Press Release http://kut.org en KUT News Wins Six Awards From Houston Press Club http://kut.org/post/kut-news-wins-six-awards-houston-press-club <p>AUSTIN, Texas — July 22, 2014 — KUT won six 2014 Lone Star Awards from the Houston Press Club Friday in recognition of outstanding achievements in journalism in Texas.</p><p>Politics reporter <strong>Ben Philpott</strong> earned first place for "Radio Journalist of the Year," while city reporter <strong>Joy Diaz</strong> earned second place in the category.</p><p>Four KUT stories and series also won awards:</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:01:41 +0000 Erin Geisler 10832 at http://kut.org KUT News Wins Six Awards From Houston Press Club KUT's 'One Day in Dallas' Wins New York Festivals International Radio Award http://kut.org/post/kuts-one-day-dallas-wins-new-york-festivals-international-radio-award <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">AUSTIN, Texas — June 24, 2014 — A </span>KUT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News special on the JFK assassination 50 years later has won a silver designation in the prestigious New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards recognizing The World's Best Radio Programs™.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Erin Geisler 10604 at http://kut.org KUT's 'One Day in Dallas' Wins New York Festivals International Radio Award KUT News Wins Fourth National Edward R. Murrow Award http://kut.org/post/kut-news-wins-fourth-national-edward-r-murrow-award <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">AUSTIN, Texas—June 11, 2014 — A&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUT</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;News story about a legally blind&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austinite</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;running the Boston Marathon has won a National Edward R.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Murrow</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;award in recognition of outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:49:52 +0000 Erin Geisler 10571 at http://kut.org KUT News Wins Fourth National Edward R. Murrow Award What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes? A KERA/StateImpact Texas Discussion, June 18 http://kut.org/post/what-s-behind-north-texas-quakes-kerastateimpact-texas-discussion-june-18 <p><strong>Event</strong>: Dallas' <a href="http://www.kera.org/">KERA</a> and KUT's <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/">StateImpact Texas</a> will host community event exploring <em>What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes? </em></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:24:49 +0000 Erin Geisler 10526 at http://kut.org Update: Jeff Tweedy Show Celebrating Cactus Cafe Sold Out http://kut.org/post/update-jeff-tweedy-show-celebrating-cactus-cafe-sold-out <p><strong>Update</strong>: Tickets for this event sold out this morning.</p><p><strong>Original story</strong>: AUSTIN, Texas — May 19, 2014 — The Cactus Cafe, one of Austin's iconic acoustic music traditions, is proud to announce that Jeff Tweedy will perform in the Texas Union Ballroom on Saturday, June 21, as part of the Cactus' yearlong 35<sup>th</sup> anniversary celebration.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:32:36 +0000 Erin Geisler 10442 at http://kut.org Update: Jeff Tweedy Show Celebrating Cactus Cafe Sold Out KUTX's "Summer Jam 2014" brings the Austin Music Map to life, June 21 http://kut.org/post/kutxs-summer-jam-2014-brings-austin-music-map-life-june-21 <p>Austin, Texas — May 22, 2014 — KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience, will bring the Austin Music Map to life in Austin's 78704 neighborhood next month.</p><p>MapJam's "Summer Jam 2014" takes place at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB) on Saturday, June 21. Keeping with the&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.convio.net/site/R?i=9aZO-9bzHCcpS-9veUIziQ" target="_blank">Austin Music Map</a>&nbsp;tradition of featuring the city's best kept musical secrets,&nbsp;Summer Jam will showcase three very different genres of music: Afro-Latin, Cajun and psych-dub.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:24:24 +0000 Erin Geisler 10478 at http://kut.org KUT's "One Day in Dallas" a finalist for a New York Festivals International Radio Awards http://kut.org/post/kuts-one-day-dallas-finalist-new-york-festivals-international-radio-awards <p>AUSTIN, Texas — May 19, 2014 — A KUT News special on the JFK assassination 50 years later is a finalist in the prestigious 2014 New York Festivals® The World’s Best Radio Programs™.