• Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, December 10, 8-10pm) include the Mojo Men, Del Shannon, Crushed Butler, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Hubble Bubble, Tubeway Army, Kiling Joke, Nervebreakers, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Panasonics were a 90s instrumental band based in London and fronted by the Japanese guitarist Mr. Pan […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/5 @ 6 PM
      How does this War end? Examining Propaganda Present & Past that hide the Geopolitical underpinnings of The Ukraine War: Tonight’s show questions elements of a dominant US foreign Policy narrative that is misleading the majority population here in the US once again with our mainstream media once again failing its mandate to fully inform. It happened in Viet Nam, in Afghanistan, in Libya and Syria. It […]
    • Demi the Daredevil
      Joining host Stefny! at the Disco this Friday on The Emo Diaries is @demithedaredevil! His new EP “My Purgatorium” drops the same day, so they’ll be chatting about that, as well as some of his friends and influences. Listen this Friday 12/2 at 4:30pm on 91.7fm or stream online at KOOP.org.
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, December 3, 8-10pm) include Giant Crab, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger, Iron Virgin, Johnny Thunders, Explosives, Skids, Teardrop Explodes, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, Headcoatees, Lost Sounds, Habibi, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Raul’s was the first and most celebrated punk club in Austin in the […]
    • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/28
      11/30: KOOP and Thundercloud Subs presents: Lonesome Nights – 7 pm, Sahara Lounge, No Cover. Country KOOP’s monthly country night is back once again! Come experience the cowboy blues as you enjoy live tunes and great records spun by the Lonesome Strangers DJs and friends. 12/1: Zapata – 10 pm, C-Boy’s, $8 Blues Rock Master rhythm guitarist for modern blues icon Gary Clark Jr, Zapata brings […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/28 @ 6 PM
      Supporting Women and Free Trade: ‘Free Trade’ vs ‘Fair Trade’: How the Wealth of Nations is Appropriated through ‘Free Trade’ driven Foreign Policies Tonight’s show unveils an important indictment of the historical methods of accumulation of the gross wealth of Western nations and US Foreign Policy, by pursuing and documenting: 1. What is the difference between Free Trade & Fair Trade and how does it impact […]
    • Lonesome Nights – Wed, 11/30 @ Sahara Lounge
      KOOP Radio, Thundercloud Subs & The Lonesome Stranger present Lonesome Nights, a monthly country night at Sahara Lounge. Join us every last Wednesday for live tunes & records spun by The Lonesome Stranger DJs & friends. This November we’re joined by Sarah Barlow and the Heat, Larry Decaf’s Slow Pony and Clayton England. $5 :: 21+ :: Records at 7
    • Dot Matrix Curates “Atmospheric, Feel-Good Dance Grooves”
      Dot Matrix hosts The Girlie Show, a weekly broadcast dedicated to the voices of female-identifying artists from Austin and around the world. We spoke on November 17. Michael A. Brown: Talk about your history with KOOP and The Girlie Show. Dot Matrix: I started listening to KOOP in 2009, began volunteering in 2013, and debuted The Girlie Show in 2015. I had been working in the […]
    • Jamaican Gold’s Art Baker celebrates 24 years at KOOP – Sunday, 11/27 @ 12pm
      The Thanksgiving tradition unlike any other continues, as Jamaican Gold host Art Baker digs out longtime favorites to close out the holiday weekend for his yearly Anniversary Show. Sunday, 11/27 @ 12 PM.
