I arrived at work a little later than usual today, and as I was easing into a parking spot, KOOP’s Country Roots program was getting off the ground. It’s a shame that I haven’t listened to this program more often than I have, especially when the KOOP (RealPlayer) stream sounds so wonderful, even on my laptop’s built-in speakers. How better to start the day than with a Turbo from Jo’s and George Jones, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and Loretta Lynn on the radio?
In Austin, 91.7 is a shared frequency, with KOOP broadcasting between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. weekends, with KVRX, UT‘s student radio station, broadcasting at all other times. Both stations give airtime to music not otherwise widely available on the Austin airwaves, and like Austin’s two other listener-supported stations, KMFA and KUT, are absolutely worth a listen.