• Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, August 13, 8-10pm) include Bohemian Vendetta, Silver Apples, Jook, Adam and the Ants, Chrome, Au Pairs, Judy’s, Bill Nelson, Stereolab, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Chrome were a rock band from San Francisco whose music combined elements of punk, industrial, and psychedelia. They were active […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/8 @ 6 PM
      Was the Iran Nuclear Deal an Honest Diplomatic Effort or a Diplomatic Ploy? Tonight’s show explores when is foreign policy diplomacy not diplomacy and further explores if diplomacy can instead be a disingenuous attempt pointed more at seeking to deceive the US public into believing we are making a good faith diplomatic effort when in fact we are not but instead are seeking to appear diplomatic […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 8/8 @ 2 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, August 8 at 2:00pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. Big and important stories to report, including the latest news from Congress on a bill to provide care and benefits to veterans suffering from burn pit exposure. You’ll also hear a conversation with a reporter for […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/1 @ 6 PM
      Cuba: Revolutionary Principles & Behavioral Deeds as a Democratic Barometer. On the 69th anniversary of the failed military takeover of the Moncada Military Barracks in the eastern Cuban province of Santiago de Cuba by Fidel Castro and his 26 de Julio revolutionaries, and as we approach Fidel Castro’s 96th birthday, Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) invites listeners to humbly reconsider the pejorative presentation of the Cuban […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/25 @ 6PM
      Col. Richard Black: Syrian US Foreign Policy Lies & Betrayal of 9-11 Families Pt II. The lies and misrepresentations of our media abandoning journalistic responsibility of our democracy continues to create US public ignorance and was indispensable to pave the way for the additional unjust US intervention policies our guest continues to share regarding US Syrian foreign policy since 2011, and before. Tonight, in Part II, […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 23, 8-10pm) include Peter and the Wolves, Pagans, Plastic Bertrand, Chris Spedding, Devo, Mydolls, Quincy, Thee Oh Sees, Ugly Beats, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: OK, so this week’s pick isn’t really about the cover art as much as the 70s cover vibe. Richie […]
    • Bringing Darkness Into Light – Mon, 7/18 @ 6 PM
      Col. Richard Black on Syrian US Foreign Policy Lies & Betrayal of 9-11 Families. The lies and misrepresentations that led us to unjust sanctions and war in Iraq are relatively well known despite the fact they are largely forgotten. They are largely forgotten because of our media complicity in the failure to keep those important lessons in our rearview window. This failure of journalistic responsibility helped […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 16, 8-10pm) include Gene Clark, Anna Karina, Poppy Family, Dickies, Prefects, Pink Section, Supercharger, Raveonettes, Jacuzzi Boys, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Dickies are a long running punk band from southern California, and are known for a speedy, humorous brand of poppy punk. […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/11 @ 6 PM
      Wealth Inequality & 335,000 Preventable US Covid Related Deaths Caused by our Market Driven Healthcare System (REPLAY from 7/4/22) Tonight, we replay our show from last week that did not broadcast correctly last week due to technical difficulties. The show focus is on how and why our healthcare system, a system that was unmasked by its response to the Covid 19 pandemic, demonstrated an inability, related […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 7/11 @ 2 pm
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, July 11 at 2:00pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear from a 69-year-old retired US Army officer who is on the ground in Ukraine helping with explosive ordnance disposal. A guest from the WeTheVeterans organization will tell about their effort to have vets serve […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 9, 8-10pm) include the Easybeats, Michel Polnareff, the Move, Ultravox, Subway Sect, Vapors, Edith Nylon, Suburban Lawns, Jesus and Mary Chain, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Until 1979 Ultravox was fronted by John Foxx and had a punkier sound. […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 7/4 @ 6 PM
      Wealth Inequality and 335,000 Preventable US Covid Related Deaths Caused by our Market Driven Healthcare System. Tonight, our show focus is on our healthcare system, a system that was unmasked by its response to the Covid 19 pandemic. We demonstrate that a substantial component of the disparity between mortality from COVID-19 in the US and other affluent countries is due to our healthcare system and the […]
