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Tune in to Rancho Alegre for the debut single from Beyond Therapy (a new project featuring Rick Fuentes of the Mexican Revolution and a ton of Austin talent), music from Ruben Garza's solo project, super-rare Johnny Degollado plus more tracks from legends Chano Cadena and Gilberto Perez and even more Tejano and Conjunto you won't hear anywhere else. Monday, 9/29, 9-10 a.m.
What's New will cover the upcoming Austin City Limits Festival. We'll feature an interview with Prof. Tracey E. W. Laird, who wrote Austin City Limits: History, which will have its book launch this Wednesday at BookPeople. Monday, 9/29, 10-11 a.m.
Austin Artists features host, Art Smith, with special guests from POP Austin ahead of their inaugural POP Austin Art event. We will discuss the event as well as hear from some of the Artists. Monday, 9/29, 1-1:30 p.m.
Under the X in Texas hosts Austin Federation of Musicians president singer songwriter Freddie Steady Krc with his new cd The Mockingbird then The Lake Travis Fiddlers perform live before their Saturday concert with The Eggmen. Tuesday, 9/30, 9-11 a.m.
Dark End of the Street welcomes singer Ryan Harkrider and guitarist Amos Traystman from Austin Soul band the Nightowls fresh off their recording session at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals Al. We’ll hear about the trip and meeting Rick Hall, Spooner Oldham, and others of the legendary “Swampers” Tuesday, 9/30, 11 a.m. - Noon
KOOP Radio reached its fall pledge goal of $72,000. Thank you!
The success of this membership drive is a wonderful commencement of KOOP’s celebration of 20 years of community service as KOOP celebrates its 20th birthday on.
Funds from the membership drive, which is held twice per year, make up 55% of KOOP’s annual budget. The donations will help keep community voices on the airwaves in Austin.
Current Total: $72,000!!!
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.
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 30, 2014, and can be filled out 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, 2014, and we hope to see YOU sitting in one of them!
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
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