• Lonesome Nights: Black History Month Edition – Wed, 2/22 @ Sahara Lounge

    KOOP has teamed up with Carver Museum ATX & Thundercloud Subs for February’s Lonesome Nights! In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve curated an all-Black, female lineup! For this monthly country night at Sahara Lounge, we’re taking a journey into the world of southern soul with some of Texas’ best. Join us Wednesday, February 22, […]

  • The KOOP Roundup, Week of 2/13/23

    Tuesday, 2.14.23 – 8pm, Heartbyrne, Antone’s $30, Dance/Pop Tribute band Heartbyrne is bringing love to all things Talking Heads this Valentine’s Day at Antone’s Nightclub. With an impressive and sizable dance and instrumental ensemble, coupled with a dead-on David Byrne-esque vocalist, try to avoid burning down the house on the way to this hot ticket […]

  • KOOP’s 28th Birthday Bash with Brownout!

    We’re thrilled to return to Antone’s on Saturday, February 4th, for our 28th Annual Birthday Bash! Local latin funk collective Brownout lead the bill, Hot Texas Swing Band kick us off, and KOOP DJs Melinda Bee (The Africa Express; The Lonesome Stranger) & Vallogallo (Love on the Dole) will be spinning records throughout the night. […]

  • 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


    Thursday, January 5 from 9AM to 12PM, KOOP Radio is partnering with We Are Blood for a blood drive! The bloodmobile will be located in the KOOP parking lot at 3823 Airport Blvd. Lend a helping arm to support your community and save local lives. It is easy; just click here for an appointment online, […]

  • 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 […]