Youth Spin

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Studio Line: 512-472-KOOP (5667)

Youth Spin
C/O Griffin School
5001 Evans Avenue
Austin, TX 78751

On air since 1996, Youth Spin brings varied perspectives of Austin youth through commentaries, interviews, music and more. The collective have been recognized nationally by the National Federation of Broadcasters as a model for youth radio programs. Youth Spin also participates in PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, where their pieces have been featured and broadcast nationally.

Youth Spin’s membership is open to Austin-area high schoolers. For more information about joining, contact the show’s coordinators at the address above.

Are you a teen (8th-12th grades) in the Austin area? Are you interested in sharing your music or perspectives? Do you have a story to tell? Send us an email at to join in the fun – yes, we mean it – and don’t forget to tell your friends to tune into KOOP!

Welcome to Youth Spin, a radio show entirely created, produced, and run by high school students! We know the importance of hearing a voice like yours on the radio. While young people are often the subject of conversation, our own views and opinions aren’t always acknowledged in broadcast media. This program, created by young people, aims to change that by sharing our unique perspectives and experiences as Austin youth.

Tune in to hear features on everything from the “correct” way to eat string cheese, to light rail, to gerrymandering and environmental racism in Austin. With live discussion of current trends, in-depth reporting on local and global issues, and fiction written by young authors, Youth Spin has provided content nationally recognized by the National Federation of Broadcasters as a model for youth radio programs for a quarter-century!