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    Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt

    Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include the Five Canadians (San Antonio), Master’s Apprentices, the Jam, Alice Cooper, the Beat (UK), Malaria!, the Grifters, Sonny and the Sunsets, new or recent music by Freak Genes (UK), Kelley Stoltz (SF), the Shifters (Australia), Palberta (NYC), and Silicone Prairie (KC), as well […]

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    Unsung Civil Rights Martyrs of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

    1968 was a pivotal year for the country as a whole and Memphis in particular. It’s biggest black musical star, Otis Redding, had passed away in December 1967 at age 26. All of the recording studios were reeling from that untimely tragedy. Elsewhere in Memphis, a strike by the city’s sanitation workers continued. The strike […]

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    Austin’s Jeremiah Program Disrupts Intergenerational Poverty

    Through community engagement, education, housing support, and life skills programming, Jeremiah Program disrupts the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children—two generations at a time. Jeremiah Program CEO and President Chastity Lord speaks with In Touch Interviews about the organization’s unapologetic and laser-focused commitment to single-parent women by providing resources, tools, and access […]

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    Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt

    Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include Little Phil & the Nite Shadows, the Mirrors, Chris Stamey, Psycotic Pineapple, the Embarrassment, the Fleshtones, Ladytron, Attic Ted (San Marcos TX), new music by Freak Genes (UK), Kelley Stoltz (SF), Public Body (UK), the Shifters (Australia), Collate (Portland OR), and Silicone Prairie […]

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    808’s and Soulmates: Love Raps for Valentine’s Day

    Tune into Hip Hop Hooray Sunday at 2PM for rap songs about love, relationships, and romance in honor of Valentine’s Day. You’ll hear tracks from Whodini, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common, and many more to set the mood for your chilly afternoon snuggled up with your loved one.

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    Party Stains – A Weekly Update From Stronger Than Dirt

    Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday, 8-10pm) include Billy Nicholls, Shocking Blue, the Berlin Blondes (see promo), Fun Boy Three, the Miracle Workers, Thee Mighty Caesars, Moist Fist (Austin; see pic sleeve of the week), the Oblivians, new music by Freak Genes (UK), Sarcasm (UK), La Femme (France), Kelley Stoltz (SF), […]

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    Homemade Radio Thrives In These Pandemic Times

    Most of us KOOP folks haven’t been inside the KOOP studios in almost a year. But because you and the entire community depend on us, we simply couldn’t let Covid-19 keep us from broadcasting. So we all learned how to do “homemade radio” for you! When the station had to close, the challenges for programmers […]

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    Lunar New Year

    It is said that the Rat is the first of the twelve zodiac animals because he tricked the Ox into carrying him to the Jade Emperor and then jumped off to be the first animal to arrive. It is also why the Ox is the second animal. The year of the Ox starts the Lunar […]

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    World Radio Day

    Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 is World Radio Day! In honor of cultural shifts around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event’s theme this year is “New World, New Radio: Evolution, Innovation, Connection.” KOOP’s Community Council includes World Radio Day in its annual celebration events, which bring awareness to historically and culturally significant dates […]

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    Local Music Review: “Magnolia” by Mr. Hymn

    Mr. Hymn, a project from local multi-instrumentalist Dominic Sena, has recently released the reverb-drenched single, “Magnolia.” Combining elements of dream pop with a classic indie-alternative vibe, the arrangement demonstrates Sena’s influences from artists such as Cate le Bon, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Alex G. Although he has released music under Mr.Hymn since around 2017, this […]