KOOP News Archive

Fri 2/27/2015 1:00 pm

People United talks about the 2015 WE Con Austin, the second annual Women's Empowerment Conference being held March 7th and 8th on the Eastview campus of Austin Community College, with three of its youth participants, Smrithi Mahadevan, Kavya Ramamoorthy and Priya Ramamoorthy, as well as with Carrie Tilton-Jones of the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, which organized the conference.

Thu 2/26/2015 9:00 am

Black History Month observed on the Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree Thursday, February 28, 9-11 am. African-American artists singing country and country artists doing blues and R & B songs.

Mon 2/23/2015 12:00 pm

George Harrison would have turned 72 this week, so Off the Beatle Path will remember his music with our special guest, Ky Hote, who will be hosting a Harrison Tribute concert this week in Elgin.  Tune in to KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 12-1pm, Monday, February 23rd

Mon 2/23/2015 9:00 am

Join us MONDAY, Feb. 23 at 9am on KOOP 91.7FM or online at koop.org!

We'll have a super-special edition of Rancho Alegre, paying tribute to El Mero Mero Si Señor Ruben Naranjo. 

We'll have the voices of 25 different Tejano and Conjunto artists remembering the Alice, TX native in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday. 

This is a first for Tejano radio, and you'll hear artists like Mingo Saldivar, Little Joe, David Lee Garza, Roberto Pulido, Ramon Ayala, Fito Olivares, and more pay tribute to the man known as "El Clark Gable Mexicano... Read more

Sat 2/21/2015 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes one of Austin's finest singer/songwriters, Steve Carter! Aside from being a fine solo artist, Steve also has a number of other musical incarnations, including western swing, country, and reggae.  We'll hear them all, and he'll perform live with us the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, February 21st

Fri 2/20/2015 4:30 pm

… Well, not literally.

This week on This Great White North, a listener request leads us to unintentionally assemble a playlist of mostly-morbid tracks.

We've got brand new and yet-to-be-released tracks by CTZNSHP, Del Bel, Gay Nineties, Shred Kelly, and Thomas D’Arcy. Friday’s playlist will also feature music by The Acorn, All of Your Friends, Balacade, Carbon Dating Service, Constantines, Del Barber, The Details, Express and Company, Hey Rosetta, Hot Panda, King Cobb Steelie, Stars, The Wooden Sky, and The Zolas.

We’ll cover the latest Canadian announcements about... Read more

Fri 2/20/2015 2:00 pm

Noted media critic and author Robert McChesney is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio, Friday, Feb. 20, 2-3 p.m. Bob, who founded the important media reform group, Free Press, will discuss his new book, Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy. Bob was also our guest on Rag Radio in February 2011. Listen to the podcast of that show here.

Tue 2/17/2015 11:00 am

Dark End of the StreetMardi Gras Special on Mardi Gras Day. Tom Ashburn welcomes Tom Mahnke for one hour crammed with Crescent City classics.

Tue 2/17/2015 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas hosts a live performance by Wood & Wire with their new cd The Coast , Ameripolitan Music Awards nominees Carolyn Martin and Kristyn Harris prior to ceremony , Bill Hearne calls in cd All That's Real plus Joe King Carrasco's single "Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas Don't... Read more

Sat 2/14/2015 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes legendary blues man, Omar Dykes! Omar and the Howlers has always been the most authentic of Texas blues bands, and now Omar himself will bring his growling vocals and bluesy guitar to our airwaves, performing the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and  koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, February 14th