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Father HidalgoOn 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.

Sep 15, 2014 9:00 am

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.

Goal: $72,000

Current Total: $51,899

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Sep 14, 2014 10:20 pm


tejanocountry.jpgIn 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.

PUddd.jpgPeople 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.

Sara HickmanAcclaimed 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.

HotClub.jpgThe 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.

Aug 01, 2014 6:27 pm

logo-koop-whitespace.jpgKOOP 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!

Logo - Americans with Disabilities ActOn 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. 

Jul 19, 2014 9:00 pm

KOOP seeks an experienced event coordinator or team to provide event coordinating services for KOOP’s 20th birthday. Responsibilities include creation of the event look and feel, food (optional), entertainment including bands/performers, venue, lights, sound, and promotion. Preferred timeframe for the event is November 2014. The event may be organized in cooperation with KVRX.

Get more information...

Remembering_Stonewall1.jpeg The anniversary of the Stonewall Riots is an important part of recognizing the efforts of LGBT activists in their fight for equality in the U.S. On June 28th, 1969 the modern gay rights movement was sparked by a Police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. Patrons who’d grown tired of relentless persecution by Police rose up and began spontaneous and violent riots that lasted several days. These riots galvanized the community and were the catalyst for the formation of the some of the very first LGBT rights organizations. A year later in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York marches planned to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots evolved into what we now know as Gay Pride Parades. Today, June is recognized as LGBT Pride month around the world in recognition of those bar patrons who launched a civil rights movement 45 years ago this month.

K-O-O-P is recognizing this anniversary as one of its Celebration Events with special News and Public Affairs and music programming.   Listen in for this unique programming from K-O-O-P, radio for people, not for profit.

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Juneteenth, held this year on Thursday, June 19th, is a state holiday in Texas and the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Slavery played a significant part in Texas, the seventh state to join the confederacy. President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1863 declaring, "that all persons held as slaves" within the thirteen rebellious territories "are, and henceforward shall be free." It was not until two and a half years later, on 19 June 1865, when federal troops under General Granger arrived at Galveston Island that the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced.

Since then, Juneteenth has been celebrated in Texas to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African American history and culture. Here at K-O-O-P we will be recognizing Juneteenth as a celebration event throughout the month of June with special News and Public Affairs and music programming. Mark this important occasion in your own way and listen in all month for great programming from K-O-O-P, radio for people, not for profit.

Jun 04, 2014 11:20 pm

KOOP proudly announces our new 2014-2015 schedule. Help us welcome our new programmers and programs, just added to the KOOP Schedule:

  • Austin Artists
  • Austin Monitor News
  • Capitol Ambitions
  • What's Your Status?

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

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.

For more information: www.Squeezeboxmania.com or  www.facebook.com/squeezeboxmania


Apr 01, 2014 5:00 pm

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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

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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

SXSW

Austin Flower Company

Switched On

Chastity Lock & Key

Real Ale Brewing

Kettler Roofing

HEB

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.

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