• 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 […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/27 @ 6PM
      Is Russia Being the Aggressor or the Enemy of the Aggressor? US foreign policy since the turn of the century is reviewed. The reemergence of neo-Nazism in a European post WWII government is a result of a US enabled coup in Ukraine. Meanwhile our foreign policy outcome completely reversed the fortunes of Libyans and has brought back slavery to Libya post 2011. When you combine preinvasion […]
    • Interview With the Host of In Touch Interviews
      KOOP’s Lynn Cowles has been producing weekly public affairs interview shows from home. Soon she will join the Reflections of Community Outreach (ROCO) programming rotation and broadcast monthly. I spoke with her on December 16. Michael A. Brown: How did you and KOOP first get together? Lynn Cowles: Through Penny Jo Pullus, who also is a KOOP volunteer. She and I have worked on non-profit projects […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      This week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, December 25, 8-10pm) will be my annual “Non Christmas Christmas Special,” and will feature two hours of non Christmas party tunes, including songs by Lulu, Mud, Pere Ubu, Nikki and the Corvettes, the Clean, Bongos, Night Kings, Prissteens, Ladytron, Giuda, as well as lots of new music, and the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Henriette Coulouvrat is a […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/20 @ 6 PM
      Russia – US National Security Interest Double Standards and Aggression Claims With special guest and author Dr David Gibbs, Professor of History at the University of Arizona. When it comes to US foreign policy concerns about Ukraine and Russian foreign policy all we get is our US government perspective which has a long and documented history of lying and/or misleading the US public into conflict after […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      This week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, December 18, 8-10pm) will be my annual “Best Of” show, and will feature some of my favorite tunes released in 2021, including songs by local Austin area bands, Exercise, Living Pins, Mal Thursday Quintet, and Attic Ted. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Leopardo are a contemporary Swiss (Fribourg) alt rock band who incorporate elements of pop and psychedelia into their music. […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/13 @ 6 PM
      Honduran Elections & Human Rights Under US Friendly Governments Since 2009 & Whether Summit for Democracy is a Summit for Hypocrisy With special guest Simon Elliot with the Center for Policy Research: His research interests include social movements, elections, and US intervention in Latin America. He holds both a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish and an M.P.A from Clark University. Our show focus is on […]
    • Boots on the Air – Mon, 12/13 @ 1:30 PM
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, December 13 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, our special guest Austin Housing Authority’s Mike Gerber on new funding to help veterans experiencing homelessness, plus the voices of veterans themselves who went on a recent […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, December 4, 8-10pm) include the Silence (pre John’s Children), Hollywood Brats, Satan’s Rats, Buzzcocks, Chrisma, John Otway, Original Sins, Kelley Stoltz, Melenas, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Human Hands are a rock band based in Los Angeles who started in the early 80s as a […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 12/6 @ 6pm
      Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt IV of IV This is part IV of a four-part series of shows entitled Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse, and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, with guest host and moderator Patricia Bucko. The focus of tonight’s show is a return to alcohol related issues […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, December 4, 8-10pm) include the Sonics, XTC, Bruce Wooley and the Camera Club, Love Batery, Kelley Stoltz, Jacuzzi Boys, some German new wave, funky Euro party rock, Beijing psych, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Nicky Bulldog was an Italian band (most likely studio concocted) that […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/29 @ 6 PM
      Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt III Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt III This is part III of a series of shows entitled Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse, and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body. The focus of tonight’s […]
    • Jamaican Gold DJ Art Baker’s 23rd Anniversary – Sunday, 11/28 @ 12-2pm
      Close out the holiday weekend with KOOP as Jamaican Gold’s Art Baker celebrates his 23rd Anniversary on the air this Sunday. While squeezing over two decades of favorites into two hours is effectively impossible, Art assures us it will be immensely entertaining to hear him make the attempt.
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 27, 8-10pm) include the Boomtown Rats, Adam and the Ants, Bush Tetras, Fast Cars, Shivvers, Mudhoney, April March, Limiñanas, Hammered Satin, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Mudhoney, an alt rock band from Seattle, were one of the early bands on Sub Pop Records in the […]
    • On and Off the Air With Versatile KOOPer Melinda Belles
      Long-time KOOPer Melinda Belles had a big smile on her face when the station reopened. She currently broadcasts live as part of the Lonesome Stranger crew and with her own show, The Africa Express. I spoke with her on November 17. Michael A. Brown: In the show description for Lonesome Stranger at the KOOP web site, it says you “grew up with Hee Haw, 1970’s AM […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Monday, 11/22 @ 6PM
      Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body, Pt II This is part II of a series of shows entitled Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use & Misuse, and the Magical Host the Human Brain & Body. What you will discover if you tune into Bringing Light Into Darkness this Monday 1/22/21 at 6pm CST at koop.org – 1. […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update from Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 20, 8-10pm) include Bubble Puppy, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Chrome, the Fall, Young Marble Giants, Thee Headcoatees, My Bloody Valentine, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Deerhoof, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: “Subterranean Modern” was a compilation of four notable late 70s underground […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/15 @ 6 PM
      How We are Blinded from the History of the Oppressive Nature of ‘Free Trade’ Democracy implies equal access to material success where success, as a head of household, is defined as providing a decent quality of life for your family. If you work hard enough measurable success and a decent quality of life will be yours. There is no reason that all families and their head […]
    • Celebrate Dan Penn’s 80th Birthday!
