KOOP News Archive

Mon 6/8/2015 7:00 pm

Tune in to Guitar Picks as we honor guitarist and inventor Les Paul for his 100 birthday anniversary. We'll hear tracks from his 70 year guitar playing career including Les with his Trio, Bing Crosby, Mary Ford, Al DiMeola, Chet Atkins, and many more. Join us for Guitar Picks, Monday June 08, streaming only on KOOP.org

Mon 6/8/2015 1:00 pm

A special one hour show, combining Austin Artists and Reflections Of Community Outreach, ROCO, will feature the Art of the Pan with a live performance by students of the Austin Community Steelband, ACS.  We will aslo hear a solo performance by Steelband Director, Cecil Francis, a Captain of the legendary Desperados.  With a mission of public service to the Austin community ACS passes on the history and tradition of this unique twentieth century instrumnet, born out of oppression, by sharing the joys of steelpan... Read more

Mon 6/8/2015 9:00 am

Join Rancho Alegre Monday June 8th at 9:00 AM for a LIVE exclusive interview with the one and only Marcelo Gauna. 

We'll get to know the man himself, talk about his decades-long career as one of the most versatile accordionists around, and of course, play some of his music.

Marcelo Gauna Monday June 8th

Sun 6/7/2015 3:30 pm

It's been one whole year since Free Samples took over the 3:30 Sunday slot, so let's have an anniversary party! We'll spin songs and samples all about the number "one", including tracks by The Meters, Amerie, Barry White and "One Mic" by Nas! Join the party this Sunday at 3:30pm.


Fri 6/5/2015 1:00 pm

People United features investigative journalist Eric Schlosser on his book Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.

Tue 6/2/2015 9:00 am

Under the X in Texas welcomes from Virginia singer songwriter John Lilly in studio picking a few songs  before his performance at The Kerrville Folk Festival.  Tuesday, 6/2, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mon 6/1/2015 1:30 pm

Reflections of Community Outreach, ROCO, welcomes Austin Music People, AMP, Executive Director Jennifer Houlihan for a discussion of how it will take a collaborative village to keep Austin the live music capital of the world.  AMP is an unprecedented alliance that exists to strengthen the music sector for the ongoing  benefit of the regional economy.  Monday 1 June from 1:30 to 2:00 PM CST

Mon 6/1/2015 1:00 pm

This week KOOP's Austin Artists brings together different creative expression from around the US and world that have found their way to Austin.  Shahrzad Khorsandi of Ravaan Persian Dance Company is a pioneer and visionary of Persian dance technique and author of one of the first books to codify this technique.  Shahrzad will explain contemporary Persian ballet and the Persian aesthetics of the "body line."  Our next guest, Mark Johnson, will discuss his work which is focused on text, letters and sculptural components.  He will also introduce us to his... Read more

Mon 6/1/2015 10:00 am

Join A Blues Groove for its maiden broadcast with blues historian National Resonator Guitarist Steve James before his performance at Kerrville Folk Festival.  Monday 6/1, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mon 6/1/2015 9:00 am

Interview with Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era Musical

On Monday, June 1 at 9AM, tune in to Rancho Alegre on KOOP for an special interview with conjunto legend Ruben Garza and his new group, Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era Musical.

By now, Conjunto fans all over the world know that Gilberto Garcia and his former Los Dos Gilbertos bandmates have parted ways. 

Last Saturday, before the rains came, we headed down to Bosmans in San... Read more