Don B i o g r a p h y
My first influence was my dad Joe Cooper who played guitar and sang for the Full House and the Carl Smith Band.
When I was 14 my cousin Dan Fine taught me to play bass and guitar.
in the 1970s I listened to a lot of heavy blues and rock groups like
Johnny Winter , Frank Marino and mahogany rush , Johnny Devol ( Culprit ) , Robin Trower , Randy Hanson , and Jimi Hendrix.
in 1975 i met Randy Thackeray who even though i had this huge gretsch guitar, he let me come jam with him
and a drummer and taught me to play most of the rush 2112 album . and was a huge influence on my guitar playing .
1977 - 1980 - i joined the U.S. NAVY
After moving back to washington .. I met Jon Memelo who taught me lots of diffrent scales on the guitar and was another major influence on my playing.
In 1981 i met Eddie Jackson of Queensryche .. he taught me how to play neon knights and the mob rules by Black Sabbath
IN 1985 I was a founding member of the band Hammer Head from
Bellingham Wa. we later moved to Tacoma Wa.
1990-1992 I played guitar for Corrupt.
1992-1994 i played bass for Lifeblood from Bellingham Wa,
from 1997 - 2001 I played Guitar for The People.
We opened for Roger Fisher a couple of times
@ the Greenstock music festival . 98 - 99 .
April 8 2000 , I married Dona Keffer in Edmonds Wa.
2001 I found out i have Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
did Chemotherapy for 4 years
In 2004 I was CEO of Poolhouse Records.
In 2005 I recorded Donthemadness/Heart still burns. with Rich Tresner .
in 2006 I moved to Wyoming and joined the band Coupe de Ville.
in 2012 I joined the band Roadhouse we played 4 shows.
in 2013 I was the Lead Guitarist and Vocalist for the Delta Hazz ( Haze) Blues Band.
in 2014 - i played guitar for A Pound Foolish from Riverton Wyoming.
2015 - Lead guitar and vocals for .... 307 Rebels
2017- Lead Guitar and vocals for Coupe de Ville
I am the morning DJ at 1330 KOVE - AM
AND 107.7 FM in Lander Wyoming.Wyoming.
1330 COUNTRY KOVE
"You're in 1330 Country!"
Meet KOVE's Don Cooper
a.k.a. Coop de Ville!
About our format...
Emphasizes popular, current songs and mixes in top songs from the 1990's and 2000's. Hot Country draws a young, active segment of the Country audience. The music is wrapped with national news at the top of each hour, local weather for the Wind River Basin and local news. Here you will find engaging air personalities and fun, promotions.
CORE ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Zac Brown Band
Florida - Georgia Line
SPECIAL WEEKDAY PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
The Evan Slack Ag Radio reports, Wind River Reservation news & bulletins, local obituaries, senior lunch menus, The Birthday Club, numerous special features such as "By The Way" and "At Home with Bob Vila." KOVE is also the live radio home of "Coffee Time with Joe Kenney" every weekday morning at 9:30 am with Joe Kenney & Maralyne Middour
HAVE A BIRTHDAY TO TELL US ABOUT? HOW ABOUT A SONG REQUEST? Let us know what you would like to hear on 1330 Country KOVE!
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, please contact Maralyne Middour at Fremont Broadcasting, 1530 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520, phone (307) 332-5683, for assistance accessing Public Files.