Tuesday, October 7, 2014
KOOP (pronounced on-air as Koh-Op, as in cooperative) is a volunteer-run, community station in Austin, Texas. They are on the air Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM and weekends from 9 AM to 10 PM. All other hours at the 91.7 FM frequency are filled by the University of Texas station KVRX. KOOP has suffered through three fires in their 21 year history. The first two, both in 2006, were caused by a careless smoker and a faulty heating and A/C unit. The third blaze was set by a disgruntled ex-volunteer who was upset that his song selections for an overnight internet broadcast had been changed. KOOP is licensed to Hornsby, Texas.