</p><p>"<a href="https://soundcloud.com/kutnews/one-day-in-dallas-jfks">One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later,</a>" co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue, is one of four U.S. finalists in the history category.&nbsp;The production, first broadcast Nov. 22, 2013, is one of the first by the core team behind the forthcoming daily news program, <em>Texas Standard</em>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:41:43 +0000 Erin Geisler 10445 at http://kut.org KUTX and Public Media Stations Announce Plans For New Music Discovery Video Platform http://kut.org/post/kutx-and-public-media-stations-announce-plans-new-music-discovery-video-platform <p>PHILADELPHIA –May 15, 2014 — The Corporation for Public Broadcasting today announced a $750,000 grant for a historic collaboration between five public media stations to build a new, national, online music video showcase featuring exclusive live performances of new and emerging bands.</p><p>Code named the "Music X Project," this service plans to launch by the end of 2014.&nbsp; The five founding stations are KCRW in Los Angeles, KTBG in Kansas City, KUTX in Austin, WFUV in New York City, and WXPN in Philadelphia.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:01:46 +0000 Erin Geisler 10423 at http://kut.org KUT News wins four regional Edward R. Murrow awards http://kut.org/post/kut-news-wins-four-regional-edward-r-murrow-awards <p></p><p>AUSTIN, Texas—April 23, 2014—KUT News has won four regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in recognition of excellence in electronic journalism.</p><p>The awards were in the Region 6 (Oklahoma and Texas) large market radio category for the following projects produced in 2013:</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:46:22 +0000 Erin Geisler 10284 at http://kut.org KUT News wins four regional Edward R. Murrow awards KUT's Mose Buchele Receives Charles E. Green Award for Second Consecutive Year http://kut.org/post/kuts-mose-buchele-receives-charles-e-green-award-second-consecutive-year <p>AUSTIN, Texas — April 23, 2014 — For the second year in a row, KUT StateImpact Texas reporter <a href="http://kut.org/people/mose-buchele">Mose Buchele</a> has received the Charles E. Green Award for Best Reporter in the radio category.</p><p>Sponsored by the <a href="http://headlinersfoundation.org/showcase/mose-buchele-kut-austin">Headliners Foundation of Texas</a>, the Charles E. Green Awards honor journalists in Texas who produce the very best news reporting and design.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:33:55 +0000 Erin Geisler 10283 at http://kut.org Sustaining donors continue to shine in KUT and KUTX spring 2014 membership drive http://kut.org/post/sustaining-donors-continue-shine-kut-and-kutx-spring-2014-membership-drive <p>AUSTIN, Texas — April 8, 2014 — Central Texans raised nearly $800,000 to support the news, information and cultural programming on KUT 90.5, Austin's NPR station, and the music programming on KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience.</p><p>Close to 4,500 individuals and businesses participated in the spring membership drive, which began March 26 and concluded at 9 a.m., April 4. Forty-one percent of participants were first-time donors with more than 30 percent of donors becoming sustaining members.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:53:34 +0000 Erin Geisler 10149 at http://kut.org KUT News reporter receives fellowship to study renewables in Europe and lessons for Texas http://kut.org/post/kut-news-reporter-receives-fellowship-study-renewables-europe-and-lessons-texas <p>AUSTIN, Texas — March 25, 2014 — KUT's StateImpact Texas energy and environment reporter <a href="http://kut.org/people/terrence-henry">Terrence Henry</a> has received a fellowship to study the policies that led to the successful deployment of renewable energies like offshore wind and large-scale solar in Europe, and the lessons they could hold for Texas.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:24:19 +0000 Erin Geisler 10033 at http://kut.org KUT News reporter receives fellowship to study renewables in Europe and lessons for Texas KUT News story wins Barbara Jordan Media Award http://kut.org/post/kut-news-story-wins-barbara-jordan-media-award <p>AUSTIN, Texas — March 17, 2014 — A KUT News story about a legally blind man preparing to run the Boston marathon has won the radio category in the 31st Annual <a href="http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/awards/barbara_jordan_media_awards/">Barbara Jordan Media Award</a> sponsored by the <a href="http://www.governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/">Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:29:43 +0000 Erin Geisler 9982 at http://kut.org KUTX 98.9 named "Best Radio Station" in the Austin Chronicle "Best of" Music Awards http://kut.org/post/kutx-989-named-best-radio-station-austin-chronicle-best-music-awards <p>AUSTIN—March 12, 2014—KUTX 98.9 has been voted “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Chronicle’s 32<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;annual music poll.