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

  • Red River Stomp A borderless, blues-based romp across the byways of American music.
    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
  • Love On the Dole Psychedelic pop, rock, and folk from around the world—everything from the '60s up to the present day.
    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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