KUT 90.5 to Provide Up-to-the-Minute Election Coverage and Preview of All-News Schedule
AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 30, 2012 – KUT 90.5 will provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the Nov. 6 presidential election, as well as live coverage of local results on election night. Part of KUT’s special reporting will include a preview of the forthcoming all-news format Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 5-7.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, KUT News reporters will be out in the field providing live coverage of local election developments during KUT’s regularly scheduled newscasts at noon, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., and with two 10-minute election news reports every hour from 7 to 11 p.m. Reporters will be updating www.kutnews.org with updates throughout election day.
During the three-day preview of its forthcoming all-news format KUT 90.5 will extend “Morning Edition” by one hour to 10 a.m., followed by “Tell Me More,” “The Takeaway,” “World Have Your Say,” “Talk of the Nation,” “The World,” “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace” and “Fresh Air.”
KUT will return to its regularly scheduled music programming at 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday night, and will return to its regular news, information and music schedule on Thursday, Nov. 8. The all-news KUT 90.5 will launch in early January, along with KUTX 98.9, the all-music station.
In building the all-news program schedule KUT followed these guiding principles:
- Establish KUT’s all-news frequency, 90.5, as a source of news throughout the day by featuring live programs with deep editorial resources;
- Balance established programs with newer programs that may become the future voices of public radio; and
- Create partnerships with program producers to bring the creative and intellectual resources of KUT, The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas into the programs.
A link to the complete KUT 90.5 all-news schedule is available online.
In August, the University of Texas System Board of Regents approved KUT’s move to purchase radio station KXBT 98.9 in an effort to expand its public service, audience and community engagement. The new station, KUTX 98.9, will operate as a noncommercial public radio station broadcasting full-time music programming. KUT 90.5 will become a full-time news and information station. Both stations will launch in early January.
Contact: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071
KUT All-News Taste Test Nov. 5-7 in Conjunction with Presidential Election
5 a.m. “Morning Edition“ (existing program)
- This program is being extended by one hour to 10 a.m.
10 a.m. “Tell Me More“ (new program)
- Host: Michel Martin
- Bold, honest, engaging, “Tell Me More” is an interview show from NPR News. From international newsmakers to everyday people, from spiritual leaders to foreign correspondents, “Tell Me More” strives to reveal whole stories from many, different perspectives.
- Martin welcomes guests to a safe place for difficult conversations and invites us to listen in.
11 a.m. “The Takeaway“ (new program)
- Host: John Hockenberry
- “The Takeaway” is one-hour news magazine featuring unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices.
- The program welcomes editorial collaboration with local stations and incorporates content from producing partners, the “BBC World Service” and the New York Times, KUT listeners will be exposed to significant, lively and far-from-usual news perspectives.
Noon British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) “World Have Your Say“ (new program)
- Host: Ros Atkins
- BBC’s “World Have Your Say” is the BBC World Service’s flagship interactive news and current affairs program.
- BBC’s “World Have Your Say” is a one-hour lively, fresh and fluid news-driven conversation that invites listeners around the globe to share their views and questions on key issues on-air and online.
- “World Have Your Say” broadcast from KUT in November 2008 in front of a live audience in the Austin City Limits studios on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
1-3 p.m. “Talk of the Nation“ (new program)
- Host: Neal Conan
- “Talk of the Nation” links the headlines with what’s on people’s minds, providing a springboard for listeners and experts to exchange ideas and pose critical questions about major events in the news and the world around them. Each day, ”Talk of the Nation” combines the award-winning resources of NPR News with the vital participation of listeners.
- Conan invites callers to discuss areas of topical interest, including politics and public service, education, religion, music and healthcare.
3-4 p.m. “The World“ (existing program, new time)
4-6 p.m. “All Things Considered“ (existing program)
6-7 p.m. “Marketplace“ (existing program)
7-8 p.m. “Fresh Air” (existing program, new time)