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KOOP Interview with Felipe Borrero and Fred Soto of Big Band Tejano

Felipe Borrero and Fred Soto of Austin's own Big Band Tejano liven Rancho Alegre on KOOP 91.7FM with Piper LeMoine. We discussed the band and the state and history of Orquesta and Tejano music, played their new singles along with a couple classic Orquesta recordings. Note: KOOP does not have a license to post archives of recorded music, so this is only the spoken word audio from the interview.

El Parrandero Invited to Speak at UT Panel on Music and Community April 27

That's RIGHT! Our very own Baldomero "El Parrandero" Frank Cuellar has been asked to participate in a panel discussion alongside a couple other music organizers about music and community at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, this event is not open to the public. But we wanted to share with you anyway! And maybe it will lead to more discussions of this nature. 

Tejano Superstar Patsy Torres Drops by Rancho Alegre at KOOP, 12/1/14

Patsy Torres - Special Guest on Rancho Alegre 12/1/14

Rancho Alegre's back in the studio with a super-special edition of our show featuring Tejano superstar Patsy Torres! We'll be spinning some of her favorite tunes and getting to know the lady herself. Don't miss this one!

Monday, 12/1 from 9-10 AM, only on listener-supported KOOP radio - radio for people, not for profit.

Author and historian Dan Margolies to talk conjunto on Rancho Alegre on 9/22/14

Dan MargoliesJoin us live on KOOP on Monday 9/22 as we talk with author and historian Dan Margolies! We'll be talking conjunto with him and learning more about his projects and perspectives about the music. We'll also have rare gems, new music, and more Tejano and Conjunto you just won't hear anywhere else.

Show your support for Rancho Alegre during September Membership Drive

KOOP just began the fall Membership drive, and we have a special request:

Since we're new to the schedule and this is our first membership drive, we would LOVE to start out with a bang! We want to show the KOOP community not only how dedicated and supportive our listeners are but also how dedicated TEJANO and CONJUNTO FANS are!

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