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Apr 13, 2014 9:35 pm

bbf.jpgWhat's New will speak with Matthew Ott of the philanthropic music organization Black Fret (pictured), to talk about what they do. We'll also check in with local band Megafauna, to talk about their new album release show this Saturday at The Mohawk.  And, we'll also talk with John Gross about his popular monthly music series, No Dancing: Sad Bastard Music, that will go down Tuesday night at The Volstead. Tune in to hear all of this Monday, 4/14, 10-11am

Tom_210_exp.jpgThis week on Writing on the Air, Thomas Zigal will talk about his work as a writer. His 2013 novel, Many Rivers to Cross has received the Texas Institute of Letters' Jesse Jones Award for Fiction. He has been publishing short stories, reviews, and essays for 40 years, and he is the author of three popular crime novels set in Aspen, Colorado.  Wednesday, 4/16, 6-7pm

BobLivingston.jpgThe Singer and the Song welcomes an Austin singer/songwriter, Bob Livingston, an artist with a rich musical history, including his years in the Lost Gonzo Band. Bob will be performing live in studio.  Streaming ONLINE! Wednesday, 4/16, 7-8pm

Luke_Korem.jpgLights Camera Austin talks with director Luke Korem (pictured) about his documentary Lord Montagu, which screens May 2 during the Hill Country Film Festival in Fredericksburg. Matthew Burnett and Jay Young discuss their roles in director Stephen Reynolds' The Might of Me, which screens April 19 at the City Theatre. Nick Frost reveals how he got into dancing shape for his new comedy Cuban Fury, which opens April 18. Director Frank Pavich discusses his documentary Jodorowsky's Dune, which examines Alejandro Jodorowsky's aborted adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel. Jodorowsky's Dune premiered at last year's Fantastic Fest and opens April 18. Also, host Robert Sims will review Dom Hemingway and Under the SkinThursday, 4/17, 2-3pm

PU418.jpgPeople United features Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, on the misconceptions about drug use and the consequences of current drug policy in the United States, the subjects of his book High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society.  Friday, 4/18, 1-2pm

LRU418.jpgThe Last Round Up will air a SXSW interview with Urge Overkill's Nash Kato.  Nash talks about the early years on Touch & Go Records, Steve Albini & what Urge is doing now. Friday, 4/18, 3:30-4:30pm

tgwn.jpgSpringtime brings with it a reinvigoration of the natural world and so, too, of the Canadian music scene in Austin. With over two dozen artists in town this season, it can be tough to keep track of all the shows. This Great White North will help out by covering upcoming acts—and we’ll be giving away three pairs of tickets for Trust & Mozart’s Sister, Odonis Odonis, and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra. As we do every week, we’ll also be playing some of the latest independent music out of Canada, including Chad VanGaalen, The Strumbellas, Monogrenade, PyPy, and Solids. Friday, 4/18, 4:30–6pm

Grammy award winners Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox present Squeezebox Mania 8 on Saturday, April 12, at Threadgill's WHQ (301 West Riverside Drive) for performances featuring multiple styles of accordion playing.  Joining Joel, Sarah and Los Aztex will be Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (who are also Grammy winners!) and Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones. The night ends with the annual SqueezeBox jam. Doors open at 7:30 pm, showtime at 8 pm.

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Apr 01, 2014 5:00 pm


Join KOOP 91.7 FM in congratulating its own Ted Branson, Under the X in Texas Tuesday mornings 9:00 – 11:00, for receiving the Academy of Western Artists’ Western Music Media 2013 Cowboy Disc Jockey award.  The Cowboy Disc Jockey award is part of the Will Rogers Cowboy Awards which were celebrated Saturday, March 29th, in Irving, Texas...

Mar 11, 2014 8:10 am


Mar 10, 2014 12:20 am


The Spring Membership Drive is over, with KOOP surpassing its $65,000! 

Goal: $65,000

Current Total: $65,915!!!

KOOP would like thank you for your support and asks you to thank our

Spring Business Members 2014


Austin Flower Company

Switched On

Chastity Lock & Key

Real Ale Brewing

Kettler Roofing


Lori Jo Hansel, Attorney

Mimi's Latest Obsession

SOS Alliance

Dive Bar & Lounge

Law Office of Kent Anschutz

Zygmont Chiropractic Center

Utopia Fest

Tim Mahoney, Attorney at Law

All KOOP Business Members | Add Your Business to this list

Nov 04, 2013 12:10 pm

Texas Observer Radio Debuts on KOOP

Hitting the airwaves November 5th, and airing Tuesdays 2:00 - 2:30 p.m., KOOP proudly announces a new partnership with The Texas Observer, an investigative social justice news organization, to air a compelling new program: Texas Observer Radio with host Jonathan McNamara. The weekly program will feature exploration of current statewide news stories with Texas Observer journalists and an in-depth interview on a particularly thorny political issue with a knowledgeable source.

Sep 10, 2013 7:40 pm


KOOP would like to thank its very own OutCast team for representing the station at this year's Austin Pride Parade!

Aug 13, 2013 9:35 pm

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 September 6, 2013, and can be downloaded here. If you have any questions, please email or call the KOOP office at (512) 472-1369. The terms of these open seats will begin on November 1, 2013, and we hope to see YOU sitting in one of them!

Black_Star_Coop_Pub_and_Brewery.pngCATFISH and COLD BEER

Sunday, June 30th, 2013
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

BLACK STAR Co-Op Pub and Brewery!

benefitting KOOP Radio

All-you-can-eat catfish and trimmings. And great beer to boot! 

More info.... | I'm Ready to RSVP

A HUGE KOOPerative thanks to Black Star for selecting us as one of their 2013 community partners.

May 18, 2013 1:44 pm

KOOP proudly announces our new Spring 2013 schedule (running through October). Help us welcome our new programmers and programs, just added to the KOOP Schedule:

  • Amen, Brother
  • Modern Tribal Vibe

And the return of:

  • Under the Eternal Night

We also moved a few shows around on the schedule – Check out schedule change highlights!

Nov 03, 2012 8:40 am

KOOP proudly announces our new Winter 2012 schedule (running through April 2013). Help us to welcome our new programmers and programs, just added to the KOOP Schedule:

  • Blended N Brewed Hot T
  • Clearly Unfocused
  • Dear Lady Twist
  • Free Samples
  • The Global Wanderer
  • The Land of Rhythm & Pleasure
  • The OUTlander Project
  • Voice of Homeless America

We also moved a few shows around on the schedule – Check out schedule change highlights!

photo(18)_1.JPGMonday afternoon KOOP members were thrilled to meet with They Might Be Monkeys owner Nevic Donnelly and Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks (Bastrop and Buescher State Parks) representatives Greg and Jamie to coordinate the donation from They Might Be Monkeys to Bastrop State Park  that YOU made happen with your online and credit card donations during our membership drive.

During the KOOP Fall Membership Drive, each donation made using a credit card or online was met with a matching donation of $2 from They Might Be Monkeys to Bastrop State Park in support of the tree replanting effort there after last year's wildfires. This afternoon, we took a picture as owner of They Might Be Monkeys Nevic Donnelly wrote a check for $1,500 to the Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks, Texas Park wildlife manager Greg Creacy, and Park Superintendent Jamie Hackett.

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