Youth Spin - KOOP 91.7 FM

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  • Location: Austin, Texas

Hey, we're Youth Spin. Youth Spin is a group of high school students 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, 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. High School students from all over Austin and the surrounding area have taken part in this unique, radio program. 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 and we hope you all enjoy hearing the news from a teen perspective. :)


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

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A story of intrigue, deception, and murder most foul. Welcome, dear listener... to the Sanguine Script!

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Female athletes who are changing the views of the women's wrestling

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Each week, spinner Perry finds the strangest happenings to report to listeners.

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As part of the Youth Spin Summer Workshop series the teens of Youth Spin looked deep into the inner workings of four youth related organizations in Austin. Talking with members, board participants, directors, and youth involved, the Youth Spin discovered what each organization had to offer.


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Joey reviews "...Like Clockwork", the first album in six years by Queens of the Stone Age.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 05:54
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Here is a peice Makalah did for Black Music Month back in June.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2013
  • Length: 01:08
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Makalah talks about bullying and interviews Jennifer Cox, director of the upcoming bullying prevention film "Teeth" and actress Elisabeth Raine who...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
  • Length: 11:00
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Makalah gives some tips on how to beat the heat! For Boredom Prevention she tests your memory with some fun trivia!

  • Added: Jun 11, 2013
  • Length: 04:15
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Throwback to January! Makalah interviews Bassist Reggie Richards while he was on tour with B.B. King.

  • Added: Jun 11, 2013
  • Length: 07:02
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Makalah gives us a history of journalism and interviews radio personality/journalist Richard Smith.

  • Added: May 14, 2013
  • Length: 11:33
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Interview with Casey Crescenzo of the Dear Hunter

  • Added: May 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:19
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In this piece, Makalah interviews Sharnice Jones teen author of the book Success Before Sex; a book that speaks on the dangers of premature sexual ...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2013
  • Length: 06:08
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An interview with Ray Carlisle, guitarist and vocalist of the Wyoming punk band Teenage Bottlerocket by Perry

  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:49
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Here is a throwback from the Presidential Election of 2012! Hear how the Spinners expressed their political opinions.

  • Added: Apr 02, 2013
  • Length: 02:32