What’s New Interviews Ben Rue


This morning, for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, I had the pleasure to speak with rising country music star, Ben Rue! He’s in town to perform at the iHeartCountry festival at the Frank Erwin Center. And, he’s a part of a national campaign for diabetes awareness, using the hashtag #BuckOffDiabetes with Accu-Chek. (I did my best to not make cheap Wilford Brimley or UT hook’em jokes. 😉 )  We talk all that and more, including giant steaks, in this interview. Thanks for checking it out. #IHeartCountry

IHeartCountry Details – https://news.iheart.com/featured/iheartcountry-festival/
Ben Rue’s site – http://www.benruemusic.com/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsBenRue 

What’s New Interview With Mike Blizzard


Austin has a huge presence in film history. And now, there’s a film all about it! This week for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, we talk with Mike Blizzard about his new documentary, Also Starring Austin, and the premiere they are having today up in Dallas. We talk all about what sets an Austin film apart from a film that’s filmed in Austin as a different city, how the old Austin we love is preserved on film, and how the film industry impact the Austin lifestyle. Hear it and find all the details at the links. Thanks!

Screening details – Also Starring Austin Premiere

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewWithMikeBlizzard

What’s New Interviews Ty Denton of Austin Books & Comics


This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day! This week, for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, it was a real pleasure to sit down & talk a bit with Ty Denton of Austin Books & Comics all about it. We talk about what they have going on (starting at 8am!), some of the current creative threads in the business of comics that are happening right now, and a little bit about May The Fourth as well! Hear the whole thing and catch all the details at the links. Thanks!
Event details – Free Comic Book Day 2018
Website – https://www.austinbooks.com/
Ty’s comics book podcast – https://www.austinbooks.com/ty-one-on-episode-1-jose/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsTyDentonOfAustinBooksComics

What’s New 2018-05-02


The Avengers: Infinity War is the #1 movie in the history of the world! How do you celebrate? By tuning in to the #1 radio show in the world(*), the What’s New Radio Show on KOOP Radio! Every Wednesday, 8-9pmCT, the WNRS features the best in Austin-centric interviews and music. This week, we’ll talk with Mike Blizzard about his new film Also Starring Austin, talk with John Brookbank about his new record store BLK Vinyl, talk with Ty Denton about Free Comic Book Day at Austin Books & Comics, give tribute to Bob Dorough by rebroadcasting an interview from 2012, reminisce last weekend’s LEVITATION festival with two guys from Switzerland, celebrate the bittersweet last night of The Blackheart, and more! Hear it all at the links below. Thanks!
(* — Actually, just #1 in my heart. And hopefully yours.)

Stream via KOOP — http://KOOP.org
Stream & archived for 2 weeks — http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/what-s-new-1-koop-radio

1) tune-yards – Look At Your Hands
2) Interview with John Brookbank about BLK Vinyl
3) The 13th floor elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me
4) Interview with Mike Blizzard about Also Staring Austin
5) T.Rex – Jeepster
6) Five For Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy)
7) Interview with Ty Denton about Austin Books & Comics
8) Donovan – Sunshine Superman
9) Bob Dorough – Three Is A Magic Number
10) Interview with Bob Dorough from 2012
11) Bob Dorough – My Hero, Zero
12) Bob Dorough – Blue X-Mas
13) Sweet Spirit – Let Me Be On Top (Live at the Blackheart)

What’s New Interviews Lietza Brass About Moontower Comedy


One of the world’s premiere comedy events, The Moontower Comedy Festival 2018, just happens to be in Austin & is just around the corner… This week, for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, Chief Programming Officer & all around wonderful person Lietza Brass sits down to talk all about this year’s fest. We talk about the New York comedy scene, podcasts… Tiffany Haddish, “Weird Al” Yankovic, & Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (who I’d love to see to something together)…. The annual ping pong tournament, returning faces, politics in comedy, and so much more. Check out the links below for the whole interview & event details. Thanks!

