July PROPS Partner: KOOP
It was so hot last week that my kids wanted to try the egg on the sidewalk test – must be July. Our July PROPS partner is cooler than cool though. Check this out:
KOOP Radio! I am so loving this PROPS thing. I am getting to meet some pretty great people. Last week I met Leah Manners –development director for KOOP—at Spider House for coffee. She is such a chill and gracious spokesperson for this amazing organization. She really opened my eyes to the depth of programming happening at 91.7 these days! Of course I was no stranger to Shades of Green, the Thursday sustainability conversation, and like most Austinites I have stumbled across and settled into a little Saturday Lounge or Sunday Jamaican Gold in my time, …but HOLY COW have you checked out KOOPs complete schedule lately? I could only shake my head in shame…. and I haven’t touched the dial since.
This month EcoClean salutes KOOP Radio and their mission to support social justice through diverse programming that deals with local issues and by providing airwave access to typically under-represented communities.
Operating at 91.7 MHz, KOOP airs over 80 locally produced programs every week with awesome names like Hallucination Guillotine, Jurassic Pork, Cavity Time, Miss Kitty’s 3 O’Clock Body Rock, Stronger Than Dirt, and The Elk Mating Ritual Show.
KOOP is owned and operated by its members in a cooperative structure, and any member of the community can join and potentially produce their own radio program (KOOP provides the training and the facilities). More than 75% of KOOP’s budget comes from donations and memberships of individual and business supporters in our community.
SOOOO, let’s give a little shall we? You guys know the rules.
1) Come in to EcoClean on any Wednesday in July (no we are not open on July 4th and no you were not EVEN thinking about running errands on July fourth anyway because that would mean you are boring).
2) Bring as much laundry as you can possibly afford to have cleaned.
3) We clean it. You pay for it.
4) We give 5% of your bill directly to KOOP.
PROPS to you KOOP. You really do make Austin cool.