Music and Arts
3:26 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

KUT DJ Michael Crockett Profiled in the Statesman

Even though we work in the media, some of us still get giddy when we see a coworker's picture in a local publication.

The Statesman profiled KUT's Michael Crockett in today's paper. Crockett has hosted the Latin music program Horizontes on KUT 90.5 FM for the past 22 years.

Crockett, who estimates about 40 to 50 Latin music bands call Austin home, has earned his nickname DJ Canoso (gray-haired DJ) after 30 years in the music industry. The 56-year-old Texas native juggles DJ gigs and radio shows with artist management and consulting for world music record companies.

In the early 1970s, Crockett left Houston and arrived in the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital ready to experience Austin's counterculture. Along the way he became "a crazy nut for anything sung, written or filmed in Spanish or Portuguese."

Read the rest of the article here. And be sure to check out Michael's program on Fridays at 1 p.m., right after Texas Music Matters.