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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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    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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    SEX AT KOOP. And Now That You’re Interested…

    Liz Ross hosts The Sex Ed Show, serves on KOOP’s Board of Directors, and is involved with the effort to enhance the station’s News/Public Affairs (N/PA) programming. We spoke on April 28. Michael A. Brown: How did you and KOOP originally get together and what sorts of things were you involved in early-on? Liz Ross: […]

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    Music Video Premiere: “Smashed to Pieces” by Marry Cherry

    “There is a lack of the kind of music we like in the scene.  I just want to make fresh, chaotic soundscapes of straightforward, noisey rock.” – Adam  MARRY CHERRY is a new rock sound from the Austin underground.  They were founded by Adam Schnitzer (songwriting/vocals/guitar) and Stevie Trudell (drums) who began recording the first […]

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    “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 […]

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    KOOP’s High Mogul of Community Involvement – Chris Zozaski

    Long-time KOOPer Chris Zozaski has done it all … almost 500 shows, training, and in recent years, lots of volunteer projects in the Austin community. I spoke with him on March 15. Michael A. Brown: Tell us about your history with KOOP. Chris Zozaski: I think 2010 was when I joined the station … with […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    The Spring Membership Drive Gifts Are Here!

    What better way to let people know that YOU are KOOP with one of these fantastic gifts: a Who Is KOOP T-shirt, a royal purple embroidered KOOP hat, and a messenger bag big enough to carry your favorite vinyl everywhere you go. Let us know YOU are KOOP and donate now!