• News and EventsJul 14, 2020

    Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Annniversay

    Throughout July, KOOP Radio is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the landmark passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act (or, the ADA). The law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities, in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communication, and access to federal, state, and local programs and services. The ADA ensures that people with special needs have […]

  • News and EventsJul 13, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    • Austin Public Health has opened three neighborhood free testing sites for walk-in COVID-19 testing. They will serve historically underserved neighborhoods that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. These sites are the Southeast Branch Library, the Little Walnut Creek Branch Library, and Givens Park. Unlike main APH drive-thru testing site, these neighborhood testing sites do […]

  • News and EventsJul 07, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Starting July 3 and with few exceptions, Texans must wear face coverings or masks when outside of their homes, including in offices, stores, and public or private buildings. The order from the Governor’s office prohibits gatherings with over ten people in them. Violations are criminal offenses, but you do not need to call 9-1-1 to […]

  • News and EventsJul 07, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing at a level that alarms Austin Public Health officials, and the City of Austin’s stay-at-home order extends to August 15, 2020. Residents should avoid going into public when they can and should wear masks when completing essential tasks. Outdoor gatherings with over 100 participants are banned through July 10. The ban […]

  • News and EventsJun 24, 2020

    KOOP Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter Movement

    The Board of Directors, management, and staff of KOOP Radio stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We stand in solidarity with Black people who have unjustly suffered for more than 400 years in the Americas at the hands of institutionalized racism and white supremacy. We are outraged by the murders of George […]

  • News and EventsJun 23, 2020

    KOOP Celebrates Stonewall

    The Stonewall Uprising was actually a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that occurred during the early hours of June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, downtown Manhattan.  The general consensus is that these demonstrations constituted the most important impetus to launch the gay […]

  • News and EventsJun 23, 2020

    Virtual Vinyl Night, Vol. 2

    In lieu of the monthly Carpenter Hotel + KOOP Radio Vinyl Night collaboration, we present a playlist of songs that should put you in the mood for some social distance hang-outs under the summer sun. Playlist curated by our own DJ V. Marc Fort (Ear Candy 2.0; Texas Music Office’s Texas Music Mixtape)with a little […]

  • News and EventsJun 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 […]

  • News and EventsJun 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 […]

  • News and EventsJun 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 […]