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Mon 1/8/2018 3:45 pm

By Martha Louise Hunter

Katie Vitale has been host of Issues for Your Tissues since 2006 and is the current KOOP Board of Directors President.

Did you have any previous radio experience, or has KOOP been a new journey for you?

A wholly new journey. Nowhere else would I have been able to walk in with no experience, get trained, pitch a show... Read more

Mon 1/8/2018 1:30 pm

KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, January 8 at 1:30pm CDT (1330 hrs). The January theme is Scams Run on Veterans and How to Not Be a Victim. Our guests know all about scams and will offer guidance against them and how to recover if you do get scammed.

If you are a US military veteran, this program is for you. Join former Army First Sergeant Perry Jefferies, former Army Specialist 4 Michael A. Brown, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans news and good conversations with people and organizations dedicated to veterans’ well-being. Tune to 91.7 FM in Austin, worldwide at ... Read more

Sun 1/7/2018 3:30 pm

Mark Rashap's KOOP radio show "Another Bottle Down" won the Austin Food & Wine Alliance's honorable mention at its annual awards ceremony on February 7. Every year, the Alliance recognizes Austin culinary innovators and donates to local food businesses and non-profits.

"Another Bottle Down" airs at 1 p.m. Tuesdays on 91.7 FM.

Sat 1/6/2018 11:15 am

The results are in for KOOP's Silver Mic Awards! This is an annual honor bestowed upon KOOP programmers by their peers, making it extra special.  

Best News & Public Affairs Program:  Mark Rashap, "Another Bottle Down"

Best Music Program: Leah Manners, "Hip Hop Hooray; Jay Robillard, "The Lounge Show"

Keeping Austin Angry:  Chris Zozaski, "The Last Roundup"         

Best Fake News:  Felix Roberts (aka T.J. Masters), "TRUTH Radio Hour" (on the Community Pilot Show)

Best... Read more

Fri 1/5/2018 1:00 pm

People United features the first in a two-part episode with Fred L. McGhee on his book The Black Crop: Slavery and Slave Trading in Nineteenth Century Texas.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Fri 1/5/2018 12:15 am

See all eleven promo videos for the Spring Membership Drive right here!


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Thu 1/4/2018 11:00 am

We've been nominated for an Armadillo Award but we need your vote to win! We've been nominated for Community Champion and Soul of Austin. Vote for us here. This is such an honor to be nominated but when we win (with your votes of course) we'll be immortalized as an Armadillo Award Recipient. The Armadillo Awards celebrate the unique culture of local business in Austin. We invite you to... Read more

Wed 1/3/2018 4:00 pm

"Here's a picture of the original KOOP office (2nd floor) and studio (ground floor and to the right as you entered). It was located on the east side of San Jacinto between 5th and 6th Streets. We were there for the first year and a half, and then (1996?) moved into the adjacent building (yellow brick) just around the corner on 5th St. The entire block is now the Weston building. I think I took this picture right after the second fire destroyed most of the adjacent building in February 2006. An interesting footnote: the owner of the buildings was the guy that Dick Cheney accidentally shot... Read more

Wed 1/3/2018 2:30 pm

On Friday May 11 from 2:30 - 5:00PM the We Are Blood Bloodmobile will be in the KOOP parking lot.  We're looking for a few brave listeners to become heroes by donating blood.  For more information email: [email protected]

Wed 1/3/2018 12:00 pm

A Spring Open House for KOOP Members is happening on Saturday April 7 from Noon to 4 PM at the KOOP studio (3825 Airport Blvd)! Come and pick up your t-shirt, enjoy some snacks, and meet fellow KOOPers and DJs!