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The KOOP Fall Membership Drive is happening now! Because of support from listeners like you, KOOP will be celebrating 20 years of service to the community this December!
Our goal is $72,000, and you can help us to reach that by pledging online pledging online (koop.org/donate) or by phone 512-472-KOOP (5667) or toll free at 888-917-KOOP.
Current Total: $48,134
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.
In response to many requests, The Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree will revive a popular feature from several years ago, Tejano Country. In conjunction with KOOP Radio's observation of Diez y Seis De Septiembre, many country stars of Tejano origin will be featured. Thursday, 9/18, 9-11 a.m.
People United presents a talk on the book !Presente! Latin@ Immigrant Voices in the Struggle for Racial Justice / Voces de Inmigrantes Latin@s en la Lucha por la Justicia Racial by María Duque, one of its contributors, and Cristina Tzíntzún and Carlos Pérez de Alejo, two of its editors. Friday, 9/19, 1-2 p.m.
Acclaimed Austin-based singer-songwriter Sara Hickman will be Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Hickman will discuss her music, her extensive involvement in social causes, and her ongoing struggle with depression. And she will perform live on the show. Friday, 9/19, 2-3 p.m.
The Singer and the Song welcomes the amazing western swing trio, Hot Club of Cowtown, performing live the whole hour! Hot Club has been keeping the spirit of Bob Wills alive for years, covering classics, writing new songs, and demonstrating tight musicianship that would make Bob proud. This one's gonna be a blast. Saturday, 9/20, 3-4 p.m.
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!
On July 26, 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. The ADA, as it is known, is a wide ranging civil rights law that prohibits, discrimination based on recognized disabilities. This law extended the same protections against discrimination of the fifty-year-old Civil Rights Act to those with “…a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.”
K-O-O-P is recognizing this anniversary as one of its Celebration Events on much of its News and Public Affairs and music programming, including personal stories of how this law has benefitted K-O-O-P programmers and listeners. We invite you to join K-O-O-P, radio for people, not for profit, all week long in this celebration and recognition of the ADA.
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Mark your calendars for Monday evening September 22 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. KOOP’s Community Council cordially invites you to their third annual Open House to celebrate Community Radio and the growing ranks of KOOP’s Community Members. There will be studio tours, live on-air interviews, Public Service Announcement recordings, light snacks, information about becoming a KOOP Community Organization Member and the opportunity to network with other community organizations. Join KOOP as we promote community outreach through partnering with groups that do so much for our community.
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