About Us

What is Coog Radio? 

Coog Radio is an online radio station operated by students from the University of Houston. Coog Radio not only provides a creative outlet for students to express themselves over the air, but also introduces them to the world of broadcasting.  The shows represent the student body in diversity and musicality demonstrated in the genres and themes. Follow the schedule to see the specificity. One can tune into a talk show, a music hour, or catch a live performance by a band on air. Coog Radio prides itself in promoting and supporting artists and groups from Houston in the hopes of fostering a sense of community between the University of Houston and the city of Houston.

Who currently helps run Coog Radio?

2018-19 Board of Directors

Station Director Aarik Charles [email protected]
Programming Director Waylon O’Day [email protected]
Promotions Director Julian Combong [email protected]
Web Director Tiffany Neufeld [email protected]
Station Engineer Ryan Rodriguez [email protected]
Music Director Jake Boyles [email protected] 

Coog Radio Through the Years 

Co-founders Conner Clifton, Markley Rogers, and Matt Womack envisioned the concept in 2010, but it wasn’t executed until Fall 2011. Coog Radio launched on August 29, 2011. Lee Waddell interviews Founder/Director Conner Clifton, Music Director Josue Garcia, PR & Marketing Director Gloria Cheng, and other Coog Radio DJs almost a year later on August 23, 2012 about the station’s inception and its workings.

Coog Radio celebrates its one year anniversary.

March 30, 2016, Marisa Ramirez interviews Station Manager Justin Lyles and Programming Director Trent Lira

“It’s because the students wanted it. Students wanted a student run station, so three people got together and petitioned for it,” said Justin Lyles, station manager for Coog Radio. “We started in the basement of the Engineering building. We’ve been in the (former) University Center Underground, crammed in a closet, and now we have our fancy studios.”

“The fun and appeal of student-run radio is that it’s the student voice. Coog Radio is for the student,” said programming director Trent Lira. “We have people from all kinds of majors that are involved in Coog Radio. I’m a theater major, but I’m interested in college radio.”

Coog Radio celebrates its fifth birthday.