    • Eat Good Radio – Mon, 7/4 @ 2 PM
      On Eat Good Radio (Mon, 7/4 @ 2PM), guest Daniel Ramirez talks about how food seems to be everything to him but that equitable education is much more important. John and Kendall get advice from Ramirez, a former Austin food writer, on how to be a food judge, what and where Cheeselandia is, and how foods from Daniel’s youth are still with him today. More importantly, […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, July 2, 8-10pm) include Mick Farren and the Deviants, Vibrators, Soft Boys, 20/20, Mo-Dettes, Twinkeyz, Tours, Moskow, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Ludus were a post-punk band from Manchester UK, and were active in the late 70s and early 80s. They […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/27 @ 6 PM
      Seeking a Balanced Understanding of the Unfolding Russia-Ukraine Crisis. Investigative journalist Mike Whitney joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to examine and challenge the dominant narrative of unfolding events in Ukraine. As the G-7 meets this week we will get inundated with how the world must stand up against Russian aggression and get a news presentation of unfolding events in the Russia-Ukraine conflict in the context of […]
    • Local Music Spotlight: The Lonesome Heroes
      The Band: The Lonesome Heroes is a cosmic Americana foursome fronted by lead singer and songwriter Rich Russell. Other members of the band include bassist Brandon Gonzalez, drummer Ben Galloway, and lead guitarist Gary Newcomb (also of seminal Austin band Li’l Cap’n Travis. Other friends and occasional band members come and go, depending on the gig. Rich and Gary have been playing together for over 10 […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, June 25, 8-10pm) include the Kinks, Eternity’s Children, Catapult, Magazine, Only Ones, Family Fodder, Fastbacks, Sheena and the Rokkets, Nots, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: After leaving the Buzzcocks in 1977, Howard Devoto formed Magazine, a band that could better realize his musical vision beyond […]
    • Artists In Residence: Candler Wilkinson Quartet
      I came to Austin for the first time in late August, 1996, at the end of a month-long road trip. We drove all night from Arizona and crashed at a friend’s house in North Campus. I had impressions, but really no idea what Austin was. Friends took us out that night to shows at the Elephant Room, Emo’s, the Continental Club. At the brokedown Split Rail, […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/13 @ 6 pm
      Yemen: A Million Dead in Seven Years of US Supported Saudi led Terror – How Could this Remain Unreported in the US Press for the Entire 7 Years? Dr. Aisha Jumaan MPH, PhD is an epidemiologist with over 30 years of experience in public health, including viral vaccine preventable diseases, cervical and breast cancer research, surveillance, maternal, child health and nutrition, primary health care, and women […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 6/13 @ 2 pm
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, June 13 at 2:00pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear veterans’ news and discussions about the news, including … at long last … Congressional action to make many more veterans eligible for medical and disability benefits for illnesses caused by wartime exposure to toxins. […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, June 11, 8-10pm) include Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Davie Allan and the Arrows, David Bowie, 999, Wire, Martha and the Muffins, Shoes, Guadalcanal Diary, Apples in Stereo, Etienne Charry, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Davie Allan is an American guitarist known mainly for his […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 6/6 @ 6 pm
      How Double-Standards at the UN Combine with Disproportionate Western Influence in World Lending Agencies to Subvert rather than Promote Democracy. Alfred-Maurice de Zayas is a Cuban-born American lawyer and writer, active in the field of human rights and international law joins Bringog Light Intp Drkness to discuss the insights he has developed over the past 40 years of working for the United Nations as an international […]
    • ROCO’s Eat Good Radio Features Influencer Jane Ko
      Eat Good Radio in a monthly feature of Reflections of Community Outreach (ROCO). Tune in on Monday, 6/6 at 2:00 PM to hear from guest Jane Ko on how she came to be an Influencer and what it takes to be a professional Influencer. She also discusses how she has supported the local Food Industry during the pandemic and especially how they both helped Austin during […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, June 4, 8-10pm) include the Motions, Troggs, Bubbles, Rich Kids, Ideal, Killing Joke, Dolly Mixture, Jackie and the Cedrics, New Pornographers, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Killing Joke, an industrial post punk band out of Notting Hill, London, were noted for their dark humor and use […]