      Join the party as we look at singer, songwriter, producer Dan Penn. While James Brown is undisputed Soul Brother #1, a strong case can be made that Dan Penn is Soul Brother #2. The show will feature recordings by Dan, and many of the artists who made his songs stone classics including Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, & the Box Tops. Tue 11/16 @ 11 […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 6, 8-10pm) include the Zipps, Billy Nichols, Hector, Nuns, the Next (Austin), Ultravox, Cristina, Bill Nelson’s Red Noise, Meat Puppets, Dum Dum Girls, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: The Meat Puppets were one of several notable bands on the influential independent record label SST. The […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/8 @ 6PM
      Our Addictive Culture, Chemical Use and Misuse and the Magical Host, the Human Brain and Body Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) has done a couple of shows over the last 18 years on the air that are connected to addiction and substance/chemical use misuse health issues. However, our interest here is to pivot to a series of shows we will be producing around a topic we […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, November 6, 8-10pm) include Neil Ford and the Fanatics, Zakary Thaks, Eyes, Television, Jet, Pere Ubu, Wire, Plastic Idols, Kleenex, Stereolab, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Delta were an art wave band from Austin that had but one release, a 1981 single on Classified Records. It […]
    • Boots on the Air
      KOOP’s series Boots On The Air continues Monday, November 8 at 1:30pm Central / GMT -6. Join US Army vets Michael A. Brown and Perry Jefferies, and KOOP’s Greg Ciotti for our special Veterans’ Day Edition! You’ll hear veterans’ news, plus US Navy veteran President John F. Kennedy. You’ll hear about a British family of veterans going back to World War One and continuing to this […]
    • Bringing Light Into Darkness – Mon, 11/1 @ 6PM
      The Cost of US Wars vs. Their Profits We are reminded time and time again how we cannot burden future generations with debts for massive social and infrastructure improvement plans. Yet a huge portion of our national debt comes from the cost of war in the form of compensating our troops for psychological and physical injuries since 9/11 ‘War on Terror’ and increasing US Pentagon military […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 30, 8-10pm) include Judy Carne, Lemming (see pic sleeve), Dickies, Tubeway Army, Honey Bane, Thee Mighty Caesars, Kelley Stoltz, M.O.T.O., Cheveu, Maxines, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: This week’s pic sleeve is another time capsule nugget from the 70s. Lemming were a Dutch band that […]
    • Is US Drone Warfare an Illegal & Immoral Extension of a Bellicose US Foreign Policy that Demands Ethical Accountability? – BLID – Mon, 10/25 @ 6 PM
      Our guest Nick Mottern is a Vietnam veteran and has worked as a reporter, researcher, writer, and political organizer over the last 30 years. He manages a website devoted to education and organizing to stop drone warfare and surveillance www.KnowDrones.com. He was director of the 2012 national ‘Know Drones Tour’ and was an organizer of the 2013 April Days of Action and 2014 Spring Days of […]
    • Meet KOOP’s Mr. ROCO – Greg Ciotti
      The programming cooperative called Reflections of Community Outreach (ROCO) is a mainstay of KOOP’s news / public affairs offerings. Greg Ciotti administers the cooperative and participates in some of its shows. I spoke with him on October 14. Michael A. Brown: You have produced and are still producing shows of your own and you also participate in other ROCO shows including mine. Tell us about the […]
    • Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt
      Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, October 23, 8-10pm) include Big Boy Pete, Misunderstood, Joe “King” Carrasco and the Crowns, Wipers, Edith Nylon, Trio, Dukes of Stratosphear, Makers, Cobra Killer, lots of new music, as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Meat Joy were a mid 80s indie post punk band from Austin who emphasized art and improvisation […]
    • A Beautiful Buzz at the Austin International Art Fair
      A hard seltzer in my hand, harpist’s notes dancing in the air, and a literal world of art to explore – life was good on Labor Day at the Austin International Art Fair. Abundant with a plethora of diverse pieces from thirty-two artists representing fifteen different countries, I was fortunate to behold the universality of our world’s need for artistic expression. At times I was almost […]