AUSTIN—March 12, 2014—KUTX 98.9 has been voted “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Chronicle’s 32nd annual music poll.
This is the first time the station has earned this distinction since KUTX launched last year. Sister station KUT 90.5, Austin's NPR station, landed at No. 3 in the poll.
"It’s been an amazing first year for KUTX and winning an Austin Music Award is the perfect way to cap off the year," said Matt Reilly, KUTX program director. "It’s very humbling and we are extremely honored that our hometown audience has responded so positively to what we’re doing. Thank you!"
KUTX's “Twine Time,” hosted by Paul Ray, came in at number two on the list of “Best Radio Music Programs,” followed by "Eklektikos" (4) hosted by John Aielli and "Old School Dance Party" (7) hosted by John E. Dee.
Four KUTX music hosts were recognized in the “Best Radio Personality” category including Ray (4); Aielli(5); Dee (7) and Laurie Gallardo (9).
The Cactus Cafe, which is programmed by KUT 90.5 and KUTX 98.9, was recognized (2) in the “Best Acoustic Venue” category.
A complete listing of winners is available online.
Austin music poll winners will be honored during the Austin Music Awards at Austin Ballroom in the Austin Convention Center at 7 p.m. today.
The Austin Music Awards will feature The Youngbloods Choir, Church on Monday with special guestRay Benson, Francis Preve, Lucinda Williams, the Texas Tornados and the Minor Mishap Marching Band. We hope to see you at the Austin Ballroom in the Austin Convention Center on Wednesday, March 12, for this Austin tradition. Details on how to attend are online.
The Austin Music Awards are presented by The Austin Chronicle, SXSW and Cap Metro Mobile App, and benefit the SIMS Foundation. Sponsors of the Austin Music Awards include Greystar Apartment Homes, KUTX, Guitar Center, AT&T with GigaPower, and Planet K. This year, the Music Awards show will air live on America’s longest, continually running community television station, channelAustin (Channel 10).
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 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; 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, @KUTX on Twitter and Instagram, and on Flickr.
About the Austin Chronicle
The Austin Chronicle celebrates 33 years as Austin’s independent news source, covering music, film, arts, and politics, with 195,000 readers per week in the greater Austin metropolitan area. The Chronicle is the eloquent and incisive voice of the city, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. The Austin Chronicle is available at over 1,800 locations every Thursday. For more information, go to www.austinchronicle.com.