• 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 […]

  • Check out this drive’s thank you gifts – The Texas Survival Kit!

    It’s fall membership drive and that means we’ve got some great thank-you gifts for our supporters. Check out the fantastic t-shirt design from volunteer Kayla Dockery, a sunshade to get you through Second Summer and a cooler tote that holds up to 30 cans or whatever else you’d like to keep cool, like your great […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • R.I.P John Aielli

    Safe travels to John Aielli, who passed away this weekend at the age of 76. A pillar of the Austin radio community for over 50 years, John brought his unique style to our mornings and was an inspiration to many KOOP programmers. His presence will be missed.

  • Lonesome Nights – Wed, 7/27 – 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. Our 5th edition features live music from Guma, Dan & Christy Foster, and Sarah Barlow plus DJ Jammertime Jeremiah. […]

  • If It Involves Volunteers, John Hardberger Does It

    John is KOOP’s Volunteer Coordinator. He also hosts Voyager every week and, once a month, Lonesome Stranger. We spoke on July 12. Michael A. Brown: Tell us about your background and how it helped prepare you for your job at KOOP. John Hardberger: I’ve always been a big music fan and a big radio fan. […]

  • 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 […]

  • On the Air and Off, Michelle Manning-Scott Serves the KOOP Community

    Michelle arrived in Austin in 2018 and quickly found her way to KOOP, where she says she can exercise her passions for media production and social justice. We spoke on June 15. Michael A. Brown: How did you first encounter KOOP? Michelle Manning-Scott: I found out about KOOP in 2011 because Robert Sims’ wife was […]

  • 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 […]