KOOP News Archive

Mon 5/25/2015 9:00 am

Join Piper on Monday May 25th for a special edition of Rancho Alegre. She'll be talking with mega-talented special guests Felipe Borrero and Fred Soto of Austin's very own Big Band Tejano.

We'll be talking about their current projects and more than likely a little Tejano past, present, and future. We'll also play Big Band Tejano's new material, along with classic Orquesta-style Tejano the entire hour. 

This show is a must-listen if you love the... Read more

Sat 5/23/2015 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes one of Austin's most beloved guitarists and singer/songwriters, Jeff Plankenhorn! Jeff works a lot with the Resentments, Joe Ely, the Purgatory Players, and so many others, and he also has a stellar solo career. He'll perform live with us the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, May 23rd

Fri 5/22/2015 1:00 pm

People United speaks with Smadar Lavie about her book Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture.

Thu 5/21/2015 9:00 am

Tripleheader on Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree, 9-11 am Thursday. Live rockabilly performance by Ruby Dee and The Snake Handlers; Al Dressen presents plaque to Rod Moag; radio debut of new CD by Hot Texas Swing Band.

Mon 5/18/2015 1:30 pm

Reflections of Community Outreach, ROCO, is proud to host Linda Phan, Executive Director of the Asian Family Support Services of Austin, AFSSA.  She will explain why such an ethnically specific organization is necessary in Austin and how it is working to promote healthy, abuse-free Asian communities in Central TX.

We will also welcome Julie Smith of Leadership Austin to shed some light on a new program designed to get into our community and identify issues and possible solutions through small conversational groups across Austin.... Read more

Mon 5/18/2015 1:00 pm

Tune in KOOP's Austin Artists show for a converstion with Dr. James Bruseth, Arcaeological Director for the Texas Historical Commission about De LaSalles's supply ship, and last hope for survival, La Belle.  Dr. Bruseth will describe the find, the excavation, the preservation and La Belle's permanent place at the Bullock Museum.  Monday 1:00 - 1:30 PM CST

Sun 5/17/2015 3:30 pm

On Sunday's show Free Samples be traveling to the beautiful borough of BROOKLYN!

All BK related songs and artists including Digable Planets, Roy Ayers, Mos Def & Talieb Kweli. And, a big batch of tracks by Brooklyn's own Biggie Smalls!

Tune in Sunday at 3:30pm.

Fri 5/15/2015 1:00 pm

People United features Laila Al-Marayati (pictured) and Cate Malek on life in Gaza and the West Bank.

Thu 5/14/2015 9:00 am

Special tribute at the passing of the Dean Of Texas Fiddlers Johnny Gimble, May 9 2015. Grammy winning recordings, historical recordings, Nashville and Texas tracks, even unreleased recordings on the Country, Swing, and Rockabilly Jamboree, Thursday 9-11 am, host Rod Moag gives remembrances of his association with Johnny in the recording studio, in jam sessions, on the air, etc.

Tue 5/12/2015 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas remembers Johnny Gimble with guests Bill Hearne, Al Dressen who also talks up this weekends Annual Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame Show & Dance in San Marcos, Kaz Kazanoff brings his new cd The Texas Horns Blues Gotta Holda Me plus radio debut songs from newly discovered Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys LP Let's Play, Boys! released by OKPOP. Tuesday, 5/12, 9-11a.m.