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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.
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.
Current Total: $72,000!!!
Author and historian Dan Margolies will be dropping by Rancho Alegre to discuss his upcoming projects on Texas music, including Conjunto Music: Sustaining a Texas Tradition, a book he is co-authoring with Cristina Balli of Texas Folklife. As always, we'll have rare gems, new releases and more Tejano and Conjunto you won't hear anywhere else. Monday 9/22, 9-10 a.m.
What's New will have an interview with Reenie Collins of Health Alliance of Austin Musicians, as we'll talk all about HAAM Benefit Day that kicks off Monday night & all day Tuesday. We'll also meet comedian JT Habersaat, the creator of the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour. Monday, 9/22, 10-11 a.m.
Join Art Smith on Austin Artists for a conversation with Elizabeth Hansen, co-chair of the Austin Museum Partnership. We will also feature interviews with artists and participants in this years Museum Day Austin event as well as from Art in Public Places and Landmarks. Monday, 9/22, 1-1:30 p.m.
People United presents the first in a two-part episode featuring peace activist Miko Peled, author of the memoir The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine. Friday, 9/26, 1-2 p.m.
Michael Harris, the author of The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection, is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Harris, a former magazine editor, addresses the profound changes that the Internet revolution has made on the lives of people who have lived through the transition. Friday, 9/26, 2-3 p.m.
On 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.
KOOP 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 September 30, 2014, and can be filled out here. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com 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!
KOOP 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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