</p><p>This is the first time the station has earned this distinction since KUTX launched last year. Sister station&nbsp;<strong>KUT 90.5</strong>, Austin's NPR station, landed at No. 3&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">in the poll</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:10:19 +0000 Erin Geisler 9954 at http://kut.org KUTX 98.9 named "Best Radio Station" in the Austin Chronicle "Best of" Music Awards KUTX 98.9 helps listeners discover new music and experience the best of SXSW 2014 http://kut.org/post/kutx-989-helps-listeners-discover-new-music-and-experience-best-sxsw-2014 <p>AUSTIN, Texas—March 6, 2014—<a href="http://www.kut.org">KUTX 98.9</a>, The Austin Music Experience, is music fans' go-to source for the Austin and South by Southwest Music experience during the annual conference March 11-16.</p><p>KUTX is delivering SXSW-centric content to help music fans make the most of the week and discover new artists. Special content includes exclusive news updates, artist profiles, interviews, news features, which can also be heard on sister station KUT 90.5, Austin's NPR station.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:15:07 +0000 Erin Geisler 9905 at http://kut.org KUT News earns 10 awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters http://kut.org/post/kut-news-earns-10-awards-texas-associated-press-broadcasters <p>AUSTIN, Texas — March 3, 2014 — KUT, Austin's NPR station, has earned 10 awards — including six first place designations — from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism.</p><p>The following KUT News content produced in 2013 was recognized:</p><p><u>Documentary</u><br />First place: "<a href="http://kut.org/post/kut-newsroom-special-report-remembering-jfks-assassination">One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later</a>," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:18:03 +0000 Erin Geisler 9888 at http://kut.org KUTX Live at the Four Seasons features some of SXSW 2014's most anticipated artists http://kut.org/post/kutx-live-four-seasons-features-some-sxsw-2014s-most-anticipated-artists <p>AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 26, 2014 — No wristband? No problem! Once again KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is partnering with <a href="http://www.fourseasons.com/austin/">Four Seasons Hotel Austin</a> to connect music fans to some of the most anticipated artists at the 2014 SXSW Music Conference, including <a href="http://rodneycrowell.com/">Rodney Crowell</a>, <a href="http://www.shinyribs.org/">Shinyribs</a>, <a href="http://www.ilovelucius.com/">Lucius</a>, <a href="http://wyeoakmusic.com/site/">Wye Oak</a> and <a href="http://tinariwen.com/">Tinariwen</a>.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:52:46 +0000 Erin Geisler 9852 at http://kut.org The Cactus Cafe marks 35th anniversary with a yearlong celebration http://kut.org/post/cactus-cafe-marks-35th-anniversary-yearlong-celebration <p>AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 7, 2014 – <a href="http://cactuscafe.org/">The Cactus Cafe</a>, one of Austin's iconic acoustic music traditions, will mark its 35<sup>th</sup> anniversary with a yearlong celebration beginning Feb. 14.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:08:53 +0000 Erin Geisler 9739 at http://kut.org The Texas Debates: Race for Lieutenant Governor http://kut.org/post/texas-debates-race-lieutenant-governor <p align="center"><strong>Airing on KUT 90.5 at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:41:34 +0000 Erin Geisler 9600 at http://kut.org MapJam celebrates Austin's diverse music scene, Feb. 15 http://kut.org/post/mapjam-celebrates-austins-diverse-music-scene-feb-15 <p align="center"><strong>Eight bands to play unique venues across East Austin</strong></p><p>AUSTIN, Texas — Jan. 13, 2014 — The second annual <a href="http://kutx.org/mapjam">MapJam</a>, a daylong music festival that brings the Austin Music Map to life, will&nbsp;showcase some of the hidden musical spaces in one of the most exciting cities in the world.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:04:54 +0000 Erin Geisler 9528 at http://kut.org