    • The One-Seven: Happy Pride
      June is Pride Month here in the States. The mark that queer and trans musical acts have left on the music industry is unmistakable, undeniable, and irreplaceable. This edition of the One-Seven playlist is dedicated to  the LGBTQ+ artists and musical groups with queer/trans members who have called the state of Texas home. Happy Pride everyone! Tip of the hat to Country Queer and Do512. Article […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/30 @ 6PM
      The Character of a Nation is Revealed by those that Fight its Battles. The anniversary month of the Odessa massacre (5/2/14) of 48 peaceful unarmed protestors, revealed the character of a coup government that came to power with US support . Arguably it was US and western intelligence calling the shots regarding the post Ukraine 2014 coup repression which was led by neo nazi militias led […]
    • Each Day I Write
      On Monday, May 30, at 1:30 pm, Reflections Of Community Outreach (ROCO) will feature “Each Day I Write,” recognizing Memorial Day through the perspectives of four poets from four nations. Kaye Abikhaled (Germany), Alex Krysinski (England), Thom Woodruff (Australia) and Ed Seymour (USA) will give a thoughtful perspective on war, declared or not. Only congress has the power to declare war, and they have only done […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, May 28, 8-10pm) include Modern Lovers, Jet, Real Kids, the Fast, Mekons, Bush Tetras, Die Haut, Waitresses, Pets, Nun, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The Odd Numbers were a garage-y pop punk band from San Jose. They had several […]
    • I Feel the Transition
      Well, this is it. After 16 years of bringing the finest and freshest independent Canadian music to Texas on KOOP Radio, we’ve got just one show left before we officially go on hiatus. There’s no more holding back—only the best of the best get featured on a show this momentous. This week, we ride off into the Canadian sunset spinning our favorites by Bass Lions, The […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, May 21, 8-10pm) include Dino, Desi & Billy, Easybeats, Zenda Jacks, Blondie, John Cooper Clarke, Tubeway Army, Simpletones, Polyrock, Supersnazz, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PIC SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Zenda Jacks was the stage name for British singer Suzie McClosky. As Jacks, she pioneered the early disco sound, releasing […]
    • Grow Up and Blow Away
      Could it really be—only two shows left? After 16 years, it almost doesn’t feel real to be calling it quits. Alas, the end is nigh—as are more of our faves from the past decade-and-a-half! This week, we’ve got tracks by Boats!, Bruce Peninsula, Camaromance, Ellevator, Gay Nineties, GRAE, Hollerado, July Talk, The Long Distance Runners, Metric, The Mohawk Lodge, Outer Rooms, The Pack a.d., Paper Lions, […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/16 @ 6 PM
      Scott Ritter Former UN Weapons Inspector Challenges the one-sided Ukraine Narrative Generated by our US government leaders such as Rep Jamie Raskin. We live in a great country that affords us the latitude to pursue understandings of our choice. But our choices are increasingly not our own. Are we so thoroughly indoctrinated, mostly outside of our conscious awareness, to adopt a world perspective that rationalizes the […]
    • Free Samples Broadcasting LIVE Sunday from Madrone Coffee!
      This Sunday (5/15 @ 3:30 PM) Free Samples is broadcasting LIVE and IN PERSON from Madrone Coffee Co. in South Austin! DJ Lippy also collaborated with Madrone to make a bespoke Free Samples Blend of coffee that will be available at the shop. Come on down and get buzzed! Sunday 330pmCT Madrone Coffee Co. 6266 US-290, Austin, TX 78735 Broadcasting live on 91.7fm in Austin and […]
    • Bye Bye Jubilee
      Three shows down, three to go—we’re counting down until May 27, when we wrap it all up and put This Great White North on hiatus. We’ll continue rolling though the hits this week with tracks by Bahamas, The Belle Game, Born Ruffians, Caracol, Danny Michel, Fine Times, HIGHS, Hubert Lenoir, Joel Plaskett, Kalle Mattson, Karkwa, Malajube, Modern Superstitions, Navet Confit, The New Pornographers, NYSSA, Reuben and […]
    • The One Seven: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
      The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction process is now complete. The fan-voting portion of the decision-making process ended with Duran Duran, Eminem, Pat Benatar, Eurythmics, and Dolly Parton receiving the most votes respectively. The Hall recently announced that Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Parton, Lionel Richie, and Carly Simon are the seven acts that will make up the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s […]
