Kick off Membership Drive with Sloan tix!

Two KOOP supporters will be rewarded with Sloan tickets during today’s show! Image: The Star

Today marks the start of KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive, and we’ve got a special treat for two KOOP supporters: Sloan tickets! The legendary Canadian rockers are performing at 3TEN ACL Live next Friday (Sept. 14) and we’ll have two pairs of tickets to give to generous supporters of Austin’s community radio station. Tune in to Doug and Justin the Canucks, reunited in the studio on today’s show, for details on how you can win!

We’ve shortened this Membership Drive to ten days so we can get back to the regular KOOP programming you love—but we still need to meet our goal of $100,000 to keep community radio on the airwaves in Austin. Please, help us out by making a pledge to KOOP online, or call 512 472-KOOP during the show (or any time during our broadcast hours, really) to pledge your support!

KOOP Radio needs your support!

This week is our third and final show of KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive. Both Canucks will be in the studio along with DJ AsuraSunil, and we’ll be looking for your support as we press into the end of the drive—we’ve got one weekend left to reach our goal of $100,000 to support homegrown, independent community radio in Austin!

In addition to our favorite Canadian indie artists and the Neil Young Song of the Week, one lucky KOOP supporter will receive a pair of tickets to see Tei Shi when she performs next week at Stubb’s!

We ask for your support only twice a year, but those two membership drives are what keep us on the air, bringing you the latest and greatest independent Canadian music every week, for over twelve years now. If our 90 minutes of music brings some joy to your Fridays—and if you appreciate the fiercely independent, intensely local, community-driven news, commentary, and music that KOOP has been offering for over 20 years—we need your support to keep it on the air!

Please consider becoming a member of KOOP today—in addition to our limited-edition KOOP T-shirt and other gifts, you’ll be sustaining America’s only radio show dedicated to independent Canadian music, and the entirety of KOOP and its contributions to the Austin community. Give our friendly volunteers a call during the show (Friday, 4:30–6:00 PM Central) at 512 472-KOOP (5667) to pledge your support or donate online, anytime, at

It’s KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive!

We are right in the middle of KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive—and we need your support!

Did you know that more than 92% of KOOP’s budget comes from the generous support of community members like you? Without your pledge, we literally wouldn’t be on the air, bringing independent Canadian music to Austin every Friday.

KOOP is bursting at the seams with shows just like ours—unique, eclectic, informative, and adventurous. The kind of shows you can’t hear anywhere else in Austin—local, authentic, and even weird. In fact, we’re the nation’s only radio program focused exclusively on independent Canadian music. Help us keep this KOOP creation going strong!

Please give us a call while we’re on the air—Fridays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM Central—and pledge your support for KOOP by becoming a sustainer, making an easy and automatic monthly donation that continues until you tell us to stop. Or choose to make a one-time donation.

Community radio in Austin depends on your support—so please, call us at 512 472-5667 or donate online, safely and securely, at


Fall Membership Drive is happening now!

KOOP Membership Drive (Fall 2016)We produce the show for love of the music, but love by itself won’t pay the bills. That’s why we come to you, our listeners, twice a year and ask you to pledge your support for This Great White North and Austin community radio by making a donation to KOOP Radio. As a community radio station, KOOP survives (and thrives!) only as long as our listeners continue their support. In fact, more than 92% of our budget comes from the generous support of our community.

Our next three shows will be full of independent Canadian music and appeals for your support—please make a contribution to KOOP Radio today so we can continue to bring you the latest and greatest Canadian indie, along with all the other unique and essential programming that KOOP brings to the Austin community.

We’ve got some great gifts for donors! Head over to to show your support now or call us at 512 472-KOOP while we’re on the air (Fridays, 4:30 to 6:00 PM Central)!

Farewells, pledges, and tickets!

We’re entering the final weekend of KOOP Radio’s spring membership drive, so it’s your last chance to pledge your support for community radio in Austin by becoming a KOOP member. We’re counting on your support to keep KOOP and independent Canadian music on the radio dial in Austin! Please call us at 512 472-5667 during the show Friday (international listeners: call toll-free at 888 917-KOOP) or donate any time, online, at

The caller who pledges the highest amount during our show will receive a pair of tickets to see Canadian artists Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza, and Borys at Mohawk on Tuesday, March 22!

Donate to KOOP to win a pair of tickets to see Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza, and Borys. Source: YouTellConcerts
Donate to KOOP to win a pair of tickets to see Junior Boys, Jessy Lanza, and Borys. Source: YouTellConcerts

Friday’s show also serves as a fond farewell to longtime This Great White North co-host Simone the Canuck, who will soon be moving to New York City. Simone will be at the helm, joined by Doug and Justin, as we play some of our favorite tunes, including songs about New York City. So join the Canucks for This Great White North, featuring 90 minutes of independent Canadian music, this Friday at 4:30 PM on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, TX and streaming online at