Moontower Schedule & Badge Availability – http://www.austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy/schedule/
Moontower In-house Interviews – http://www.comedymoontower.com/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsLietzaBrassAboutMoontowerComedy 


What’s New Interviews Missio

28276960_821917771329758_7815051984766886090_nTonight, Austin’s own Missio returns to town to play the Parish stage for a sold-out show. This week, for KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show, the guys were nice enough to call in and talk a bit. We cover their quick rise, the Austin music scene, the craft of mixing hooks with meaningful lyrics, and more. Check out the links below for the whole interview and show details. Thanks!

Show deets – SOLD OUT-Missio w/ Morgan Saint at Parish on Saturday, April 14!
Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsMissio

What’s New – April 11, 2018

30630034_2187380274610938_1338037966613774336_n“Hey, kids! When I’m not giving testimony before Congress or participating in Star Trek cosplay, I try to catch the What’s New Radio Show on KOOP Radio every Wednesday at 8pmCT. It’s the best hour-long music & interview show Austin has to offer. This week, the show will be talking with Lietza Brass from Moontower Comedy, talking all about what to expect at this year’s fest! Also, the guys behind Austin’s buzziest band going, Missio, call in to talk about their sold-out Parish show. And, recorded during SXSW 2018, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks a bit about his current films including You Can Choose Your Family, Chappaquiddick Movie, & Super Troopers 2. Hear all of this and more anywhere you are in the world via stream at http://KOOP.org. Thanks!”

What’s New Interviews Transformer

MV5BY2I4ZTE2NWQtNGVmYy00NmVlLTlhZGMtODUxNWU0ZDY0NDEwXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDY3ODU5OTg@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,679,1000_AL_Tonight, the Austin Film Festival & Agliff present a special screening of the award-winning film, Transformer, at 7pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with subject Janae Kroczaleski & writer/director Michael Del Monte. In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt Kroczaleski was publicly outed as transgender. The film follows Matt becoming Janae, and the conversations that spurs with family, employment, and identity within the weightlifting community. Recently, KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show had the pleasure of interviewing both Janae & Michael. We talked at length about the trust they built to tell this story, what it means to revisit this period through screenings, and what the future may hold for them. You can check out the whole interview and more at the links below. Thanks!

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsTransformer
Screening details – https://austinfilmfestival.com/event/audience-award-series-transformer/
IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7935784/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Jury Award for Documentary Feature – https://austinfilmfestival.com/festival-and-conference/2017/12/18/2017-winners/#film-jury-winners
Audience Award for Documentary Feature – https://austinfilmfestival.com/festival-and-conference/2017/12/18/2017-winners/#audience-award-winners

What’s New Interviews Honey And Salt


Man, it was a real pleasure to have the guys from Austin band Honey and Salt live on the air with me last night on KOOP Radio‘s What’s New Radio Show! We played a couple of new tracks, and talked all about their LP show this weekend at The Sidewinder! We talked about influences, writing as a band, their upcoming tour, and how the band writes. Stream the conversation at the link below. Thanks!

Show details https://www.facebook.com/events/153595395345660/
Band info – https://honeyandsalt.bandcamp.com/

Interview – https://archive.org/details/WhatsNewInterviewsHoneyAndSalt


What’s New – April 4th, 2018


“Hey, kids! What are you doing this Wednesday, 8-9pm CT? How about checking out KOOP Radio’s What’s New Radio Show? It’s the hour-long music interview show you can hear anywhere in the world at http://koop.org. This week, we’re talking all about HONK!TX! Learn how the marching band for adults grew to be a part of a global series. We’ll also be speaking with Nakia about his new 7″ release this weekend at Breakaway Records. We’ll talk with Transformer director Michael Del Monte about his film’s Austin Film Festival / Agliff screening next week. And, live in the studio, we’ll be talking with Austin band Honey and Salt about their release show this week. See you then. Thx!”

Stream it live at: http://KOOP.org
Stream it up to two weeks at: http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/what-s-new-1-koop-radio