    • Looking Back on SXSW: Health in the Music Business
      As a person working in the music business and someone who suffers from health issues, the topic of mental and physical health in the music business is quite important to me. During SXSW I attended several panels on the “Future of Live Music” track, two of which were specifically dedicated to improving our mental health options as musicians and industry professionals. On the Monday of the […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/9 @ 6PM
      Evidence Continues to Mount that the US Public are being Misled into Demonizing Russia as having no Cause for their 2/24/22 Military Response in the Ukraine; True or False? Dr King taught us to try to see the world through the eyes of our adversaries as well as our friends. International Legal Expert Dan Kovalik and investigative journalist Mike Whitney join Bringing Light Into Darkness to […]
    • “Bans Off Our Bodies” (Abortion Rights Rally)
      At 1 pm Friday, People United presents coverage of the abortion-rights rally held at the downtown Federal Courthouse the day after Justice Alito’s draft majority opinion was leaked. The episode features interviews with Diana Gómez of Progress Texas, Amanda Beatriz Williams of the Lilith Fund, and Rosann Mariappuram of Jane’s Due Process, plus speeches by Texas Representative Donna Howard (pictured), Travis County Attorney Delia Garza, and […]
    • This Great White North: Count Down Our Days
      We enter the final month of This Great White North (Fri, 5/6 @ 4:30 PM) continuing our countdown until the end, and the tunes are as stellar as ever. We reach for the stars this week with favorites by Aidan Knight, The Barr Brothers, Casper Skulls, Dan Mangan, The Darcys, Del Barber, The Drew Thomson Foundation, Fake Shark-Real Zombie!, FemBots, The I Spies, Jadea Kelly, Kestrels, […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, May 7, 8-10pm) include the Who, Outsiders, T. Rex, Heavy Metal Kids, Cigarettes, Judy’s, Hentchmen (featuring Jack White), Bomboras, Ladytron, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PIC SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Bomboras (a previous Dusty Diamond band) were a mostly instrumental garage band from Los Angeles that featured equal amounts […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 5/9 @ 1:30 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, May 9 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear veterans’ news and discussions about the news, including about VA benefit scams targeting older veterans and a new $52 million dollar VA grant to help prevent veterans’ suicides. Plus, you’ll hear from the CEO […]
    • International Folk Bazaar: Annual Children’s Special
      On this week’s edition of the International Folk Bazaar (Wed, 5/4 @ noon) Kim will do his annual roundup of selections from the archives of global-rootsy children’s music.
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 5/2 @ 6PM
      In 2014 Was Crimea really Invaded and then Illegally Annexed by Russia? Plus, Minsk Treaty Violations, 14 Thousand civilian deaths & Signs of an Impending Ukraine Slaughter in the Donbass all before the Russian Invasion When you hear someone argue that Russia is unfairly being demonized what examples or proof for such an assertion would constitute that a such a claim might have merit? Tonight’s show […]
    • ROCO’s Eat Good Radio – Mon, 5/2 @ 1:30 PM
      Eat Good Radio (on “Reflections of Community Outreach”) features guest Lesya Milam, who describes founding Gluten Free Banana Bread and the nonprofit Facilitate Stability. Tune in Monday 2 May at 1:30 to hear how Lesya came to America, founded GF Banana Bread just as the lock down began but mostly the story behind Facilitate Stability, a nonprofit established to serve Ukrainians and their families in Central […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 30, 8-10pm) include the Brogues, Lothar and the Hand People, Radio Stars, Shapes, 100 Flowers, Vermillion Sands, Limiñanas, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PIC SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Cristina Monet Zilkha, or simply, Cristina, was known for a sound that mixed a disco-y alt-pop infused with a punk attitude. Her […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/25 @ 6 PM
      A Systemic Racism Primer Pt II on or about the 157th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination; Plus an Important 4/23/22 Ukraine-NATO-Russia War Update In part II of this Systemic Racism Primer presentation we document how racial differences in income and education are important disparities but institutional racism adds much more damage to the psychological and physical health of African Americans. In addition to the quality of life […]
    • Celebrate and Take Action for Earth Day!
