• Posted on Apr 18, 2021

    Hooray for Hip Hop Hooray and KOOP

    In 2006, hip hop music already was a global phenomenon but was under-represented on Austin radio stations. That was the chief reason KOOP programmer Leah Manners proposed Hip Hop Hooray: “There was one local hip hop show and it was a public affairs show with more interviews than music. But the city needed hip hop […]

  • Posted on Apr 17, 2021

    KOOP Celebrates Earth Day

    Each year KOOP turns to our volunteers and members to decide on which historic or culturally relevant events to name as Celebration Events. Earth Day has been one of these events for seven years. This year the theme of World Earth Day is Restore Our Earth. This involves three days of Climate Action, April 20-22.  […]

  • Posted on Apr 16, 2021

    Q&A: Daydreaming with Sasha and the Valentines

    Austin-based band Sasha and the Valentines has been busy lately: making limited edition cassette tapes, playing virtual shows for SXSW and their label’s one-year anniversary alike, and preparing for the release of their debut album So You Think You Found Love? on April 16th. Comprised of Sarah Addi on vocals and keys, Alex Whitelaw on […]

  • Posted on Apr 05, 2021

    Reimagining Public Safety Task Force: Virtual Community Listening Session – Sat, 4/10 at 11 a.m.

    How do you want public safety to show up for you and your family in your time of need? Austin’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force wants to hear your experiences and ideas as it develops recommendations to transform our community’s public safety resources. Find out how to join the Task Force virtual listening session on […]

  • Posted on Apr 02, 2021

    Paying Attention to – and Now Broadcasting About – Civil Rights

    Bob Dailey was in high school during the 1960s civil rights era. He says he certainly was “aware of the issues, but it wasn’t until later in my life that I realized their enormous significance, especially regarding racial justice.” Now retired after a long business career, Bob joined KOOP as a volunteer in 2017 and […]

  • Posted on Apr 02, 2021

    Spring Membership Drive Thank You Gifts

      We think our special thank you gifts this drive are the best yet (we may be a little biased). We’ll have socks, a mug, and the tried & true t-shirt, this edition designed locally by Land. Stay tuned for our sock artwork… $10/mo or $60 one-time :: Socks $15/mo or $80 one-time :: T-Shirt […]

  • Posted on Apr 01, 2021

    Local Music Review: Dorio’s Robot Friends

    Earlier this month, Dorio, a songwriting project by Austin musician Chad Doriocourt, released the sometimes light and bouncy, sometimes experimental EP Dorio’s Robot Friends. The first track immediately grabs your attention with its danceable bass lines and catchy vocal melodies. The lyrics echo our need for connection within our digital lives with the chorus “I’ve […]

  • Posted on Mar 22, 2021

    A Woman to Celebrate: Kamala Harris

    While sexism is still widespread in the modern world, it is important to look back and celebrate how far we have come. This March, one of the major milestones to celebrate is having a woman in the White House. For over 200 years, since George Washington took his oath of office in 1789, all of […]

  • Posted on Mar 16, 2021

    Local Music Review: “Far Away and Near” by Shinglers

    Cosmic country is alive and well with Shinglers carrying the torch into 2021 with the quartet’s debut single, “Far Away and Near” out now on Bandcamp. Checking all of the boxes for a classic honky-tonk tune, it’s got well-crafted lyrics, a chorus perfect for drunkenly singing along to, and (this is important) the accompanying lap […]

  • Posted on Mar 10, 2021

    COVID-19 Update

    Wear a Mask: The Texas Governor is allowing all businesses to open at 100% capacity starting March 10, 2021. The CDC continues to recommend that neighbors use PPE in public spaces and avoid gathering in groups with people outside our homes when we can. Get Free Food: The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) is hosting […]