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Under the X in Texas
Moderators: Texas Ted
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Under the X in Texas
TUESDAY'S , 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. HOST: TED BRANSON

Program description:
Supporting KOOP's mission, Under the X in Texas seeks out the senior and largely forgotten originators and forerunners of Texas music, brings to light obscure--yet influential artists in the development and history of what we've come to know as Texas Music-a rich melting pot of all cultures, women and men, coming together in the Lone Star State from the early pioneers and immigrants bringing with them the musics of their homelands, creating a rich musical heritage that includes Blues, Jazz, Conjunto, Cowboy Poets, Singer Songwriters, Country Western, Rockabilly, Western Swing, R & B, Tex-Mex, German /Czech music, Zydeco, Bluegrass and so on.

The program will also feature Texas musicians , authors, biographers , artists and filmakers who are influenced today by the musical legacy created by those who came before, with interviews–plus live performances both in studio and from the field while attending annual festival events–throughout the southwest.

Texas Music, and in particular its history, is underserved in the mainstream media. Continuing with KOOP's mission to serve the community, Under the X in Texas will help inform and educate listeners as to the diversity of genres created–and still very much active today here Deep in the Heart and Under the X!

JOHNNY GIMBLE WROTE OUR THEME SONG AND WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR PERMISSION TO TITLE THE PROGRAM AFTER HIS SONG HE ASKED, "WHAT STATION ARE YOU WITH?" I REPLIED, "KOOP!" HIS RESPONSE WAS SIMPLY, "I'D BE HONORED". Thank You, Johnny!

Bio:
Your host Ted Branson has lived in Austin,Texas for 40 years, traveled all over North America, amassed a huge collection on Vinyl and CD of all genres of Texas Music. Documented his travels having interviewed, filmed, recorded and photographed Texas artists in performances throughout the state and all it's borders. Ted is currently putting together a video/music documentary of Western Swing artists performing today on the Texas circuit.

TED IS PLEASED ALSO TO BE HOSTING STRICTLY BLUEGRASS ON KOOP SUNDAY'S 10AM-NOON. IN STUDIO LIVE BANDS, INTERVIEWS AND RECORDED BLUEGRASS ON VINYL AND CD FROM THE 1940'S THRU TODAY. Also Hosts and programs A BLUES GROOVE 8-9 a.m. Tuesday's ONLINE INTERNET ONLY. BUSY YEAR AND HERE ARE TED'S Recognition and awards: 2008 KOOP Radio Most Outstanding Substitute Programmer Silver Mic award . 2011 KOOP Radio Comeback Player of The Year 2012 Silver Mic Award (after a successful liver transplant operation). 2012 Western Swing Guild Certificate of Appreciation Award (in recognition of efforts contibutions to preserve and continued support support of Western Swing & Traditional Country / Gospel Music. ) http://www.westernswingguild.com/ 2013 Nominated by The Texas Music Awards Academy in Linden, Texas for Best Texas Disc Jockey of the Year 2013. http://www.texasmusicawards.org/ Cowtown Society of Western Music 2014 Heroes of Western Swing Inductee Disc Jockey of the Year (award ceremony May 3rd 2014 in Mineral Wells, Tx) https://www.facebook.com/CowtownSocietyOfWesternMusic Academy of Western Artists 2013 Media Award Best Disc Jockey of the Year (award ceremony March 29th 2014 Irving, Texas) AWA is based in Gene Autry, Oklahoma. http://awaawards.org/index.htm

In Studio photos and videos of guests posted on Under the X in Texas Facebook page:Website |

CONTACT TED:E-mail

FEATURED ON UNDER THE X IN TEXAS ARE "THIS WEEK IN TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY" SEGMENTS WITH DR GARY HARTMAN THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY IN SAN MARCOS!

THANX TO GARY AND NPR AFFILIATE KUT FOR PROVIDING THESE BIO SHORTS FROM THEIR TEXAS MUSIC MATTERS PROGRAM

CLICK ANYWHERE BELOW AND LISTEN TO TED SPEAK ABOUT KOOP:

TED IS KOOP's APRIL 2012 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH!

We love the passion that many of our KOOP volunteers display and there aren’t many more passionate and committed volunteers than our April Volunteer of the Month, “Texas Ted” Branson. Not only is Ted one of our most mustachioed programmers, he is one of the most dedicated. Ted’s show, Under the X in Texas, has been an important part of KOOP’s lineup for the past four years. The show highlights the very beginning of Texas’ rich musical culture and is part of our Roots music programs. If you want to know about Conjunto, Cowboy Poets, Rockabilly, Western Swing, Tex-Mex, German /Czech Polkas , Jazz, Blues, C&W, or Bluegrass tune in to 91.7FM every Tuesday at 9am and you will be educated and entertained… YEE HA!

Ted grew up on the rough and tumble South Side of Chicago, but moved to his CURRENT home town of Austin in 1974, where he discovered that he is a true Texan through and through. He loves the culture and history of Texas (and the USA) so much that he owns and runs an antique store called Out of the Past Collectibles – you can go and get lost in the aisles of memorabilia.

