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Mon 3/27/2017 9:00 am

Join Rancho Alegre Radio on KOOP for part 2 of our interview with the legendary Johnny Hernandez.

We caught up with Johnny before his event with the Tejano Music Alliance of Texas at the Onion Creek Ballroom back in December 2016 and recorded an incredible in-depth interview with a man who has seen just about everything in his 50-plus years in the business. 

In this interview, we cover his life and career, beginning with his time with brothers Rocky and Joe in Little Joe and the Latinaires and later Little Joe y La Familia and his solo career as well. His career also just... Read more

Sun 3/26/2017 3:30 pm

On Sunday's show, we'll celebrate the work of the singular talent that was Gil Scott-Heron. Songs and samples abound, including some Anderson .Paak heat on his collaboration project, NxWorries.

Sat 3/25/2017 4:00 pm

Join Piper LeMoine of Rancho Alegre on Saturday March 25th as she subs on a special edition of KOOP Radio's "The Girlie Show" program. 

Keeping with The Girlie Show's format of female voices, we'll be doing a special Tejano & Conjunto edition of the show AND we'll also have a studio full of female Tejano and Conjunto artists!

Unless something comes up, we're looking forward to having Tejano artists Devin Banda, Nikki Lopez, B Santa Ana, Irma Chavez and Laura Ann of La Distancia, Erika Santana of Cañonazo, Mia Music and Sylvia Donley in the studio, and maybe even a few... Read more

Sat 3/25/2017 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes a lovely couple with rock and roll hearts, Danny B Harvey and Annie Marie Lewis! There's some real rockabilly history with these two fine artists, as Danny's made music with everyone from Nancy Sinatra to Lemmy from Motorhead, and both have worked plenty with Annie's mom, Linda Gail Lewis and Annie's uncle, Jerry Lee Lewis! They'll perform their own great music live with us the whole hour on KOOP, 91.7 FM and ... Read more

Fri 3/24/2017 2:00 pm
Eddie Wilson and Jesse Sublett join Thorne Dreyer to discuss their much-anticipated soon-to-be-released book, Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir. Wilson founded -- with a small cohort -- the legendary Austin music venue that gave birth to the cosmic cowboy and brought fame to the lowly armadillo. Armadillo World Headquarters would become arguably the most important rock and roll hall in the country and it helped birth the Austin music scene. Joining Wilson in telling this incredible tale is writer-musician Jesse... Read more
Fri 3/24/2017 1:00 pm

People United speaks with Palestinian-rights advocates Mohammed Nabulsi, Moneta Prince and Chuck Vorspan about the movement calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel (BDS) as well as about legislative efforts, including a bill in the 85th Texas Legislature, to undercut it.

Mon 3/20/2017 1:30 pm

Listen in for our quarterly partnership with Recognize Good as we recognize the good of a local non-profit. On Monday, March 20th your 3rd Monday of the Month ROCO host April Sullivan will be talking to Joel Coffman from Recognize Good and featuring Sandra Molinari and Amanda Lewis from SAFE Austin to learn about the merger between SafePlace and Austin Children's Shelter.  Tune in from 1:30-2:00 pm to Reflections of Community Outreach!

Mon 3/20/2017 9:00 am

Join Rancho Alegre Radio on KOOP for part 1 of our interview with the legendary Johnny Hernandez.

We caught up with Johnny before his event with the Tejano Music Alliance of Texas at the Onion Creek Ballroom back in December 2016 and recorded an incredible in-depth interview with a man who has seen just about everything in his 50-plus years in the business. 

In this interview, we cover his life and career, beginning with his time with brothers Rocky and Joe in Little Joe and the Latinaires and later Little Joe y La Familia and his solo career as well. His career also just... Read more

Fri 3/17/2017 12:00 pm

Two days of music, fun, food and performances FREE to the Austin Community at Kenny Dorham's Backyard, Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 from noon to midnite. Roots, rock, reggae, hip hop and more with famed and upcoming artists from near and far. 

For details and lineup - visit http://www.communityunityevents.com

Thu 3/16/2017 9:45 am

Many thanks to The Academy of Western Artists for awarding KOOP the award for Radio Station of the Year! Volunteer programmers Rod Moag (Country, Swing and Rockabilly Jamboree) and Mark Rashap (Another Bottle Down) traveled to Fort Worth to accept the award on the station's behalf. 

According to Rod and Mark, it was a large gathering of people from all over the country, with many awards given out in non-music categories like saddlemaker of the year, engraver of the year, bootmaker of the year, etc. in addition to musical categories like Western Swing, Pure Country and Western Music... Read more

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