KUT 90.5 Hires First Digital Platform Content Director
AUSTIN, Texas — May 24, 2012 — KUT 90.5 has hired its first digital platform content director as part of the organization’s effort to double the impact of its services by 2020.
Todd Callahan will focus on building KUT’s audience through digital platforms, strengthening KUT’s existing relationship with audiences through technology — including building a new iPhone app, and providing the best possible presentation for KUT’s digital content.
Callahan, who had previously consulted with KUT, spent a decade at Time Warner Cable where he oversaw new media and web content management system projects for 13 Time Warner Cable News Division affiliates.
“This is a brand new position and a key one going forward,” said Hawk Mendenhall, KUT’s associate general manager and director of broadcast and content. “I am confident that Todd understands where we are, where we want to go and has the skills to help get us there.”
Callahan has won journalism industry awards for his website work, including a regional Edward R. Murrow award and a Katie Award. He earned a bachelor degree journalism from the University of Washington.
For more than 50 years, KUT 90.5, listener-supported public radio from Austin, Texas, has striven to be the most trusted radio source for news and music in Central Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT is nationally known for playing a unique blend of handpicked, homegrown and uniquely Austin music. This summer, KUT will complete the KUT Public Media Studios, which will emphasize creative collaboration and increase community interaction by bringing together creative and editorial production, and delivery of content in one interactive, dynamic space.
Contact: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071