      This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in Our Planet.” What is needed is not financial, but a personal investment.  It calls for universal courage, action, and accountability from businesses, governments, and every individual. This action is long overdue, but there is still time to positively change our shared planet.  We must all act together now to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods. Our […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 23, 8-10pm) include the Saints (RIP Chris Bailey), Wayne Fontana, Nina Hagen Band, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Unclaimed, Les Calamités, Vaticans, Peach Kelli Pop, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PIC SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Melody, hailing from Amsterdam, had but two singles to their credit, both in 1977, and […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/18 @ 6 PM
      A Systemic Racism Primer on or about the 157th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination; Plus an Important 4/16/22 Ukraine-NATO-Russia War Update On the 157th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination we review how the nature of systemic racism has reared its head though our history right up until today. We detail how slavery was followed by Reconstruction which was subverted by Jim Crow period that extended through 1964 […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 16, 8-10pm) include Love, Brats, Racey, Jim Carroll Band, Minutemen, Big Black, Muffs, Fresh & Onlys, Wet Leg, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: In 1985 industrial punk rockers Big Black released “Racer-X,” a 12″ EP (mini album?) on Homestead Records. It featured cover art […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/11 @ 6 PM
      International Law Expert Critiques all Countries Involved in the Ukraine Crisis & Suggests it did not Start with the Russian Invasion but with the 2014 Coup International law expert Alfredo de Zayas joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to discuss International Law and ongoing events and the context of those events connected to the Ukraine, NATO, US Russian invasion crisis. De Zayas is a law professor at […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 4/11 @ 1:30 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, April 11 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear veterans’ news and discussions about the news, including about Veterans’ Buddy Check Day, which is April 11th. Plus, you’ll hear from two Veterans’ Service Organizations on their requests to Congress for new legislation to […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 9, 8-10pm) include the Deviants, Ricky Wilde, T-Rex, Split Enz, Spizzenergi, Barracudas, Young Marble Giants, Stereo Total, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Roberto Cacciapaglia, an Italian musician and electronic composer, and Michigan born singer Ann Steel met while she was in Italy on a […]
    • KOOP Does SXSW
      Here’s what we got up to in March: Grateful to Get Back @ Peace House Farm TeXchromosome, Magnolia Roads, and the KOOP Community Council teamed up for this 2-day, 2-stage Music & Art Festival. From the artists’ market of local vendors and advocates for independent female artists to the our Community Council and collective of nonprofits, the weekend was a huge success! Performances by: Heather Bishop, […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 4/4 @ 6 PM
      Dr Charlie Clements – A Journey of Conscience: The Anniversary of Archbishop Romero Assassination, US enabled Death Squads and War Crimes Remembered Dr Charlie Clements was radicalized into a peace justice activist through the lies he saw and was a part of in Viet Nam. On 3/7/1982 he entered FMLN controlled area on Guazapa Volcano El Salvador to provide medicine to peasant campesinos For Charlie best […]
    • ROCO’s Eat Good Radio – Mon, 4/3 @ 1:30 pm
      Eat Good Radio guest Katrina Tolentino, Executive Director of Naturally Austin, shares her love of food, entrepreneurship and philanthropy with Kendall and John. Tune in Monday 4 April at 1:30 to hear this and much more. Each month guests reveal their favorite cheese, and then Undercover Greg tries it out. Katrina chose Midnight Moon, a firm artisanal goat’s milk cheese that is mad. it is from […]
    • “Gang of Four, we are still coming for you”—An Interview with Animals on TV
      Animals on TV are one of the most exciting bands to come up in the Austin music scene recently. They were nominated for best new act at the 2022 Austin Music Awards, and their latest single, “Marianne”, dropped March 17th. They’re a burst of energy and charisma on the stage, with frontman Rob Hogan dancing and contorting to the music like a combination of Mick Jagger […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, April 2, 8-10pm) include Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, Pretty Things, Generation X, Yachts, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, Kraftwerk, Three O’Clock, Woodentops, Sailor Poon, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: In 1968 the Pretty Things recorded their fourth studio album, the ambitious “S.F. Sorrow,” […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/28 @ 6PM
      Secy of State John Kerry 9/3/2013 Deceitful Testimony: Are US Government Foreign Policy Misrepresentations the Rule Rather than the Exception? When introducing his new Environmental Czar, Joe Biden described former Secretary of State John Kerry with a number of accolades including “there is no one I trust more.” On 9/3/2013 John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was arguing for the […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, March 26, 8-10pm) include the Floyd Dakil Combo, the Action, Devo, Wreckless Eric, Monochrome Set, Mission of Burma, Sonic Youth, David Bean, Strange Boys, Protomartyr, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: About the time Nick Lowe was getting started with Rockpile, he wrote and recorded as Terry […]
    • Ukrainian Music on the International Folk Bazaar
      On this week’s edition of the International Folk Bazaar, host Kim Simpson will play some of his favorite roots-oriented tracks with connections to the rich musical terrain of Ukraine. Wednesday, March 23 at noon.
