KOOP News Archive

Sun 6/30/2019 12:00 pm

Album: A Saucerful of Secrets | Artist: Pink Floyd | Genre: Rock | Label: Capitol

Pink Floyd were late 60s pioneers of the then-new psychedelic and space-rock sound in London before they became prog/classic-rock stars after their famous Dark Side of the Moon in 1973. This is Floyd's 1968 2nd album (and the first w/o founder Syd Barrett and with then-new guitarist David Gilmour). The band became more exploratory and psychedelic with this album with Roger Waters and new guitarist David Gilmour having to step up to fill the void left by Syd's absence. - Professor Ted (... Read more

Fri 6/28/2019 9:30 pm

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.  On June 28, 1969 there was a raid at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village.  Patrons were fed up with demeaning treatment by the police.  That night the oppressed crowd decided that they were not going to take any more and a riot erupted.   The events of that night led to the first gay pride parades in the US and elsewhere.  In June, 2016 President Obama established the area around the site as the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBT National Park in the United States.  KOOP celebrates this momentous... Read more

Fri 6/28/2019 1:00 pm

People United presents coverage of Austin Pride's 9th annual Stonewall celebration at the Texas Capitol, this time in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic uprising, featuring Micah Andress and Michelle Auwae-Lapilio of Austin Pride; Kelly Klein, Miss Austin Pride 2018; and a multigenerational panel of LGBTQ activists, moderated by Juan Rodriguez of KVUE News, and also including Juan Benitez, Charles Curry, Sheldon Darnell, Toby Johnson, Nico Ramsey, Jessica Soukup, Ash West, Sissi Yado, and KOOP Radio’s own Suzy Shelor.

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Tue 6/25/2019 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas welcomes singer songwriter blues harpist Greg Izor in studio with his new album The Ground right before his relocation from Austin to Spain!  Tuesday,  6/23, 9-11am.

Mon 6/24/2019 12:30 pm

Reflections of Community Outreach, 1:30 to 2:00 PM Monday
Bob will interview Austin City Council Member Jimmy Flannigan.  Various topics, but sure to include the current reality for LGBTQ people in Austin.
Bringing Light Into Darkness, 6:00 to 7:00 PM Monday
"The Significance of Stonewall & the Challenges and Reflections of Being Gay in the US of A" featuring a dialogue with special guest Bob Dailey.
The Community Pilot Show, 1:00 to 2:00 PM Tuesday
Undercover Greg will host Jim Haley and... Read more

Sat 6/22/2019 7:00 pm

KOOP Radio and the Alamo Drafthouse proudly present The Reveleros Saturday, June 22nd at 7pm.  The Reveleros, featuring Kim Simpson, Paul Klemperer, and Chris Dirkx, bring their upbeat, dance-friendly brand of global music to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at Mueller, 1911 Aldrich Street. The specialty bar, Barrel O' Fun, offers live music, craft beers, spirits, DJ sets and more. More information can be found at www.koop.org.

Fri 6/21/2019 6:00 pm

Friday, June 21 - 6 to 11 PM

Join KOOP & Aural Canyon for an intimate evening dedicated to the Summer Solstice. We will have local vendors, live music, and a special "Batch Brewhouse Release & Tasting". All ages & FREE.

Thor & Friends
Heavy Stars
Remember Ecstatic Duo

Local artists and makers include:
Foxtrot Boutique
Justin Rich: www.etsy.com/shop/PiercingSilence
Griff Glass

Artwork by Grace Reyer

Fri 6/21/2019 1:00 pm

People United presents a discussion of gay liberation in the context of various social movements since the 1960s, featuring Allen Young, a contributor to the Liberation News Service, who later joined the Gay Liberation Front; Mary Bock, an Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin; Thorne Dreyer, not just the host of KOOP's own Rag Radio, but also the founding co-editor of The Rag and eventually the editor of The Rag Blog; and poet, playwright and... Read more

Sat 6/15/2019 8:30 pm

Austin Artists features Ann Graham, Executive Director of Texans for the Arts for a Q2 update on funding for the Arts, Arts Advocacy, challenges, accomplishments and work ahead. Monday, 6/17 at 1 PM.

Sat 6/15/2019 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Austin's own Darin and Trish Murphy. Darin is Austin's Swiss Army knife in the music community. He's an actor, a drummer, a singer, a songwriter, a band member, a guitar player, and a Beatles EXPERT. Trish is his equally gifted sister, a wonderful all-around artist, and both are members of the great band Skyrocket! It's gonna be a blast as they perform live the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, June 15th.

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Savannah Red and  Bobby Bridger can still be accessed (as all KOOP... Read more