• Dot Matrix Curates “Atmospheric, Feel-Good Dance Grooves”

    Dot Matrix hosts The Girlie Show, a weekly broadcast dedicated to the voices of female-identifying artists from Austin and around the world. We spoke on November 17. Michael A. Brown: Talk about your history with KOOP and The Girlie Show. Dot Matrix: I started listening to KOOP in 2009, began volunteering in 2013, and debuted […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 11/21

    Monday Night Jazz | 6pm & 9pm, Monday, 11/21 | Elephant Room | No Cover | Jazz The sounds of local jazz are alive and well in the basement that makes up this great club. This Austinite jazz revue, with an early and late show of your choosing, makes for a great way to unwind […]

  • The KOOP Roundup Returns

    Hamell on Trial | 8pm, Tuesday, 11/08 | Antone’s | $15 | Punk/Spoken Word Former Austin resident Ed Hamell brings to the stage his own one of a kind blend of aggression, humor, passion and politics. Described as “anti-folk”, Hamell strums tight and loud on his acoustic guitar. Like the Velvet Underground crossed with Bill […]

  • Register to Vote With KOOP and Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches!

    Tuesday, October 11th is the last day to register to vote in November’s elections, and we’re setting up all day with Ground Game Texas at Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches to get folks registered! VDRs will be there from 8 AM, and starting at 5 PM KOOP DJs Scott Gardner (Stronger Than Dirt), ValloGallo (Love […]

  • The SIMS Foundation Celebrates World Mental Health Day October 10

    The Austin Artists Show recently featured Patsy Dolan, Executive Director of the SIMS Foundation, which is based here in Austin. The following is an excerpt of their interview. Q: Musicians in Austin are certainly familiar with the SIMS Foundation, but for those who are not: can you tell us a little bit about its history? […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.