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 26, 8-10pm) include the Strawberry Alarm Clock, Ohio Express, Please, Bonnie St. Claire, Buzzcocks, Public Image Ltd. (RIP Keith Levene), Virna Lindt, Fall-Outs, Pulses, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Pulses were a garage punk band from Seattle, and were active in the early […]
    • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/21
      Monday Night Jazz | 6pm & 9pm, Monday, 11/21 | Elephant Room | No Cover | Jazz The sounds of local jazz are alive and well in the basement that makes up this great club. This Austinite jazz revue, with an early and late show of your choosing, makes for a great way to unwind and take in some great musicianship at the start of your […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/21 @ 6 PM
      Updates from the Front by Scott Ritter: Ukraine, a Sacrificial Lamb of US Foreign Policy, or an Unprovoked Victim of Russian Aggression? Our Introduction provides data that support the concerns and claims that as a result of a US enabled 2014 coup not only did the first European government since WWII come to power with a cabinet full of neo Nazi ideologues but that among the […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 19, 8-10pm) include the Cherry Slush, Merrell Fankhauser and HMS Bounty, Vibrators, Tony Koklin, Young Marble Giants, Scientists, Hickoids, Puffy AmiYumi, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Hickoids are an Austin-based cow-punk band who early on earned a reputation for crazy ass live shows. […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/14 @ 6pm
      Legs of the Chair that Support the Egregious Wealth Disparity that Undermines both our Democracy and Democratic Aspirations Tonight, we blend a number of instructive themes from previous Bringing Light Into Darkness investigative journalistic presentations we have presented over the years. Who benefits from War? Our discussion includes the revolving door of Generals and Pentagon officials that sit on defense contracting boards and are paid handsomely. […]
    • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/14
      Hard Proof | 10pm, Monday, 11/14 | C-Boy’s | $10 | Jazz/Funk Afrobeat afficionatos through and through, Hard Proof brings a long-honed sound and style to C-Boy’s Monday night. Rightfully earning its place next to the other premier horn sections found around town, they’re twice as good live as they are on record. A tight, cohesive ensemble that brings forth a groove that will for sure […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 11/14 @ 2pm
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, November 14 at 2:00pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear lots of veterans’ news, plus relevant and timely conversations with two guests … Military Times’ Meghann Myers about supposed military “wokeness” keeping would-be recruits away, and with the Washington Post’s Alex Horton about an […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 12, 8-10pm) include the Troggs, Nikki and the Corvettes, Tubeway Army, Insect Surfers, Robyn Hitchcock, Prisoners, Shitbirds, Ponys, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Shitbirds were a garage rock band from Los Angeles that included April March (real name Elinor Blake) on lead vocals. […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/7 @ 6 pm
      The Brazilian Election of Lula and the Return of Regional Integration Tonight, Dr Guillaume Long joins Bringing Light Into Darkness. Guillaume is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) who prior to joining CEPR, held several cabinet positions in the government of Ecuador, under President Rafael Correa, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Culture, and Minister of Knowledge and Human […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 5, 8-10pm) include Tomorrow, Halfnelson (Sparks), Iggy and the Stooges, XTC, Salford Jets, Revillos, Primal Scream, Rogers Sisters, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: After reforming in 1972, the Stooges, under the moniker Iggy and the Stooges, recorded their third full-length album “Raw Power.” It was […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness
      Being Acculturated to Hate Russia & Why we Should Question Everything our Government & MSM tell us About Ukraine Crisis Tonight, investigative journalist and geopolitical scholar Mike Whitney joins Bringing Light Into Darkness as we examine contradictions in US government and Mainstream Media (MSM) misrepresentations in their framing of the unfolding US-NATO-Russia- Ukraine military crisis Show Outline: BLID addresses and/or explicates the following: 1. We show […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness
      Gaming our Healthcare System by Ripping of the US Public Tonight, our guest Dr James G. Kahn, emeritus professor of health policy, University of California San Francisco & leading researcher in the cost and effectiveness of health intervention programs, and in US health care financing reform joins Show Outline: our guest addresses and/or explicates the following: Medicare, a medical insurance program for people over 65  and […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 22, 8-10pm) include Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Boys, DMZ, Go-Go’s, The Normal, Honey Bane, Delinquents, Speedies, Dwarves, Embrooks, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Die Haut (German for ‘the skin”) were a Berlin based post-punk and post-rock band that were active in the 80s and 90s. The […]
