• News and EventsSep 07, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Governor Extends State Disaster Declaration: On September 7, Greg Abbott extended the state disaster declaration in order to continue using state emergency funds for COVID-19 relief. Abbott asks all Texans “to take precautionary steps to protect [public] health by wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitizing their hands.” School Bus Hot Spots: AISD is expanding the […]

  • News and EventsSep 05, 2020

    Music Video Premiere: “Buried in the Sand” by Sheverb

    This past February, Sheverb set out to do something extraordinary. For one month, the tribe dropped out of the daily grind in Austin, TX to live together in Bombay Beach, a semi-abandoned seaside resort town in the Southern California desert. Once there, they built a pop-up studio in an old barn, wrote a full-length album, […]

  • News and EventsSep 04, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt @ 8pm, Sat. Sep 5

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s show include Red Crayola (Houston), Soft Machine, Giorgio, The Quick, Replacements, Edith Nylon, A-Frames, Limiñanas, and new music by the Melenas (Spain), Germ House (Rhode Island), and Kay Odyssey (Austin), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt be your Saturday night quarantine party soundtrack!

  • News and EventsSep 04, 2020

    In Touch Interviews: Austin LGBTQ Organizations

    LezBInTouch A celebration of Dykes by people who love Dykes. Founders Beth Schindler, Lex Vaughn, and Anita Obasi talk about the Instagram account, Dykes You Should Know, they started to celebrate amazing Dykes, whether they’re famous the world over or famous among their friends, families, and communities. Contributors with or without digital media skills can […]

  • News and EventsAug 31, 2020

    Sheverb on Darkside Daddy + Music Video Premiere – Saturday, September 5

    Darkside Daddy welcomes Sheverb to the program Saturday afternoon followed by the premiere of the music video for “Buried in the Sand” back here on koop.org

  • News and EventsAug 31, 2020

    Civil Rights and Wrongs – Tuesday, September 1

    This week on Civil Rights and Wrongs we consider the possible formation of a second school district for Austin. Roxanne Evans, who chronicled the de-segregation, then the de facto re-segregation of AISD in the 1980s for the Austin American-Statesman, discusses a plan to move schools in East Austin into a separate district. Roxanne heads the […]

  • News and EventsAug 31, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    A new federal policy for Lost Wage Assistance provides $300 weekly in addition to regular unemployment benefits. To qualify, recipients must receive at least $100 in regular unemployment benefits per week. Future funding may be available, but the program currently extends through August. If you have unemployment benefits questions, use the chat function on the […]

  • News and EventsAug 27, 2020

    Stronger Than Dirt – Saturday, August 29 @ 10 PM

    Featured artists on this Saturday’s Stronger Than Dirt include the Heartbreakers and Waldos (RIP Walter Lure), Faine Jade, Suzi Quatro, Ultravox!, 20/20, Only Ones, Powersnatch (Austin), Deadites (Austin), Fresh & Onlys, and new music by the Melenas (Spain), Chats (Australia), and Public Practice (NYC), as well as the weekly Dusty Diamond. Let Stronger Than Dirt […]

  • News and EventsAug 26, 2020

    DJ Lippy Livestream – Thursday, August 27 @ 7 PM

    KOOP DJ Night returns in virtual form with DJ Lippy of Free Samples! Tune in to our home page at 7 PM on Thursday for a live all-vinyl set of hip-hop, funk, soul & more. Artwork by Sean Redmond

  • News and EventsAug 26, 2020

    Duet singing extravaganza! – Sun, 8/30 @ 10 PM

    Strictly Bluegrass on Sunday morning, August 30, will feature two hours of great duet singing, mostly in the bluegrass style, but some old time and early country recordings, as well. Join host Gary Mortensen as he plays recordings by the Stanley Brothers, Hazel and Alice, the Delmore Brothers, Dale Ann Bradley and Tina Adair, and […]