Sunday 2/26, 3:30pm

Back by popular demand, Sunday's Free Samples will feature our famous East vs. West Coast Rap Battle, with a new contender......the Dirty South!!! Call in and donate to KOOP Radio's membership drive and cast your vote for East, West or South!

Sunday 12/31, 11:30am

As part of the Community Council's efforts to promote Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity on behalf of KOOP Radio throughout the KOOP community, the following 2017 Annual Monthly Celebration Calendar events is as follows. The list below includes the name of the liaison responsible for organizing KOOP's participation in each event. You can contact them for more information using the Community...

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KOOP News Archive

Fri 2/24/2017 1:00 pm

People United features journalist Jessica W. Luther, talking about her book Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape with her colleague and occasional collaborator Dan Solomon.

Mon 2/20/2017 1:00 pm

Austin Artists Appreciation Month of LOVE continues...

We will be joined by organizers and Artists from ClassicalMusicfortheWorld.org & their upcoming Community concert 'LOVE'
benefit for Focus Girls for Education ... Read more
Sun 2/19/2017 3:30 pm

On Sunday's show, Free Samples will play all songs and samples from true Texas originals (just like KOOP Radio!) Expect to hear Solange, Joe Tex, and of course UGK (Underground Kingz)!

Speaking of KOOP Radio, it's Membership Drive. Please consider throwing a lil' scratch our way. Every pledge gets a freestyle rap by yours-truly live on-air!

Fri 2/17/2017 2:00 pm

Progressive populist commentator Jim Hightower discusses issues like fake news, “populist justice,” how communities are addressing their own problems -- and everything Trump! Fri, 2/17, 2-3 p.m. (CT)

Fri 2/17/2017 1:00 pm

People United features Harvey Kronberg, editor and publisher of The Quorum Report, on Texas politics after the Tea Party's rise and Donald Trump's inauguration.

Tue 2/14/2017 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas hosts a Valentine's Day Ameripolitan Music program with nominees performing live before the 4th Annual Awards Show Wednesday at The Paramount.  An International aggregation meet and greet as nominated Disc Jockey's join these musicians in studio on the air.     Tuesday, 2/14, 9-11 a.m.

Mon 2/13/2017 1:30 pm

World Radio Day was designated by UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to celebrate radio as a medium, to improve cooperation among broadcasters, and to promote access to information, freedom of expression, and gender equality over the airwaves. 

In previous years at KOOP we have celebrated the contribution of women to radio, interviewing international journalist Reshma Kirpalani and remembering Texas women in radio history. We’ve explored the contribution of amateur radio, also called ham radio, with Joe Fisher and Dee Harrison – for more... Read more

Sun 2/12/2017 3:30 pm

This week saw the passing of legendary and influential producer David Axelrod who made some of the more recognizable samples used in hip-hop music. We'll celebrate the man, his music, and the samples on Sunday's Free Samples!

Sat 2/11/2017 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes another cool Austin band, Those Poor Serfs! These guys describe themselves this way:
"Alt-Americana. Moonshine-soaked mandolin, homemade harmonies, and powerhouse vocals with a sweet twang-timbre."
I couldn't have said it better! They'll be performing live with us the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and ... Read more

Fri 2/10/2017 1:00 pm

People United features Christen A. Smith on her book Afro-Paradise: Blackness, Violence and Performance in Brazil, which examines black struggle and police violence in this South American country.

Listen to the episode here.