    • Meet KOOP Programmer and FCC Reporting Guy – John Hoffner
      John Hoffner started at KOOP in 2007. Nowadays, he and his co-hosts present The Austin Common Radio Hour. We spoke on October 14. Michael A. Brown: Talk about the background and evolution of your show, The Austin Common Radio Hour. John Hoffner: My interest in radio started when I was a kid in New Jersey. My mom listened to WBAI in New York, one of the […]
    • Bringing Light and Lifting the Fog of US Propaganda with Scott Ritter
      Tonight, our guest Scott Ritter returns to Bringing Light Into Darkness to discuss a host of connected themes regarding historical context and unfolding conditions in the US led Ukraine-Russia NATO conflict. William Scott Ritter a former US Marine Corps intelligence who served with the UN implementing arms control treaties and with General Norman Schwarzkopf in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Ritter oversaw […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 15, 8-10pm) include the Mojo Men, Jacques Dutronc, Magazine, Department S, Martha and the Muffins, F-Systems, Apples in Stereo, ’68 Comeback, Oblivians, Cobra Killer, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Teenage Filmstars were a British band that formed during the height of the late […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 10/10 @ 2 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, October 10 at 2:00pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. You’ll hear four “good news” stories about veterans benefits and health care, an update on Vet the Vote’s efforts to recruit veterans as polling place workers for next month’s elections, plus an extended report about VA’s […]
    • Announcing a New Award Plaque for the KOOP Lobby
      KOOP’s program Boots On the Air has received the Texas Veterans Commission’s Excellence in Media Award in the Radio category. TVC cited the Sept. 2021 Boots story about how the American departure from Afghanistan was affecting veterans who served there and what the Department of Veterans Affairs and veteran service organizations were doing to help them. Boots On the Air co-hosts Michael A. Brown, Perry Jefferies […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 8, 8-10pm) include the Easybeats, Soul Survivors, Sweet, Wazmo Nariz, Holly and the Italians, Television Personalities, Flashing Lights, Giuda, Limiñanas, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: This week’s pick has little to do with cover art, and everything to do with 70s Euro glam aesthetic. Perhaps […]
    • KOOP Elections
      Attention KOOP listeners! Did you know that KOOP is a true cooperative, run primarily by volunteers and supporters? Now is your chance to take a leadership role in the KOOP radio family. We’re calling for Nominations to KOOP’s Board of Directors and Community Council. If you would like to serve the KOOP community in either of these roles, the time to do so is now. Fill […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 10/3 @ 6 PM
      Bringing Light and Lifting the Fog of Propaganda with Mike Whitney Tonight, our guest Mike Whitney joins Bringing Light Into Darkness to discuss a host of connected themes regarding unfolding conditions in the US led Ukraine-Russia NATO conflict. Whitney is a renowned geopolitical and social analyst based in Washington State. He initiated his career as an independent citizen-journalist in 2002 with a commitment to honest journalism, […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 1, 8-10pm) include Spirit, Ohio Express, Bay City Rollers, Planet Gong, Incredible Kidda Band, Wire, Scientists, Malaria!, Rheingold, Stereo Total, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: The Scientists are a rock band from Australia that started out in the late 70s as a melodic punk […]
    • Artists and Musicians on Display for Penny Jo’s Shows
      Penny Jo Pullus began her KOOP tenure in 2018. She now hosts the Austin Artists Show and TeXchromosome. We spoke on September 21. Michael A. Brown: Tell us about what you’ve done at the station in your four years and about your two current programs. Penny Jo Pullus: My first show was TeXchromosome Radio, which features only international independent female artists. The goal is to create […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 9/26 @ 6 pm
      Ukraine Referenda: Seeing through the Fog of Propaganda: (to air 9/26/22) Tonight, our guest Dan Kovalik joins Bringing Light Into Darkness on the eve of the referenda to join Russia that are being voted on between 9/23 and 9/27/22 in the Ukraine eastern oblasts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Dan Kovalik graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1993 and is an American human […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, September 24, 8-10pm) include the Seeds, Giant Crab, Hector, Lene Lovich, Units, Robyn Hitchcock, Fleshtones, Didjits, Lolita No. 18, Enon, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Lolita No. 18 are a pioneering all female Japanese punk band. They formed in 1989 and have released several albums […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 9/19 @ 6 PM