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/20 @ 6PM
      Ukraine, US Foreign Policy ‘Sovereignty Busting’ Methods and Iraq War Crimes Sovereignty is the state of being free from the control or power of another. US citizens are profoundly ignorant of the extent that the sovereignty of other nations are routinely violated as a matter of policy, not aberration, by US foreign policy. We explore the methods used therein to undermine said sovereignty, in service of […]
    • Introducing: The One-Seven, a KOOP Playlist series
      One of the biggest music and film festivals in the U.S., South by Southwest has gathered some of the biggest headliners and up-and-coming artists and filmmakers from around the globe since 1987. 2022’s edition is no exception, and the music side of things is shaping up to be one of the most diverse and eclectic yet. In addition to musical acts coming in from all over […]
    • Stealing Time with Abigail Lapell
      “I feel like I’m a very unintentional songwriter.” This is what Abigail Lapell, a singer-songwriter from Toronto, says when asked about the theme of water that runs through her latest record. “To be honest, it’s pretty rare that I have a clear theme and thing that I’m talking about.” The album, Stolen Time, does have a consistent theme, however, even if Lapell didn’t realize it at […]
    • The Weekly Roundup, SXSW Edition
      Missed your wristband? No worries, KOOP’s got you covered! Here’s a brief guide on where and when to catch a few official artists at unofficial shows happening this week.   Song Exploder Stage INDIE, POP, ROCK 06:30 PM, 03/16/2022, Central Presbyterian Church, FREE (RSVP) Perfume Genius is known for his romantic imagery and doling out topical tunes of struggle, sexuality, disability and domestic violence. Despite these […]
    • SXSW’s Glorious Musical Return
      After 2 long years watching venues shutter and precious, centrally-located lots get gobbled by developers, South By Southwest is homecoming at last. Will SXSW 2022 be the shot in the arm our city and music scene needs? Already the stars seem to be aligning: Austin is back in Stage 2, music wristbands are just $169 for local residents, the ultimate sxsw spreadsheet from the dirty team […]
    • Keeping Austin Weird with Weird Wolves
      Weird Wolves is the perfect name for the Austin duo of Ava Gore and Raphael (Raf) Colantonio. Neither one is an Austin native (but who is these days?), nor are either of them even originally from the US. Colantonio is a Frenchman who moved to Austin back in 2005 to expand his game company Arkane Studios, while Gore came from England by way of Santa Barbara, […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/14 @ 6 PM
      Celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD): The Lives they Save & the Wealth they Create for Others International Women’s Day is celebrated on Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) as homage is paid to women for the oppression, they face in the world well into the 21st century. While wealth inequality & the wealth of colonial powers got a jump start through slavery, today wealth inequality has found […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      This week Stronger Than Dirt celebrates KOOP’s International Women’s Week with two hours of fun-filled female voiced party tunes. Some featured artists include Fancy, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Lene Lovich, Judy Nylon, Bangles, Pandoras, Bobbyteens, Electrelane, Pretty Please, and La Femme, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Electrelane were an indie/alt rock band from Brighton, England, and were active mainly […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 3/14 @ 1:30 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, March 14 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear veterans’ news and discussions about the news, including our guest, Military Times’ Deputy Editor Leo Shane on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case about veterans’ back pay. Millions of vets and potentially […]
    • The Weekly Roundup, 3/7/22
      KOOP Radio Vinyl Night DJ 6 PM, 03/08/2022, Carpenter Hotel, FREE Pull your favorite vinyls off the shelf and bring them out for some play time at our monthly DJ residency in the Carpenter Hotel lobby! Alternatively, browse the Carpenter’s vinyl catalog and select tracks to throw on the table, from there. Snacks and entry are free. More info. The Temptations and The Four Tops R&B […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 3/7 @ 6 PM
      Uniformly Demonizing and Hating Putin distracts us from Important Questions Who Provoked Who? What Motivated Russia to Invade Ukraine? Scott Ritter former Marine intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union, implementing arms control agreements, and served as a Chief Inspector for the United Nations in Iraq and famously warned Iraq had no WMDs returns to Bringing Light Into Darkness along with author and activist […]
    • Eat Good Radio – Mon, 3/7 @ 1:30 PM
      Eat Good Radio guest, Eric de Valpine, Partner, Food Shed Investors, talks about about his multifaceted efforts to bring equity and sustainability to the food industry. Tune in Monday 7 March at 1:30 to hear this and much more. Each month guests reveal their favorite cheese, and then Undercover Greg tries it out. Eric chose Mozzarella. Be a part of the EGR Guest Cheese of the […]
    • Love on the Dole — Texas Psych Spectacular
