Support Austin’s community radio

Today’s show marks the second and final episode of This Great White North during KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive, which means that we need your support to keep Austin’s premier community radio station strong! Justin and Joe the Canucks will be in the studio along with DJ AsuraSunil, bringing you some of the biggest anthems in Canadian indie music and seeking your contribution towards KOOP Radio, which is now in its 25th year of broadcasting the voices and sounds of Austin.

We’ll have three pairs of passes to see Montreal’s Ada Lea, who’ll be opening for Methyl Ethyl next Friday night, indoors at Stubb’s. We’ll also be announcing the winner of KOOP’s drawing for a pair of ACL Festival passes during the show!

Be sure to tune in at 4:30 PM Central on KOOP Radio, 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas and online, worldwide, at to pledge your support!

Help keep the Canadian in KOOP!

Today marks our second and final show of KOOP’s Spring Membership Drive, which means it’s your last chance to show your support for independent Canadian music on the Austin airwaves by renewing your KOOP membership—or by becoming a new member!

This Great White North and the myriad other unique, homegrown programs on Austin’s premier community radio station are more than 90% supported by listeners just like you! And so, twice a year, we ask for your support to help keep us on the air and spinning the tunes you love from north of the border.

We’d love your call during our show today—4:30 to 6:00 PM Central Time—where our friendly phone answerers (including Doug the Canuck and Chris of The Last Roundup) will be delighted to accept your pledge of support for KOOP.

Simply call 512 472-5667! You may also donate securely online at

Please support the most authentically Austin programming in town—from This Great White North, to our dozens of other only-in-Austin music programs, to our informative and unique news and public affairs shows. We’re counting on you to keep this community strong!

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