Holly Gaete

Membership Director

KUT is proud to be the Austin home for storytelling shows like “This American Life,” “Snap Judgment” and “The Moth Radio Hour.” These shows enhance daily lives because of the connection that is created between the storyteller and the listener.

Our mission at KUT is to celebrate the power of the human voice – and these shows directly reflect that.

Though its history is short, the legacy of “Texas Standard” already big. “Texas Standard” is the name of the news magazine that will begin daily production early in 2015. However, KUT has already started to air segments produced by “Texas Standard.”

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When you make your $100 monthly gift, you’ll be entered into the KUT Leadership Circle. Members of this group receive invitations to exclusive events, early ticket purchase opportunities and opportunities to meet public radio personalities.

Leadership Circle Members say the best thing about giving $100 a month is knowing that they are doing their part to support public radio in Central Texas.

Filipa Rodrigues for KUT

  Each morning KUT News reporters meet to discuss the news of the day and determine which stories are impacting civic life in Central Texas. Then, the reporter is off to conduct interviews, record sound and gather background information.

When education reporter Kate McGee reports on the Austin Independent School District she talks with AISD employees on the phone followed by a visit to AISD headquarters or a school campus to learn more and capture photos and audio.

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KUT News has reported on the switch from at-large representation on city council to district representation from the beginning.  KUT News has been describing each step from when the initiative was just a proposal on a ballot to now when candidates’ names for each district are on the ballot.

KUT is proud to be the Austin home for NPR shows including, “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” airing at 10 a.m. Saturdays.

We’re excited that the show will be performed in Austin on Nov. 6 from the Bass Concert Hall. If you didn’t get tickets to this sold-out show, don’t despair. Donate to KUT by 11:59 p.m. today for a chance to win a pair of VIP Experience tickets, including a pre-show VIP party and a post-show back-stage party with dessert.

If you’re a Sustaining Member, you’re already entered into the drawing. If you aren’t a Sustaining Member – what are you waiting for? Donate now!

Thanks so much for your support. It pays for programs like “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!”

In the meantime, have you ever wondered how host Peter Sagal comes up with those one-liners? Take a behind-the-scenes video above, but watch at your own risk. It’s not pretty.

Photo by Callie Hernandez for KUT News

When news happens in Austin, there is one place to go to hear the complete story: KUT News. Local reporters give the context behind the story and explain how it impacts you. Some of the stories that have made an impact with local listeners include Joy Diaz’s report on the program at Seton and Brackenridge Hospitals that ensures patients don’t face death alone.

Our Fall Membership Drive has seen an unprecedented number of KUT listeners become first-time donors. It’s not too late to make your first-time gift – and when you do it today by 9 a.m. you can be part of something special!  

One long-time KUT donor has contributed $5,000 to encourage even more new donors. This donor is very enthused about KUT’s campaign to get more people involved in Austin-based public radio. This generous donor has challenged all of us to make a positive difference here in Austin.  

So here’s the goal: We are trying have 150 people become first-time donors today by 9 a.m.!


KUT delivers the real Austin story every day, thanks to the generous financial support of its listeners.

Keep the smart news coming by becoming a sustaining member at KUT.org as part of our Fall Membership Drive. When you do, we’ll enter your name into a drawing for a VIP experience for two to see Sting, brought to you by Circuit of the Americas and ACL Live.

This VIP package is worth $1,500 and includes free refreshments. Just make your gift before 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 15,  and you’ll be entered to win.

Membership Drive FAQ

Oct 8, 2013

Thanks so much for your interest in the KUT Membership Drive. We wanted to put all the links you might need in one helpful spot.

Click here to make a sustaining gift.
What are sustainers? People who give month after month indefinitely. They provide the station with a steady source of reliable income.