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    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 […]

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    Meet KOOP’s Renaissance Man

    For as long as I’ve been writing these features, Kim Simpson is the guy who makes them actually show up at the KOOP website. And he does much more for our radio station and beyond. We spoke on May 16. Michael A. Brown: Take us through your history with KOOP … what sorts of things […]

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    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 […]

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    Local Carpenters’ Union Fights for Fair Compensation at Austin City Hall

    In the KOOP Community Council’s continued celebration of international labor rights and labor organizers for May Day 2022, we’re sharing this local news about the Central South Carpenters Regional Council’s April 12, 2022 press conference at Austin City Hall. The Tax Fraud Day of Action press conference brought awareness to the issue that current labor […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Carrie Clark’s B-Day Party

    Come celebrate the birthday of Austin musician and friend of KOOP, Carrie Clark, this Saturday, May 14 from 7-10pm at Bobo’s Snack Bar. DJ Scott Gardner from KOOP’s Stronger Than Dirt will be providing the party tunes. Bobo’s is located at 3850 Airport Blvd (across the street from the KOOP studios).

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    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, […]

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    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 […]