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)