KOOP News Archive

Sat 11/2/2019 5:15 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Shandon Sahm. Shandon was a longtime member of two historic Texas rock bands, The Meat Puppets and Pariah, and he's also the son of the legendary Doug Sahm, who he is celebrating right now with his new release, Sahm Covers Sahm. Shandon lives in the Netherlands now, so we're especially thrilled to have him in Texas celebrating his musical roots. Join us as he performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.org, 3-4pm, Saturday, November 2nd

Oh, and by the way, the past two outstanding shows with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Jenifer Jackson can... Read more

Fri 11/1/2019 1:00 pm

People United talks with social-justice organizer LIsa Fithian about her book Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance, which provides selected reminiscences about her life's work as the basis for insights and suggestions for other activists.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Mon 10/28/2019 1:00 pm

Austin Artists features guests from the upcoming Austin Polish Film Festival (Marcelina, Angelika, Helena, Magda and Joanna). We'll delve into the APFF and the layers of Artistry that make Polish Films so engaging, emotive, compelling and memorable. We'll also hear about the schedule, features, guests Artists, happenings and much more! Monday, 10/28, 1pm.

Sun 10/27/2019 12:00 pm

This Sunday, October 27, KOOP Presents: All Chihuahua’s Parties CANINE COSTUME CONTEST, Brunch, and Adoption Event benefiting Austin Animal Center and Soulfull is PAWSible Animal Rescue at Kinda Tropical (3507 E. 7th St) from Noon-4 pm, featuring KOOP DJs: Dot Matrix (The Girlie Show), Yance-Man (Channel Surfing), Daine (DPX Hi-Test / Under the Eternal Night), and DJ Space Cadet (Ear Candy 2.0). The party is FREE, all ages, open to the public, with animals available for adoption, and all pups are welcome with or without costumes!

Sun 10/27/2019 9:00 am

Dave Barber talks with writer, filmmaker, photographer and folklorist Alan Govenar about The Blues Come To Texas: Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick's Unfinished Book. The collaboration between the British-born Oliver and Houston-based McCormick began in 1959. Their eagerly awaited manuscript about Texas blues never made it into finished form during their lifetimes (McCormick died in 2015, Oliver in 2017).  Govenar, who has written about Texas music for four decades, spearheaded the effort in getting the book published. He talks about how this vast, detailed research... Read more

Sat 10/26/2019 3:00 pm

The Singer and the Song welcomes Sarah Lee Guthrie. The story of American music rings in her last name, as her grandfather and father are icons of our collective musical story. Sarah Lee is equally gifted, with a beautiful voice and songs of her own to sing, carrying on the most honorable of family traditions. She's been on the road the past few years on stage with her father on the Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary tour, performing her own great set of songs. I am deeply honored to welcome her to the show, so join us as she performs live for us the whole hour on KOOP 91.7 FM and koop.... Read more

Fri 10/25/2019 1:00 pm

People United speaks in depth with Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio, which records and distributes voices of prisoners, including the commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal, for airplay on radio stations, and also for presentations in other contexts.

Listen to an archive of this program here.

Sun 10/20/2019 4:00 pm

Now that membership drive is over, it's time to party! All members that chose to receive thank-you gifts with their donation are welcome to pick them up in person at our Member Pick-Up Party on Sunday, October 20th from 4-6 PM at BLK Vinyl (2505 E 6th St).

***LIVE*** remote of Love on the Dole with DJ Vallogallo!!

So come on out and hobnob with KOOP DJS and enjoy some refreshments from Real Ale Brewing & Rambler while showing off your snazzy new KOOP SWAG.

Thanks SO MUCH for your support, and we can't wait to see you!!  

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Sat 10/19/2019 7:00 pm

KOOP Radio's monthly Barrel O' Fun concert series returns with a psychedelic double bill. The ethereal folk stylings of Dead Animal share the stage with the heavy dungeon rock of King Country.

FREE | 21+ after 8 PM | 1911 Aldrich St | Music kicks off at 7:30 PM

Dead Animal is a band formed in Austin, Texas, whose members include but are not limited to: Geena Spigarelli, Urban Eisley and Dan Patrevito. Dead Animal represents a part of everyone. Dead Animal sometimes would to like sound pleasant.
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Fri 10/18/2019 1:00 pm

People United focuses on the struggle for justice for Rodney Reed, currently scheduled for execution by the State of Texas on November 20, 2019, following a controversial murder conviction.  Reed's supporters have been calling for a stay of execution and a new trial.  This episode features an interview with Reed's brother, Rodrick (pictured), and also presents coverage of a rally held at the Texas Capitol.  (Reed's family plans to return to the Capitol this Saturday, October 19, at 2 pm, for the 20th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty,... Read more