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Fri 1/12/2018 1:00 pm

People United features the second in a two-part episode with Fred L. McGhee on his book The Black Crop: Slavery and Slave Trading in Nineteenth Century Texas.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Wed 1/10/2018 3:15 pm

“Thanks for all the great music. It really is therapy.” When I first read this note from a very loyal donor, I thought, “How nice, we all need a little therapy once in a while!” But the more I got to know this wonderful woman, the better I understood what she was saying.

Maida has what she calls a “36 hour a day” job. You see, she is the primary caregiver to her sweet husband Jody. So when she says the music she hears on KOOP Radio is therapeutic, she truly means it. She tries to take a break during her favorite morning programs, so she can indulge in the healing properties of... Read more

Tue 1/9/2018 10:45 am


Favorite music releases in no particular order, unless otherwise noted

The Swinger - Bangers & Mush
1. The Rolling Stones - On Air: Live From the BBC 1963-65 (Abkco/BBC)
2. The Yardbirds - Live at the BBC ( Repertoire)
3. Chris Farlowe - Live at the BBC ( Repertoire)
4. James Royal - Call My Name: Selected Recordings 1964-70 (RPM)
5. The Ravens - Ravensize Session: The Pre-Kinks Regent Studio Demos (R&B Records)
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Mon 1/8/2018 3:45 pm

By Martha Louise Hunter

Katie Vitale has been host of Issues for Your Tissues since 2006 and is the current KOOP Board of Directors President.

Did you have any previous radio experience, or has KOOP been a new journey for you?

A wholly new journey. Nowhere else would I have been able to walk in with no experience, get trained, pitch a show... Read more

Mon 1/8/2018 1:30 pm

KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, January 8 at 1:30pm CDT (1330 hrs). The January theme is Scams Run on Veterans and How to Not Be a Victim. Our guests know all about scams and will offer guidance against them and how to recover if you do get scammed.

If you are a US military veteran, this program is for you. Join former Army First Sergeant Perry Jefferies, former Army Specialist 4 Michael A. Brown, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for veterans news and good conversations with people and organizations dedicated to veterans’ well-being. Tune to 91.7 FM in Austin, worldwide at ... Read more

Sun 1/7/2018 3:30 pm

Mark Rashap's KOOP radio show "Another Bottle Down" won the Austin Food & Wine Alliance's honorable mention at its annual awards ceremony on February 7. Every year, the Alliance recognizes Austin culinary innovators and donates to local food businesses and non-profits.

"Another Bottle Down" airs at 1 p.m. Tuesdays on 91.7 FM.

Fri 1/5/2018 1:00 pm

People United features the first in a two-part episode with Fred L. McGhee on his book The Black Crop: Slavery and Slave Trading in Nineteenth Century Texas.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Tue 1/2/2018 11:15 am

The results are in for KOOP's Silver Mic Awards! This is an annual honor bestowed upon KOOP programmers by their peers, making it extra special.  

Best News & Public Affairs Program:  Mark Rashap, "Another Bottle Down"

Best Music Program: Leah Manners, "Hip Hop Hooray; Jay Robillard, "The Lounge Show"

Keeping Austin Angry:  Chris Zozaski, "The Last Roundup"         

Best Fake News:  Felix Roberts (aka T.J. Masters), "TRUTH Radio Hour" (on the Community Pilot Show)

Best... Read more

Mon 1/1/2018 8:45 pm

KOOP Radio is happy to announce the new Spring 2018 t-shirt design! It will be available in men's sizes small to x-tra large in midnight blue with silver print.

Sun 12/31/2017 11:30 am

As part of the Community Council's efforts to promote Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity on behalf of KOOP Radio throughout the KOOP community, the following 2017 Annual Monthly Celebration Calendar events is as follows. The list below includes the name of the liaison responsible for organizing KOOP's participation in each event. You can contact them for more information using the Community Council ... Read more