Youth Spin - KOOP 91.7 FM

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  • Location: Austin, Texas

Hey, we're Youth Spin. Youth Spin is a group of about a dozen kids who all love to produce good youth radio! Our show is crewed by teens high-school age and under, and we broadcast in Austin, Texas on 91.7 FM KOOP (and we stream online through koop.org), on Fridays from 6-7pm every week. Youth Spin is a nationally recognized youth radio program run under the auspices of KOOP radio and the Griffin School. Current members include: Frank, Makalah, Graham, Matt, Eric, Joey, Cas, Mady, Jackson, Xavier, Jes, Ceci, Perry, Alex, and Angelo. Adult coordinators include: Carrie, Elizabeth, and Adam. Our pieces are varied: they range from collages of several short pieces to long features to commentaries, series, and interviews. We enjoy all types of writing for radio, though we also enjoy playing some of our favorite songs in between pieces. We hope you like our pieces! :)

Series

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13 Pieces

In this series, Connor reviews every studio album (and two compilations) that The Cure have ever released, chronologically mapping their development and history.

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10 Pieces

Interviews done by Joey Valdez of Youth Spin with musicians that come through Austin, Texas.

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6 Pieces

In this series, Connor talks about different American cities and discusses a past or present event that relates to how local music scenes interact with government and politics.

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2 Pieces

A two-part series of pieces about how Barack Obama used popular music and how popular music responded to the times of Barack Obama.

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5 Pieces

Sonic Youth IDs are little snippets of life that are sometimes ordinary and sometimes extraordinary. Mixed with sounds and soundtracks these are cute pieces about life and our spinners.

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1 Piece

Sports Buzz is one of the nations only youth-centric sports show about the sporting world. Tune in for all the major controversies and highlights of the baseball, football, soccer, and sporting world.

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3 Pieces

A series trying to explore straight edge; who straight edgers are, why they are straight edge, and what straight edge is.

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4 Pieces

Join Makalah in her quests in her mini Summer series for Youth Spin! She announces various informational topics from music, health, fashion, social media, "Boredom Prevention" and MUCH more.

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12 Pieces

A introduction to the Youth Spin listeners, as well as a personal story where the song is the main character in the plot. That's My Song weaves together fun, drama, entertainment all in one short package of personal, teen story-telling.

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6 Pieces

The Bookmark is a new series by our new Spinner, Makalah. The Bookmark focuses on the literary world, from author interviews to book reviews.


Pieces

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In this piece, Connor discusses the history of the infamous Cabaret Law, a dancing ban that was law in New York City for over 90 years.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
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In this piece, Connor discusses the history of the infamous Cabaret Law, a dancing ban that was law in New York City for over 90 years.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 05:30
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In this piece, Connor interviews Doug about his experience in Canadian music and radio, and the ways in which it differs from his experience in Ame...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 12:24
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A piece looking back on a failed city council proposal in Washington, D.C. to ban clubs that hold concerts from admitting minors.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
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A piece that analyzes two different bills affecting Atlanta's music scene: one that failed on the local level that put restrictions on recording st...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 06:38
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An analysis of the data contained in the Austin Music Census, which surveyed Austin musicians with both quantitative and qualitative questions abou...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:47
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In this piece, Connor interviews multiple musicians, producers, and educators in Austin's music scene about the good and the bad they have experien...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 06:24
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Connor reviews Sleater-Kinney's No Cities to Love.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:23
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A tribute to film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, originally aired to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their first appearance together on t...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 09:05
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In this piece, Connor commemorates the 30th anniversary of U2's massively successful 1987 album, The Joshua Tree, discussing the record and what ha...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 06:56