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Rancho Alegre dives deep into the catalog for a rare selection from "El Charro Negro" Bobby Butler, Augustin Ramirez by special request, classic Emilio, and even more Conjunto and Tejano you'll only hear on KOOP. Monday 9/1, 9-10 a.m.
What's New will have an interview with the one & only Marnie Stern (pic)! We'll talk about Marnie being on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing with St. Vincent, & her upcoming show at Spider House Ballroom this week. Also, we'll have an interview with Jason Neulander of The Intergalactic Nemesis! We talk about how the latest chapter, Twin Infinity, came to be before it's premiere at Long Center. Monday, 9/1, 10-11 a.m.
Reflections of Community Outreach features Maria Hernandez, President and Founder of Growing Roots Austin an organization that empowers families of children with special needs though hands-on information, resources and support. Join Michael A. Brown and his guest as they discuss the goals of serving families through group learning, connection, providing manageable focused information and to work with parents as partners. Monday, 9/1, 1:30-2 p.m.
People United presents coverage of “State of Denial: Where Marriage Equality Stands in Texas,” a panel inspired by a photographic essay from the July 2014 Texas Observer about same-sex couples legally married outside the state but living here, its participants including, among others, the original article’s author, Jo Ann Santangelo, and one of her featured couples, Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman, married with a child and challenging Texas’s same-sex marriage ban in federal court. Friday, 9/5, 1-2 p.m.
What's Your Status welcomes gospel band, The Levites. Join host Makalah to talk about their journey in gospel music and their upcoming projects! They will also perform "Good Day" and their new song, "Hope Is Like A Light". Inspirational artist, SaulPaul will also talk about tour life and his new projects! Online Only! Friday, 8/5, 7-8 p.m.
The Singer and the Song welcomes beautiful songwriter Barbara K, performing live the whole hour! Barbara is a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter, and I'm sure you remember her from her days as half of Timbuk3! Barbara lives in Germany now, so this is a rare treat. Saturday, 9/6, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The Spring Membership Drive is over, with KOOP surpassing its $65,000!
Current Total: $65,915!!!
KOOP would like thank you for your support and asks you to thank our
Spring Business Members 2014
Lori Jo Hansel, Attorney
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.
KOOP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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