KUTX 98.9 to Present First Multi-Station Public Radio Broadcast and Webcast from SXSW Radio Day Stage on March 15
Live concert will feature Charles Bradley, Dawes, Divine Fits, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine,
Pickwick and Vampire Weekend
AUSTIN, Texas—Feb. 21, 2013 – KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is one of five top public radio stations presenting a special concert and live radio broadcast and webcast from the SXSW Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center on Friday, March 15.
The live concert and broadcast start at noon and will feature performances by Charles Bradley, Dawes, Divine Fits, Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Pickwick and Vampire Weekend. KUTX 98.9 will provide listeners with opportunities to win tickets to see the show live.
“We’re enthusiastic to partner with some of the country’s top public radio stations to produce this exciting live music showcase for music fans across the country, as well as people in Austin attending the SXSW Music Conference,” said KUTX 98.9 Music Director Jeff McCord who along with his colleagues from the other stations, helped to curate the lineup.
Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage, presented by ASCAP, brings the live musical experience of SXSW to public radio listeners — as it happens. In addition to KUTX 98.9, participating public radio stations include: WXPN/Philadelphia, KXT/Dallas, WFUV-FM/New York and The Current/Minneapolis. Each station will broadcast the concert live on its airwaves and websites.
About KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience
Launched on Jan. 2, 2013, KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is the non-commercial, member-supported music service of KUT Public Radio and The University of Texas at Austin. KUTX 98.9 features fresh, cutting-edge music, alongside iconic songs and established artists who continue to inspire. Programming includes live, one-of-a-kind performances in Studio 1A; Texas Music Matters, the award-winning music journalism program; the Austin Music Minute, the KUTX Song of the Day, and the Austin Music Map featuring some of the unlikely places where music is being made in Austin. More at kutx.org.
Contact: Erin Geisler, KUTX, (512) 475-8071