Rag Radio is an hour-long news and public affairs program broadcast Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (CT), on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and rebroadcast by several other community radio stations. With roots in the Sixties underground press, Rag Radio features hour-long in-depth interviews with public figures, artists, musicians and writers, political and social activists, and historic figures in Austin and around the country. Rag Radio also features regular local and national news analysis. The show is loosely affiliated with The Rag Blog, the digital-age rebirth of Austin’s iconic Sixties underground newspaper, The Rag.
Full archive of Rag Radio shows at Internet Archive.
Collective members: Thorne Dreyer, Tracey Schulz
Engineer, Associate Producer: Tracey Schulz
Thorne Dreyer was a pioneering underground journalist of the 1960s-‘70s and has been a progressive political and social activist for most of his life. He was a founding editor of The Rag in Austin — one of the earliest and most influential underground newspapers — and Space City! in Houston, and was an editor at LNS in New York City. He was a broadcaster at and general manager of KPFT-FM, the Pacifica radio station in Houston, and later operated a leading political public relations business in Houston, booked and managed jazz and rock musicians, managed a jazz club, and worked as an actor and a bookseller. He has edited The Rag Blog since 2006 and has hosted and produced Rag Radio on KOOP-FM since 2009.