John Cooper

Development Specialist

John Cooper joined the KOSU staff in April 2015. John was born and raised in Oklahoma City and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.

John has been in the band Red Dirt Rangers for the past 27 years and co-hosted the Red Dirt Radio Hour since 2004.

If you need to contact John, he can be reached at 405 744 7625.

Ways to Connect

One of the musicians who rose to fame in the '90s with the group House of Pain is working to transform a Tulsa house made famous in the film adaptation of The Outsiders.

Four Oklahoma bands—Nicnos, Taddy Porter, Skytown & Good Villains—are joining forces to play the OklaHomeGrown Music Showcase at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa tonight.

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Robert Earl Keen has been a leading musician in the genre of Texas Country for the past three decades. He has recorded 18 full-length albums and had songs covered by George Strait, Lyle Lovett, The Dixie Chicks, and more. Keen was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

In this interview with KOSU's John Cooper, Keen talks about his new live album, Live Dinner Reunion, playing a concert with Levon Helm, and the so-called differences between Texas Country and Red Dirt music.

David Macias is a Grammy Award-winning producer and co-founder of Thirty Tigers. The services of his Nashville-based entertainment company have fostered success stories for the likes of Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, The Avett Brothers, Low, Ryan Bingham, Flogging Molly, Jason Isbell, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and many more.