      US Wealth Inequality is Driving US Foreign Policy & Media Bias: Ukraine from a Russian Perspective Recently I came across an important 2021 article which speaks to a common theme of Bringing Light Into Darkness, namely the gross levels of wealth inequality we have in the US. According to a 2021 op-ed written by Bernie Sanders and published in the Guardian, over the past 40 years […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      For this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, September 17, 8-10pm), the second and last weekend of KOOP’s fall membership drive, I will be spinning lots of my favorite tunes. Some featured artists will include the Carrie Nations, Archies, Suzi Quatro, New York Dolls, The beat (US), Judy’s, Soft Boys, Polyrock, Embarrassment, Dukes of Stratosphear, and many more. Please consider showing your support by making a pledge […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 9/12 @ 2PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, September 12 at 2:00pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti. Four big and important stories from Veterans Affairs to report, and three terrific guests … Daniele Anderson from the Black Veterans Project on the new legislative season in Congress, Jim Bracken from the Texas Veterans Commission […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      This week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, September 10, 8-10pm) will showcase many of my favorite tunes from 1982. Some featured artists will include the Bangles, Big Boys, Bongos, Flipper, Fun Boy Three, Go-Go’s, Nina Hagen, Pylon, Replacements, Three O’Clock, and many more. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Flipper were an 80s noise punk band from San Francisco that influenced later bands such as the Melvins and […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 9/5 @ 6PM
      Debunking Russia – Ukraine Unproven Allegations with Scott Ritter Scott Ritter former United Nations weapons inspector that correctly challenged the mainstream media narrative that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) well ahead of our illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003. The mainstream media (MSM) lies that took us to the Iraq War have been repeated time and time again and led us to allow […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, September 3, 8-10pm) include Freddie and the Dreamers, Troggs, Screemer, Heavy Metal Kids, Pete Holly and the Looks, Whirlywirld, Chrisma, Sheena and the Rokkets, Taxi Girl, Les Bellas, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Terminal Mind were an underground rock band associated with the late 70s […]
    • Movies On KOOP? You Bet! Just Ask Robert Sims
      Robert Sims is a top-flight radio guy who uses our medium to enlighten listeners about other media here in Austin … film, books about film, video, festivals, etc. We spoke on August 26. Michael A. Brown: Talk about the history and evolution of your show, Lights, Camera, Austin. Robert Sims: I have a background in writing about film going back to the 1980s, and later doing […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/29 @ 6 PM
      Women in Afghanistan One-Year After the US Military Withdrawal and the US led Economic War that Continues According to the Costs of War website, between September 2021, and the 2001 US initiation of military actions, about 243,000 have been killed in the Afghanistan/Pakistan warzone with more than 70,000 Afghan and Pakistani civilians are estimated to have died as a direct result of the war. AFollowing this […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, August 27, 8-10pm) include One in a Million, Liz Brady, Units, Squeeze, Prisoners, Angry Samoans, Teengenerate, KaitO, Long Blondes, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Coop (real name Chris Cooper) makes his second appearance as cover artist of the week. His cover for Teengenerate’s “Sex Cow” […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/22 @ 6PM
      Julian Assange: If WikiLeaks had Revealed the War Horrors of a US Adversary Would Assange be a Hero and Not a Criminal? Julian Assange Australian born editor, publisher, and activist founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it published, along with its mainstream media partners, a series of leaks provided by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning and they were picked […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, August 20, 8-10pm) include the 13th Floor Elevators, Billy Nicholls, Eno, XTC, Surf Punks, Los Microwaves, Vibrators, D-Day, Der Plan, Clinic, Lover!, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. COVER ART OF THE WEEK: Guy Juke (real name William De White) is a graphic artist and musician based in Austin. He is […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 8/15 @ 6PM
      Why Should we Believe the Dominant Narratives of the Russian – Ukraine Military Conflict? (with special guest Scott Ritter) Trying to get at the truth of unfolding events in world news such as Ukraine, is like eating at a buffet. Every position is presented with equal gusto regardless of the fact that all versions cannot possibly be true because so many directly contradict each other. Remember […]
    • 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, […]