• News and EventsAug 12, 2020

    Midnight Strangers on Facebook Live – Thursday, August 13th @ 7 PM

    KOOP Presents: Midnight Strangers Live on Facebook Thursday, August 13 @ 7 PM Tip the band on PayPal: paypal.me/midnightstrangers Follow along as the band takes over our the KOOP Instagram day of show (@koopradio / instagram.com/koopradio) Artwork by Grace Reyer The Midnight Strangers are an indie rock band formed in Austin, Texas, in 2016 by […]

  • News and EventsAug 11, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Austin Public Health (APH) has rolled out a free walk-up testing site at Del Valle Middle School through Aug. 16 from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. every day. The Del Valle testing site will test people on a first come, first served basis. Residents in the community do not need an appointment, doctor’s referral, or insurance. 5500 […]

  • News and EventsAug 06, 2020

    In-Touch Interview: Chef Lynzy Moran of Baton Creole

    Chef Lynzy Moran from Baton Creole in East Austin talks about their pay-it-forward plate program, which helps provide free lunch or dinner for out-of-work service industry employees in the Austin area. Meet one of Austin’s most outgoing and original chefs, and bask in the warmth of her accent and her giant heart.  Listen below:

  • News and EventsAug 03, 2020

    Vinyl Night with Tom Ashburn of The Dark End of the Street

    Our socially distanced version of Vinyl Night at The Carpenter continues with a playlist curated by Tom Ashburn of The Dark End of the Street. Here’s what Tom has to say about the mix: “Texas Soul artists of the 60s and early 70s are largely unknown these days, overshadowed by the abundance of Blues, Rock, […]

  • News and EventsAug 03, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    Austin Public Health is conducting home COVID-19 testing for those who are unable to leave their home to visit a testing site. To schedule a home test, call 512-972-5560. The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will reopen Bull Creek Greenbelt and Barton Creek Greenbelt beginning August 8, 2020 by reservation only. Reservations are free and […]

  • News and EventsJul 30, 2020

    Nevil Instagram Livestream – Thursday, July 30

    KOOP presents local trio Nevil live from our Instagram (instagram.com/koopradio) on Thursday, July 30th at 7 PM. “Nevil subsist on deadpan vocal delivery, sarcastic choruses, shout-along group cheer, and stripped-down garage rock…The group revels in Ng’s vocal affect on conversational punk lyrics, akin to Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman.” – Rachel Rascoe, Austin Chronicle Support […]

  • News and EventsJul 20, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    By order of the Mayor, landlords may not issue Notices to Vacate to tenants through July 25, 2020. If your landlord or the landlord of someone you know has issued you or someone else a notice to vacate your rented property due to rent nonpayment or otherwise, report your landlord to 3-1-1, who will help […]

  • 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 […]