• The KOOP Roundup, Week of 3/6/23

    Tuesday, 3.7.23 – 7pm, Cro-Mag’s w/ Ringworm, NO/MAS, Brat, The Lost Well, $22, Punk/Metal Sleep in and grab your earplugs for a late and loud Tuesday night. One of the forerunners of the hardcore punk/thrash metal fusion, Cro-Mag’s will be descending upon Austin alongside THREE other thrash outfits. Having been on the scene since 1986, […]

  • 2023 Spring Membership Drive Update

    There are just three days left in our Spring Membership Drive, so there’s still time to show your support for KOOP Radio and all the great independent programming we know you love! And we would love to thank you for your donation with one of our thank-you gifts! Just hit that donate button in the top […]

  • The Art Spark Texas Radio Hour With April Sullivan and Friends

    April produces and co-hosts the show, along with Celia Hughes (seated), the Executive Director of Art Spark Texas. April and I spoke on February 23. Michael A. Brown: Tell us about your history at KOOP and the evolution of The Art Spark Texas Radio Hour. April Sullivan: I had lived in Austin for two years […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 2/20/23

    Monday, 2.20.23 – 8:30pm, Church on Monday & Michael Hale Trio, Continental Gallery, $5, Jazz/Soul This Monday night, consider swinging by the Gallery for a classic Austin residency. Playing Blue Note style jazz for over a decade now, the Church on Monday has never failed to deliver. Stick around for a deep soul experience brought […]

  • Grab the Limited KOOP Hoodie before Jan 31st!

    2022 may be over, but you can still pick up this limited edition KOOP hoodie for a donation of $50 or more. Support community radio and be ready for whatever the temperature Texas (or wherever you are) throws at you! We’ve extended the deadline to January 31st, so hit that donate button and show your […]

  • Since KOOP First Went On the Air, Charlie Martin Has Been Here

    Charlie is a former programmer who currently handles the station’s bookkeeping and data management. We spoke on January 18. Michael A. Brown: What was KOOP like in the early years? Charlie Martin: In November of ‘94, I found an announcement in the Austin Chronicle that a cooperative radio station was about to launch and was […]

  • This Month KOOP Celebrates the Legacy of Martin Luther King and National Religious Freedom Day

    This month KOOP Radio observes both Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and National Religious Freedom Day. America will honor Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of fighting for individual freedoms. He spoke these powerful words during the March for Integrated Schools, 1959 : “Make a career out of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for […]

  • Vinyl Night @ Carpenter Coffee Bar – 2nd Fridays

    Each month in the Carpenter Coffee Bar- come out with your own records or peruse the Carpenter’s selection for Vinyl Night with From 6 – 8 PM, with drinks and snacks from Carpenter Coffee Bar. Free to all! Upcoming dates: 1/13 with Arturo of Crate Digger’s Gold

  • KOOP Honors Outstanding Volunteers

    December 17th marked KOOP’s 28th year on the airwaves, and we celebrated by inducting the first of our Honorary Members. Honorary Membership allows us to acknowledge and honor outstanding service to KOOP Radio, either through exemplary programming or through their service to the station. We are pleased to grant this designation to the following volunteers […]

  • 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 […]