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Playback: KOKE Is Back
The original KOKE returns to a soda fountain near you
"...Raines, and Jason Nassour have resurrected iconic call letters KOKE-FM, which in the Seventies embodied Austin's thinking-man-drinking-man sensibilities and..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Joe Gracey RIP
Once-time radio DJ Joe Gracey dies
"...best-known radio voices of Austin, Texas progressive country giant KOKE-FM, has died at age 61 from cancer...."

Nov. 17, 2011 Music Post by Margaret Moser

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Killing Floor
Another blues singer's called back home: honorary Austinite Hubert Sumlin
"...quite hot on the August afternoon in 1977 outside KOKE-FM when my then-husband Ken Hoge was on photo assignment..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Playback: Fringe Radio
Austin's newest radio frequency, Fringe

April 11, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Texas Rebel Radio
The Hill Country's Alt-Country Beacon
"...some of the ideas he learned from listening to KOKE-FM, the now-defunct Austin station that can probably lay claim..."

Feb. 14, 1997 Music Feature by Lee Nichols

Playback: Love Us or Hiatus
Rare gigs and soft breakups from Iron Age and US Weekly
"...After losing his tongue at age 27, the one-time KOKE-FM jock and lifelong bassist largely communicated using a Magic..."

July 13, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Fond Memories of Joe Gracey

Nov. 21, 2011 Postmarks

Recommended Live Music for the Weekend
When the summer slows down, the live music starts to heat up.
"...KOKE-FM remains the soundtrack to Austin’s progressive country movement of..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Dialing for Dollar$
Austin radio stations scramble to keep the money flowing in a strange new media world
"...of doobie rock on KLBJ-FM and the alt.country of KOKE-FM, when commercial radio could occasionally produce outrageous moments of..."

Dec. 17, 2004 News Feature by Kevin Brass

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Lost Austin behind us, Smart Growth ahead?
"...Stallion, the Alliance Wagon Yard, Soap Creek Saloon, and KOKE-FM. But it was a discussion worth having, and I..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column by Louis Black

The Luv Doc: Keeping the Sparks Alive
What fresh hell is this?

May 15, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

Food-O-File
Is it "Goodnight" for iconic Hill's Cafe?
"...Earlier in the week, Cole told his early morning KOKE-FM listeners that he had just used the last $18,000..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Phil Music
"...to Austin in June,1977, he got a job at KOKE-FM, a radio power during the heyday of the cosmic..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

The Poughkeepsie Kid
Shadowing Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona
"...trying to get a jock job on country signal KOKE-FM, burned though his life savings ($400), and got by..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Sammy Allred Dead at 84
Geezinslaw Brother and institutional ATX deejay passes
"...and longtime local deejay, has died at age 84, KOKE-FM reported...."

May 10, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Next Big Buzzes at SXSW 2018
Forecasting this year’s breakout acts
"...the Sixth Street bar could remain closed during SXSW. KOKE-FM's Tuesday showcase, starring Tyler Childers and Koe Wetzel, has..."

March 9, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Music Industry Award Winners Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, music writer, and more honored

Feb. 25, 2018 Music Post by James Renovitch

Austin Music Awards' Industry Accolades Announced
Best radio station, record store, club, and many more

March 6, 2017 Music Post by James Renovitch

Kerry Dawson 1949-2016
Austin’s master of the radio graveyard shift passes on
"...worked with Joe Gracey at progressive country hot spot KOKE-FM...."

Feb. 23, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Record Store Day
Why Record Store Day matters
"...at 10am immediately following Tom Allen's Country Gold on KOKE-FM, an affiliated station currently using that dial position. As..."

April 18, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Long Journey Home
The Houston Kid comes full circle
"...didn't cost a lot, and the light was on. KOKE-FM was on, and hippie girls were pretty. I'd just..."

April 18, 2014 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Alejandro Escovedo: R-O-C-K with the U.S.A.
Iconic rocker’s love affair with the Austin, part two
"...we have a lot of Joe Gracey’s sign-offs on KOKE-FM – with Waylon [Jennings] and Gram Parsons. Through the..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Music Post by Margaret Moser

ZZ Top
Tracking the beards

Dec. 27, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Early Morning Fire at Hill's Cafe
Damage was contained and restaurant will re-open
"...morning and alerted the fire department as well as KOKE-FM radio personality (and minority owner) Bob Cole. Cole and..."

Nov. 25, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Playback: The Beautiful Old
Gabriel Rhodes makes Grammy bait
"...angel-voiced country singer Kimmie Rhodes and stepson of beloved KOKE-FM deejay Joe Gracey, had his future as a Texas..."

May 24, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Here & the Now: Best of 2012 (So Far)
Sampler mixtape for the first half of the year
"...RIP Levon Helm and Davy Jones. Welcome back KOKE-FM and dB’s. The first six months have been rewarding...."

July 11, 2012 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Food-o-File
A tasteful remembrance of an Austin original
"...and his voluminous musical knowledge listening to him on KOKE-FM. By the time I finally met him a few..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene
A professorial retelling of Austin's cosmic past
"...the references to Austin's flagship progressive country radio station, KOKE-FM, as embracing the "Texas nationalist ideals of masculinity, colonization,..."

July 15, 2011 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Do Right Woman
Polly Parsons, only child of Gram Parsons, comes full circle in Austin with the Hickory Wind Ranch, sober living for women

July 31, 2009 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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Our cover story delves into the complex legacy of Townes Van Zandt, an artist who cared more about music than business, who literally lived his whole life for the sake of the song.
"...regional then than now), the Austin Sun, Mexican food, KOKE-FM (then the best radio station in the country as..."

June 14, 2002 Column by Louis Black

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