Ted has been an active KOOP volunteer for the past six years where he has done so many things including aiding other programmers by giving his insight and expertise in is well thought out peer reviews – this keeps our programming fresh . He loves helping out by engineering live music for his show and others in KOOP’s state ‘o the art studio. And you cannot have a better ally during our semiannual membership drive where Ted is the best gosh darn food wrangler you have ever seen. And everyone at the staion really appreciate his hard work.

We were concerned about him a while back as he underwent a liver transplant… but that is all behind him now as the procedure was very successful and he has recovered well and continues to get better. Here’s a fun fact about Ted… he was given the moniker of “Texas Ted” by 97 year old Johnny Cuviello who was Bob Wills’ drummer. Johnny told Ted “Stick with that title and you will be successful on the radio.” How true, Johnny. How true.(Author Lisa Scheps and Host of KOOP's Off Stage & On the Air)

Playlist 8-26-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Birthday's: Jean Prescott 8-22-Garden City, Texas, Bobby Koefer 8-18-1928 Clay Center, KS, Chelo Silva 8-25-1922 Brownsville, TX, Mingo Saldivar 8-29-1936 Marion, TX, Jack Teagarden 8-29-1905 Vernon, TX, K.R. Wood 8-26-Wichita Falls, TX, Hank Singer 8-30- Midland, TX, Jewel Brown 8-30-1937 Houston, TX



Remembering: Martin Banks RIP 8-30-2004 Austin, Texas, Cliff Bruner 8-25-2000 Houston, TX



August 19th thru 21st 1991 Recording date anniversary of Let's Take A Ride With Bob & Tommy Vol 2 & 3 of How the West Was Swung featuring Tom Morrell & The Time-Warp Tophands with Bobby Koefer, Leon Rausch , Paul Glasse, Johnny Case and a cast of dozens!

Playlist 8-19-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Birthday's: Jim Reeves 8-20-1924 Galloway, TX, Huelyn Duvall 8-18-1930 Garner, TX, Justin Tubb 8-20-1935 San Antonio, TX, Marvin Dykhuis 8-22-1956 Racine, WI, Greg Harkins 8-19-1980 Round Rock, TX, Stan "Cool Pops" Smith 8-19-1945 Syracuse, IN, Connie Smith 8-14-1941 Elkhart, IN



Remembering: Floyd Tillman RIP 8-22-2003, Hoyle Nix 8-23-1985, Leon McAuliffe 8-20-1988 Tulsa OK @ 71, Danny Roy Young 8-20-2008 Austin, Texas



From Texas to New Mexico in the summer set

Playlist 8-12-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Scheduled interview with Austin Jazz Society president regarding Sunday's performance at Chez Zee with Dr James Polk and Centerpiece plus upcoming medical fundraisers for Butch Miles



Austin Jazz Workshop at Threadgill's Old # 1 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Floyd Domino, Earl Poole Ball guest with Durawa at Strange Brew tonight...



Birthday's: Bee Spears born 8-11-1949 Helotes, Texas, Carolyn Martin 8-11-? Abilene, Texas , Buck Owens 8-12-1929 Sherman, Tx, Billy Joe Shaver 8-16-1939 Corsicana, Tx, Danny Levin 8-11-, Fess Parker 8-16-? San Antonio, Tx, Skinny Don Keeling 8-9-?, Don Rich 8-15-1944 Olympia, WA,

Playlist 8-5-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Birthday's honored: Knocky Parker 8-8-1918 Palmer, Texas, Juan Lopez 8-8-1922 Jackson County, Texas, Louis Massey 8-10-1902 Hart County, Texas, Jimmy Dean 8-10-1928 Plainview, Texas



Remembering: Jesse Ashlock RIP 8-9-1976 Austin, Texas

Playlist 7-29-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Jason Roberts (fiddle & vocals) and Rick McRae (acoustic Collins guitar) Live in studio performance and talk before Jason Roberts Band cd release Aug 1st Broken Spoke



Remembering Jim Travis Reeves RIP 7-31-1964 Davidson County Tennessee @ 40 yrs young Gentleman Jim was Born 8-30-1923 Galloway, Texas.

Playlist 7-22-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM



Live phone interview with singer songwriter Myra Rolen with songs from her new cd Hold That Thought also honoring her steel guitarist Birthday multi instrumentilist Mr Junior Knight!



Live talk by phone with Joe King Carrasco before his gig Friday at Strange Brew



Birthday's: Pat Jacobs born Ashland, KS 7-22-1937, Floyd Domino 7-28-1952 Berkley, CA, Jason Roberts 7-25-? Lampassas, Texas, Junior Knight 7-23-1949, Lee Barlow 7-25-1954 Perryton, Tx



Remembering: Lefty Frizzell RIP 7-19-1975 Nashville, TN @ 47, Tommy Duncan 7-25-1967

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