KOOP 91.7 FM

Austin, TX

KOOP—community radio for Austin, Texas—is radio for people, not for profit. Visit us at KOOP.org.

Today’s Schedule

  • Czech Melody Time On the air since the beginning of June 1995, Czech Melody Time features Texas polka, waltz and march music as represented by the music performed and recorded by various orchestras of Texas-Czech, German and Polish origin, both past and present. As such, the program focuses on both the contemporary polka circuit in Texas while simultaneously presenting a historical perspective on the important cultural and musical legacy upon which the modern scene is based. In addition, there is a "calendar" which features announcements about upcoming polka-related events (dances, church picnics and festivals featuring Texas-Czech and German music and culture in Texas, stressing events in and around central Texas). There is also a short Czech lesson, and sometimes live music in the studio, or a live interview guest. The show has been met with enthusiasm and excitement, particularly by Czechs in Austin and members of the several Czech heritage groups in Travis and Williamson counties, as well as by other people who have come to learn about this important Texas music who had previously never heard of it before.
    LIVE @ 9:00 AM
  • Strictly Bluegrass Strictly Bluegrass is one of the first programs on KOOP radio and the only radio program dedicated to playing Bluegrass music in Central Texas.
    LIVE @ 10:00 AM
  • Jamaican Gold One of KOOP's longest-running programs, Jamaican Gold walks the timeline of Jamaican music from 1960 to 1980: starting with uptempo early ska, swinging into soulful rocksteady & revive, easing into the inception and development of reggae, and ending with ethereal, effects-driven classic dub. Now into his 17th year of somehow being tolerated by KOOP management, host Art Baker brings extensive knowledge and a large personal library of these musical styles to bear each week as he traces the evolution of these great sounds.
    LIVE @ 12:00 PM
  • Hip Hop Hooray Bringing you the best roots, golden age, underground, conscious and world hip-hop.
    LIVE @ 2:00 PM
  • Free Samples Free Samples explores the art-form of sampling by showcasing deep-cut original sample material, and celebrating the tracks that flipped them. Expect to hear funk, soul, jazz, rock, hip-hop, dance, pop and probably everything else! Let's have some fun with it.
    LIVE @ 3:30 PM
  • Beats of Burden Beats of Burden explores various latin rhythms and genres ranging from mambo, salsa, cumbia to moombhaton, reggaeton, dubstep, and more.
    LIVE @ 4:30 PM
  • Virtual Noise Virtual Noise is Austin's only music broadcast focusing on Progressive Rock from around the world. Blending many progressive musical styles (typically with rock-and-roll) spanning the last 45+ years all the way to the present day in intricate, musically intense and experimental ways, Virtual Noise is a mind-bending experience! Each Sunday at 5:30-7:00 pm (central time) Virtual Noise exposes the listener to the many forms of adventurous music collectively known as Progressive Rock (a.k.a. Prog). This includes a wide variety of sub-genres such as Symphonic prog, Proto-prog, Neo-prog, Heavy prog, Psychedelic (a.k.a. psych)/Space-rock, Eclectic prog, Canterbury, Avant-prog/Rock-In-Opposition (a.k.a. RIO), Zeuhl, Krautrock, Chamber-prog, Rock Progressivo Italiano (a.k.a. RPI). We also venture outward, playing music from related genres such as Crossover prog, Jazz-Rock/Fusion, Progressive Metal, Experimental/Post-Metal, Art-Rock/Prog-related, Progressive Folk-rock, Ambient/Progressive Electronic, Post-rock/Math-rock, and more including occasional excursions"outside the box" such as these categories we just made up: "New Directions" (possible futures of prog), "Nu-Jazz/Not-Jazz" (trad. jazz styles mixed with electronics), "Pop goes the Prog" (Is it pop or prog?), "WtF?" (head-turning, unclassifiable weirdness), "Local Yokels" (Austin artists of interest), and the beloved category "It's Prog Jim, just not as we know it." (prog influences where you might not expect).
    LIVE @ 5:30 PM
  • Fade to Yellow Playing the very best instrumental Post-rock, Electronic, IDM, Ambient and Drone music.
    LIVE @ 7:00 PM
  • Commercial Suicide Commercial Suicide is Central Texas' longest running experimental music radio program. Experimental, electronic, ambient, minimalist, noise, improvised, and other strange sounds can be heard on the show.
    LIVE @ 8:30 PM

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