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Jul 27, 2014 9:34 pm

1656139_1386693178218095_611317191_n.jpgWhat's New will have an interview with Natalie Ribbons (pictured) of the band Tele Novella.  We'll talk about their sound, upcoming tour, and their current fundraising campaign.  Also, we'll have an interview with Rick Clark, the Music Editor for The Oxford American.  We'll be talking with him about their upcoming Texas Music issue.  Monday, 7/28, 10-11am

Sonali_Kukreja_Artist_6___1_.jpgAustin Artists' host, Art Smith has an in-depth conversation with Sonali about her Art , Inspirations, Creative process, insights, musings, education, charity endeavors and her current event at the new Romani Gallery. Monday, 7/26, 1-1:30pm

MNA_Logo.jpegReflection Of Community Outreach welcomes new Collective member, Michael Brown, and his guest, Janeka Rector, Vice Chair of the Mueller Neighborhood Association.  Janeka has involved herself in transportation events and issues around Austin and has spoken at Austin City Hall as a Rail Advocate.  Join Michael and his guest as they discuss issues and possible answers to what could be Austin growth's third rail, transportation.  Monday, 7/28, 1:30-2pm

ajasonricksm.jpgUnder the X in Texas hosts Grammy Award winning musicians Jason Roberts (Asleep at the Wheel) and Rick McRae (George Strait) pickin' songs live off Jason Roberts Band new cd That's My Home before Friday's release party & dance at The Broken Spoke Saloon. Tuesday, 7/29, 9-11am

300x300.jpgLifetime musician Danny Putman returns for an interview on the Country, Swing, And Rockabilly Jamboree.  There'l be plenty of road stories and reminiscences. Thursday, 7/31, 9-11am

PU81.jpgPeople United features journalist Max Blumenthal on his book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater IsraelFriday, 8/1, 1-2pm

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.

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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.


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.

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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!

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