      Tune in to Love on the Dole tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, March 6th at 4:30 P.M. Central for a very special show chock full of nothing but TEXAS PSYCH! There’s a lot more to psychedelic rock in Texas than just International Artists and the 13th Floor Elevators (though there will be plenty of that as well), so tune in to hear the deep cuts you won’t hear […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      This week’s show will feature some of my favorite tunes, including music by the Strangeloves, Suburban Lawns, Ponys, Hüsker Dü, Victims, Clearlake, the Clash, Long Blondes, Devo, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. This will be the second, and last of two spring membership drive Stronger Than Dirt shows, so please consider showing your support for KOOP 91.7, Austin’s community radio, by making a donation. […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      This week’s show is going to be a Power Pop Party, featuring lots of fun tunes from the classic 70s and 80s power pop era. Some featured artists include the Flamin’ Groovies, Real Kids, Shoes, 20/20, Bangles, the Knack, Vapors, and many more. This will be the first of two spring membership drive Stronger Than Dirt shows, so please consider showing your support for KOOP 91.7, […]
    • The Weekly Roundup, 2/21/22
      Coldtowne at the Cactus COMEDY 8:00 P.M., 2/21/2022, Cactus Cafe, $18 online, $22 at the door Think you could use a good laugh this week? You won’t want to miss this star-studded lineup of Austin comedians, hosted by the Cactus Cafe and presented by Coldtowne Theater, the comedy club located next to the former I Heart Video (RIP). Coldtowne lost its physical space over quarantine but […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 2/21 @ 6 PM
      Guided and Thinking Critically by MLK: We Are all Born with Same Abilities but are They Nourished or Stunted? We are all born with the same abilities at birth. But by race, are we provided with equal opportunity to the economic and psychological environment that nurtures those potentialities or are we subject to an environment that stunts those potentialities? In celebration of Black History Month at […]
    • In Touch Interviews Feature: PelotonU Makes Higher Education Possible for Everyone
      Nonprofit education organization PelotonU dismantles the traditional model of higher education in the United States, which is still and too often conceived of as a path for success for young people getting out of high school. PelotonU Admissions Manager Janet Rodriguez explains how PelotonU increases equity in educational environments by providing support systems for nontraditional students from diverse backgrounds. Rodriguez recognizes that today’s college students have […]
    • Music that Celebrates the Love and Meets You Where You Are in the Hearbreak
      “Music that Celebrates the Love and Meets You Where You Are in the Hearbreak” That’s the tag line for Roses and Thorns, the show produced and hosted on Mondays by Miss Buttercup. I spoke with her on February 14th. Michael A. Brown: Talk about the origin and evolution of Roses and Thorns and Miss Buttercup. Miss Buttercup: I used to make mixed CDs as gifts for […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekend Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, February 19, 8-10pm) include the Royal Pendletons and Exploding Hearts (RIP “King” Louie Bankston), Red Squares, Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Dickies, Nikki Corvette, Squire, Prisoners, Shonen Knife, Hex Dispensers, lots of new music as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Released in 1986, “Sub Pop 100” was Sub Pop’s very first vinyl release. […]
    • The Weekly Roundup, 2/14/21
      Editor’s note: KOOP’s Writing Team proudly presents the first in an ongoing series of weekly event roundups. Stay tuned for more shows, markets, and gatherings. Have an event you’d like to submit for consideration? Send a short description and the appropriate links to writing@koop.org with the subject line “Event Submission”. Texas Performing Arts Presents: Patti LaBelle SOUL 8:00 PM, 02/14/2022, Bass Concert Hall, $49 – $125 […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 2/14 @ 6 PM
      Does Russia or the US led NATO have the upper hand in Ukraine Crisis? (with Scott Ritter) Special Guest Scott Ritter joins Bringing Light Into Darkness. Ritter was born into a military family, is a former US Marine Corps Intelligence Officer whose service over a 20-plus-year career included reaching the rank of Major and doing tours of duty in the former Soviet Union implementing arms control […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 2/14 @ 1:30 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, February 14 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear veterans’ news and discussions about the news, including audio from Jon Stewart advocating for legislation to provide care and benefits to vets exposed to toxins. Also, author Jonathan Katz is with us about his […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, February 12, 8-10pm) include the Bonniwell Music Machine, Troggs, Specials, Lyres, Game Theory, Peter Zaremba’s Love Delegation, Ed Hall, Stereolab, Tweezers, the Mallard, Limiñanas, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Curlee Wurlee are a garage punk band based in Hamburg, Germany, and active since the late 90s. […]
    • Shaleiah Fox is the guest on Eat Good Radio
      Tune in to KOOP’s Reflections Of Community Outreach (ROCO) show this Monday (February 7) at 1:30 PM for this month’s edition of Eat Good Radio. John and Kendall Antonelli speak with guest, Shaleiah Fox, about her work at the Thinkery, Fresh Chefs and other nonprofits. And join the EGR Guest Cheese of the Month Club. Each month guests reveal their favorite cheese, and then Undercover Greg […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 2/7 @ 6 PM
