• Program HighlightsJun 23, 2020

    Civil Rights and Wrongs, Tuesday, June 23

    Our guest will be Michael Barajas, staff writer for the Texas Observer.  Michael covers civil rights issues in general, but lately has been focusing on Texas prisons.  We will discuss Texas prisons during the time of COVID-19.  We’ll also hear about visitation policies and how some family members lose their visitation rights arbitrarily, and in many […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 22, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    City of Austin COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise, and the state is reporting higher numbers than at any previous point during the pandemic. The Austin/Travis County stay-at-home order extends to August 15, 2020, and Austin Public Health increased the Risk-Based Guidelines for Staying Safe to Stage 4. At this stage, residents with underlying health […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 19, 2020

    In Memory of Matthew Walcutt

    Matthew Child Walcutt was a long-time supporter of KOOP Radio. His family has established a Memorial Fund in his name to celebrate his life and benefit KOOP, the community radio station that he loved and supported for many years. “Matthew had a way of starting a conversation with anyone and diving into information, be it […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 18, 2020


    This month is KOOP Radio’s Juneteenth Celebration Event Month: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 17, 2020

    This Friday 1 pm on People United

    This Friday’s People United features sociologist and former journalist Natalie Byfield on her book Savage Portrayals: Race, Media and the Central Park Jogger Story. Friday June 19th at 1pm Central

  • Program HighlightsJun 17, 2020

    This Week on Lights Camera Austin

    During this week’s Lights Camera Austin, host Robert Sims talks with Texas native and Austin Film Society grant recipient Channing Godfrey Peoples about her Juneteenth-themed mother-daughter drama MISS JUNETEENTH (available digitally June 19th) while KNIVES OUT costar Noah Segan discusses making his directorial debut with his segment M.I.S.T.E.R. for the Austin-produced horror-comedy anthology SCARE PACKAGE (available June […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 15, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 cases in Travis County are rising following the business and park openings in late May. Austin Public Health guidelines recommend that residents stay at home unless completing essential tasks or doing essential work. For questions or comments about Travis County’s stay-at-home order, listeners can call 512-974-2000. The City of Austin Economic Development Department is […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 15, 2020

    Special Edition of Off Stage and On The Air

    This week’s edition of Off Stage and On The Air is a panel discussion of Black Theatre Artists talking about Blackness in Austin Theatre…. The show is moderated by Indiia Wilmot (Actor) and the panel includes Michelle Alexander (Actor/Playwright), Florinda Bryant (Actor/Playwright/Producer) Matrex Kilgore (Director/Actor/Producer), Marcus McQuirter, (Department Chair, ACC school of Drama), Marc Pouhé […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 08, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Demonstrations in support of racial justice and against police violence continued over the past weekend. Austin Public Health officials recommend that all participants of weekend or weekday demonstrations get COVID-19 tests by signing up at covid19.austintexas.gov or by calling 512-972-5560. The State of Texas offers limited guidance to Texans who are considering returning to work, gathering […]

  • Program HighlightsJun 03, 2020

    Share the 4th With America’s Band

    Saturday at 2 pm, The Darkside Daddy will be spinning sides from those Hitmakers from Hawthorne CA, The Beach Boys. There will be a (nearly) solid hour of Originals, Covers and Solo Project Cuts about romance, riding big waves, crusin’ the highways and generally havin’ fun, fun, fun in the warmth of the California sun.