Friday 4/10, 1:00pm

People United returns for Easter weekend* by remembering Leslie Cochran (1951-2012), a crossdressing street icon in Austin, Texas, from 1996 until his death, with coverage of the 2015 plaque unveiling, Abigail Mahnke's 2007 interview with the local legend, and a conversation with Debbie Russell, executive director of the Pecan Street Association...

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Saturday 4/11, 8:00pm

Stronger Than Dirt is back this Saturday, April 11, with two hours of fun-filled pre-recorded quarantine party music. Be safe, have fun, tune in. Music starts at 8pm.

KOOP News Archive

Tue 3/17/2020 12:15 pm

A message from Federico Pacheco, KOOP's General Manager:

Our Spring Membership Drive just ended and once more we feel humbled by the incredible and amazing support our listeners give to our little community radio station.  

As a member of KOOP, you’re a part of something really special — you’re a part of our community. And you make everything we do possible.

Your support is essential in helping to produce great radio shows with the music and local stories that reflect the true spirit of our beloved Austin and our mission as a community radio station. From the bottom of... Read more

Sat 3/14/2020 3:00 pm

KOOP Radio, Austin’s community radio station, presents WoManifest, an all-ages, non-profit networking concert and fundraiser featuring an all-star roster of female artists. Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will emcee this International Women’s Day Celebration, which is designed to celebrate women’s diversity and non-profits that advocate for women, on March 14, 2020 at the ONE-2-ONE BAR.

WoManifest Itinerary
Saturday, March 14, 3:00-6:30 PM
One2One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
In The Round
3:00- 3:45  Sonya Jevette, Kay Miracle 
non-prof live... Read more

Fri 3/13/2020 1:00 pm

People United talks with social-justice organizer LIsa Fithian about her book Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance, which provides selected reminiscences about her life's work as the basis for insights and suggestions for other activists.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Mon 3/9/2020 6:00 pm

Attention KOOP listeners! Did you know that KOOP is a true cooperative, run primarily by volunteers and supporters? Now is your chance to take a leadership role in the KOOP radio family. We’re calling for Nominations to KOOP’s Board of Directors and Community Council. If you would like to serve the KOOP community in either of these roles, the time to do so is now. Fill out our online nomination form today!

Terms for seats on both bodies last for one or two years. The election will be held in late October. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Mon 3/9/2020 1:30 pm

KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, Mar. 9 at 1:30pm CST / GMT -6. The focus this month is brains … specifically, the brains of veterans and active duty military that have been damaged in wars. Two expert guests join us to discuss aspects ranging from combat helmet design to symptoms that appear long after the traumatic brain injuries themselves. We also welcome an Air Force veteran to share his story of transition from combat medic to starting and running a specialty pharmacy business. Join US Army vet Michael A. Brown and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti and Bob Dailey... Read more

Sat 3/7/2020 9:30 pm

Darkest Before Dawn KOOP returns to Elysium Austin on March 7th for another KOOP Radio Membership Drive Benefit!!!

This time we will be joined by two great Texas bands - Provision from Houston and Lucid Dementia from here in Austin!!! And DJ AsuraSunil & DJV will be spinning the best in Goth, Industrial & Other Related Genres before, between, and after the bands.

KOOP's Spring Membership Drive will be happening from February 28th through... Read more

Fri 3/6/2020 8:30 pm

KOOP presents a warmup to SXSW. Join us March 6th on the patio at Scholz Beer Garten for a night of great performances and introducing Turning Gate for their first show! Other acts as follows:

2069:  https://2069.bandcamp.com/

Exercise: https://exercised.bandcamp.com/

Samson: https://caninehighway.bandcamp.com/

Doors 8:30 | Show 9:00 | $5 | Flyer by Grace Reyer! 

Fri 3/6/2020 1:00 pm

People United features journalist Jessica W. Luther, talking about her book Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape with her colleague and occasional collaborator Dan Solomon.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Wed 3/4/2020 11:30 am

Thank y'all kindly for helping us pick the Spring Membership Drive t-shirt design! In honor of our 25th Anniversary, our listeners voted for their favorite past artwork to make a comeback. Polls have closed and the Tejas Tower design won by a landslide! Our Spring Membership Drive runs through March 8 so now's your chance to become a member of your community radio station!  

Sun 3/1/2020 11:30 pm

KOOP needs YOUR vote! We've excavated our closets to find t-shirts from our 25 years on the air, and we want our members and listeners to choose one design to resurrect for our Spring Membership Drive shirt! Just... Read more