• Posted on Oct 04, 2021

    Fall Membership Drive Thank You Gifts

    We’re excited to debut our first-ever flash drives and YETI tumblers this fall alongside the traditional limited edition t-shirt. Check out the gift levels below, and we’ll add images of the 16GB Flash Drive & YETI 20oz Tumbler as we finalize the designs. $15/mo or $100 one-time – T-Shirt $25/mo or $175 one-time – 16 […]

  • Posted on Sep 27, 2021

    Moonrise Kingdom Screening – Mon, 10/4 – Meanwhile Brewing

    Rescheduled to Mon, October 4th. Join KOOP & Rocket Cinema for an outdoor screening of Moonrise Kingdom at Meanwhile Brewing! A tormenting and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965, the film is the latest in our Wes Anderson series. Snag your tickets here! October 4, 7:45 […]

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2021

    Ms. Pearl and Her General Store

    “It’s time to swing open the doors … come on in!” With those words, Ms. Pearl welcomes listeners and gets underway with good music and conversation. Michael A. Brown: How did Pearl’s General Store get its start and its name? Ms. Pearl: Before I moved to Austin, I hosted a weekly show in Dallas called […]

  • Posted on Sep 13, 2021

    The History of Mexican Independence Day: Dieciseis de Septiembre

    For centuries “New Spain” (Mexico) was an oppressed colony in the Kingdom of Spain.  Fed up with tyranny, on September 16, 1810, a Catholic priest in the village of Dolores, Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, rallied his parishioners with a call to action now known as “El Grito de Dolores.”  That event marked the beginning […]

  • Posted on Sep 01, 2021

    Sci-Fi Punk Rockers Pocket FishRmen want you to rebel with a sense of humor

    Artful science fiction punk rockers extraordinaire, Pocket FishRmen, are back with their latest LP We Are Masters of These Levels. If you enjoy not taking life too seriously while simultaneously desiring to dismantle corrupt systems of power, then this is the album for you. Pocket FishRmen sing of rebellion, whether it be rebelling against the patriarchy […]

  • Posted on Aug 27, 2021

    Sailor Poon’s First Album Pays Tribute to Iggy Pop, Fear, & More with Austin Punk Flare

    Even though Sailor Poon’s debut album, fittingly titled, Sailor Poon’s First Album came out last year while we were all in lockdown mode, I figured why not review it in light of their upcoming record release show this Saturday in Kinda Tropical’s parking lot (August 28th). Off the bat and unsurprisingly, this record was meant […]

  • Posted on Aug 27, 2021

    KOOP DJ Night at Long Play East – Sun, Aug 29

    KOOP DJ Night returns with Melinda Bee of The Africa Express and Dennis Campa of Adventures in Sound spinning records at Long Play Lounge East (1910 E Cesar Chavez St.) from 6-10 PM on Sunday, August 29th. Mask up, social distance, and enjoy the patio. Artwork by Grace Reyer of The Clear Spot

  • Posted on Aug 24, 2021

    Get Down Turn Around Party – Sat, Aug 28

    Come party on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 2:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at the “Get Down Turnaround,” going down at Fine Southern Gentlemen with Torpedo. The party, powered by Subaru of Austin, Gopuff, and Jack Daniels, benefits the SIMS Foundation and will be a boot-scooting bash with a Dolly Parton-inspired drag performance by Extragrams and DJ […]

  • Posted on Aug 19, 2021

    COVID-19 Update

    US Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL), a national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services—like appointment scheduling and planning transportation—that will improve community access to COVID-19 vaccines. The DIAL line is open 8am–7pm Central time at 888-677-1199. Starting August 19, Austin Public Health […]

  • Posted on Aug 16, 2021

    Volunteer & Events News

    KOOP’s Volunteer & Events Coordinator Max Yancy is one busy guy these days, as the station prepares to re-start live broadcasting. I spoke with him on August 10. Michael A. Brown: First things first … please bring us up to date on the station’s plans to reopen on August 23. Max Yancy: Even with the […]