      Bringing Light into the Geopolitical Context of the Ukraine Crisis & Do all Nations Have the Right to National Security? The US borders areas are secure from foreign enemy and missile attacks. Is Russia an aggressor nation or does it seek the national security it feels it is losing? Investigative journalist Mike Whitney joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to reflect on his recent article What Putin […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, February 5, 8-10pm) include Tomorrow, Deviants, Shoes, Oingo Boingo, Girls at Our Best, Three Johns, Passage, Algebra Suicide, Hollows, Ausmuteants, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Deviants were an underground rock band from London, and were founded by journalist and singer Mick Farren. Active mainly in […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/31 @ 6 PM
      Bringing to Light Important Evidence that has been suppressed from US Public Awareness by Mainstream Medias Regarding the Ukaine – NATO – US- Russia Ongoing Crisis We are told that a Russia attack on Ukraine is imminent, and the US is portrayed as simply responding to that imminent attack and is therefore arming Ukraine to the teeth as we move US NATO forces to the European […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 29, 8-10pm) include the La De Das, Lewis & Clarke Expedition (early Michael Martin Murphy), Sparks, Teenage Filmstars, Minutemen, Altered Images, the Fall, Electrelane, Vaticans, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Altered Images were a popular Scottish new wave/post punk band with several hits in the […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/24 @ 6 PM
      Tonight Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) presents the perspective of the Russia, Ukraine-US-NATO conflict that has been intentionally neglected by US media and the US State Department spokespersons. A court case in which only one side has the opportunity to present evidence and make its argument is what leads us into war conflict after war conflict in which only later its criminality is revealed. However, tonight […]
    • Direct from the KOOP Board of Directors, Here’s Amanda Jasso
      Amanda was a KOOP listener for several years but wasn’t involved at the station. Then a couple KOOPers who knew her as a smart and community-oriented person recruited Amanda to run for the Board. She did … and was elected! I spoke with her on Jan. 18. Michael A. Brown: What’s happening on the Board nowadays and what is your role? Amanda Jasso: We are shifting […]
    • International Folk Bazaar – Poe Show
      For the January 19 edition of the International Folk Bazaar (Wednesday at noon), Kim will round up some examples from the surprising array of format-friendly tributes to Edgar Allan Poe. Be a Poe toaster and tune in.
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/17 @ 6 PM
      To Celebrate MLK we are not silent: Does US Militarism & Extreme materialism defines us as the Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today? Special guests Rev Jim Rigby of St Andrew’s Church here in Austin Texas and Reverend Lloyd Griffom of Wharton Texas join Bringing Light Into Darkness to reflect and to share their interpretation of Dr King’s 4/4/1967 speech, Beyond Vietnam. Dr King […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 15, 8-10pm) include the Who, Hello, Blondie, XTC, Skids, Fall of Saigon, Shonen Knife, Primal Scream, the Go! Team, Tom Vek, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Hierophants are an alt wave/post punk band from Geelong, Australia with several releases between 2012 and 2019. Their […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/10 @ 6PM
      Dr Jack Ryan on Afghanistan – Revolutionary Past and 40 Years Since We open the show with a compelling letter and indictment of US and UK persecution of and on behalf of Julian Assange by his mother Christine Assange. Our show focus includes the Afghan revolutionary government that took power in 1978 and the democratic reforms it introduced. A government that was largely overthrown with US […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 1/10 @ 1:30 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, January 10 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear veterans’ news and discussions about the news, including audio from veterans’ advocates and lawmakers at a hearing about correcting outdated and often harmful VA policies. Also, our guest is reporter James R. Webb from […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 8, 8-10pm) include Traffic, Pointed Sticks, Normals, Explosives, Ideal, Dream Syndicate, Martha and the Muffins, Milkshakes, Moles, Mooney Suzuki,  lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Ideal were one of the most popular and successful bands of the German New Wave (Neue Deutsche Welle) scene of the […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 1/3 @ 6 PM
      Afghanistan – US Relations of the Past Four Decades & What the Future Holds -From an Afghani Perspective When it comes to trying to understand Afghanistan and US foreign policy options, we are presented with an ahistorical false dichotomy between supporting or not supporting the Taliban government. Our show details how our foreign policy is what is responsible for the very dilemma we claim to be […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, January 1, 8-10pm) include the Creation, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, Eno, Saints, Gary Valentine, the Jam, Tot Taylor, L7, Polysics, Spits, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: “Chrome, Smoke & Fire” is a two-record collection of hot rod music compiled by American painter and […]