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KOOP's Fall Membership Drive begins September 5th and we can't wait for you to become a member or renew your membership!

funfunfunfest2014.pngIf you pledge today, you'll be entered to win a pair of three-day VIP passes to Fun Fun Fun Fest at Auditorium Shores this November. That's right! You can experience the festival in style if you give today. If you're a sustaining member of KOOP, don't worry, you're already entered.

Aug 17, 2014 11:00 pm

Patterson_Bobby_I_Got_More_Soul_OV_92.jpgSpecial guest on Excavation Nation will be Bobby Patterson: legendary soul singer, songwriter, producer and old-school disc jockey. Bobby will debut songs from his new album, I Got More Soul, and discuss his amazing body of work. Wednesday 8/20, 4:30-6 p.m.

Chris_Tomlinson_2____Credit_Lisa_Kaselak.jpgThis week on Writing on the Air, business columnist at the Houston Chronicle Chris Tomlinson talks with us about his new book Tomlinson Hill. (photo credit: Lisa Kaselak) Wednesday, 8/20, 6-7 p.m.

People united 8/22/14 Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Carlos Perez de AlejoPeople United features political economist Jessica Gordon Nembhard talking with Carlos Pérez de Alejo of Cooperation Texas about her book Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. Friday, 8/22, 1-2 p.m.

Hey Rosetta - This Great White NorthBuilding the perfect playlist is tough, but trying to fit a bunch of unrelated songs into some overarching theme is even tougher. So why bother? This week, This Great White North dispenses with any pretense of having a unifying theme for the show and, instead, brings you a big ol’ mess of new independent Canadian music, along with some of our long-standing favorite tracks. Embrace the uncertainty and join us, won’t you? Friday, 8/22, 4:30–6 p.m.

Jess KleinThe Singer and the Song welcomes Austin singer/songwriter, Jess Klein, a beautiful vocalist and writer who is celebrating a new album release. She'll perform for us live! Saturday, 8/23, 3-4 p.m.

Locust Honey String Band

Strictly Bluegrass welcomes Locust Honey String Band on a cross country tour with their new cd Never Let Me Cross Your Mind in the heart breakin' Country Harmonies and Raging Old Time Fiddle Tunes Tradition. Sunday, 8/24, 10 a.m.-Noon.

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.

Sep 10, 2013 7:40 pm

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

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