bring you new and classic tracks by ACL attendees Reuben and The Dark, Tegan and Sara, and City and Colour. We’ll also spin great tunes from The Rural Alberta Advantage’s newly-released album, along with music by Lowell, Dan Mangan, Foxtrott, Prairie Cat, Grand Analog, and more! Plus, we’ll have two pairs of tickets to give away to see Reuben and The Dark (opening for PHOX). Tune in to win! Friday, 10/3, 4:30–6 p.m.

Freddie Steady KrcThe Singer and the Song welcomes Austin’s own singer/songwriter, Freddie Steady Krc, performing live the whole hour. Freddie has a great new solo album, and we’ll hear live performances! Saturday, 10/4, 3-4 p.m.

Chano CadenaRancho Alegre will be sitting in for Slappy Pinchbottom for a special Sunday episode spotlighting the Conjunto and Tejano sounds of Alice, Texas, with cuts from artists like Chano Cadena (pictured), Ruben Naranjo, Rene Joslin, Eligio Escobar, and more. Sunday, 10/5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (photo credit: Rolando Medina)

KOOP Radio reached its fall pledge goal of $72,000. Thank you!

 

The success of this membership drive is a wonderful commencement of KOOP’s celebration of 20 years of community service as KOOP celebrates its 20th birthday on December 17

 

Funds from the membership drive, which is held twice per year, make up 55% of KOOP’s annual budget. The donations will help keep community voices on the airwaves in Austin.

Goal: $72,000

Current Total: $72,000!!!

Father HidalgoOn September 16th, 1810, Father Hidalgo issued a "grito de Dolores" near Guanajuato, calling for the end of Spanish rule in Mexico. It was a call to arms that began a revolution against Spain and eleven years later produced the new sovereign nation of Mexico.

The Republic of Mexico officially declared September 16th as its national Independence Day in 1825, known as "Diez y Seis Septiembre." San Antonio and Goliad have celebrated this date for more than 160 years. Eight other countries celebrate independence days between September 15th and October 15th, Hispanic Heritage Month.

KOOP seeks to bring a fuller cultural awareness of this important month with special programming throughout the Hispanic Heritage Month and by recognizing Diez y Seis as one of its Celebration Events. Listen in for this unique coverage on a variety of programs, only on KOOP.

Vote-KOOP Blank_1.jpgKOOP Elections Are Coming!

KOOP is looking for a few good members to fill open positions on our Board of Directors and Community Council. If you're passionate about KOOP's future and would like to be more involved in the direction it takes, please consider running to fill one of these open seats. Nomination forms must be submitted by midnight October 1, 2014, and can be filled out here. If you have any questions, please email elections@koop.org or call the KOOP office at (512) 472-1369. The terms of these open seats will begin on November 1, 2014, and we hope to see YOU sitting in one of them!

Aug 01, 2014 6:27 pm

logo-koop-whitespace.jpgKOOP is excited to announce some mid-season changes to our on-air schedule! 

Starting Mondays at 9:00 - 10:00am, Rancho Alegre joins the KOOP family. Hosts Frank Cuellar and Piper LeMoine celebrate Tejano and Conjunto music, with interviews and more showcasing this true Texas music.

Off the Beatle Path with host Rush Evans moves to Mondays 12:00 - 1:00pm, continuing his journey down the less traveled roads of the former Beatles and Beatles-related artists.

Longtime KOOP mainstay Around the Town Sounds and its cadre of hosts returns to Thursday mornings at 11:00am - 12:00pm with their insight into the upcoming musical offerings of the city.

Check out the current KOOP Program Schedule!

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