Press Release

Event
11:58 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Join us for the annual holiday sing-along, tree lighting & downtown stroll with John Aielli

See you at the state Capitol and Congress Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 6

EVENT: The community is invited to kick off the holidays downtown on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the annual Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll hosted by the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience! All events are free and open to the public.

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Membership Drive
4:08 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

New members power KUT and KUTX fall membership drive

New members power KUT and KUTX fall membership drive

AUSTIN, Texas — Oct. 30. 2014 — A record 50 percent of the donations made to KUT 90.5, Austin's NPR station, and KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience, during the fall membership drive were from new members, surpassing the stations’ goal and raising more than $625,000 for programming.

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Event
2:59 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Five news organizations host series of Austin City Council candidate forums

AUSTIN, Texas — Aug. 27 2014 — Five Austin news organizations are hosting a series of candidate forums for the 10 Austin City Council districts and the mayoral race.

“The Austin Chronicle,” “The Austin Monitor,” KUT News, KXAN-TV (NBC affiliate) and Univision are collaborating to host “Ballot Boxing,” a series of in-district Austin City Council candidate debates as a prelude to the city’s geographically-dependent-City Council elections.

The series will include audience participation and, in some cases, live web streaming.

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Awards
2:35 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

KUT's "On My Block" project a finalist for 2014 Online Journalism Award

AUSTIN, Texas — Aug. 26, 2014 — “On My Block,” an online project aimed at amplifying citizen voices in Austin's new City Council District 1, is a finalist for a 2014 Online Journalism Award from the Online News Association.

“On My Block” is one of four finalists in the “small feature” category.

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KUTX Programming
1:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

KUTX Brings John Aielli (Back) to Drive Time

KUTX schedule beginning Sept. 1, 2014

KUTX Brings John Aielli (Back) to Drive Time and Adjusts Special Programs to Create a More Consistent Listening Experience, Beginning Sept. 1

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 18, 2014 – KUTX 98.9 is changing the air times of some shows and discontinuing others in order to more consistently deliver on its mission of reflecting the Austin Music Experience.

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Awards
10:01 am
Tue July 22, 2014

KUT News wins six awards from Houston Press Club

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.

Politics reporter Ben Philpott earned first place for "Radio Journalist of the Year," while city reporter Joy Diaz earned second place in the category.

Four KUT stories and series also won awards:

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Awards
8:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

KUT's 'One Day in Dallas' wins New York Festivals International Radio Award

The front page of The Dallas Times Herald after President Kennedy's assassination, on display by the Texas State Archives and Library Commission.
Credit Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT

AUSTIN, Texas — June 24, 2014 — A KUT 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™. 

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Awards
10:49 am
Wed June 11, 2014

KUT News wins fourth National Edward R. Murrow Award

AUSTIN, Texas—June 11, 2014 — A KUT News story about a legally blind Austinite running the Boston Marathon has won a National Edward R. Murrow award in recognition of outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.

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Event
1:24 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

What’s behind the North Texas Quakes? A KERA/StateImpact Texas discussion, June 18

Event: Dallas' KERA and KUT's StateImpact Texas will host community event exploring What’s Behind the North Texas Quakes?

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Cactus Cafe
10:32 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Jeff Tweedy show celebrates Cactus Cafe 35th anniversary

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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 35th anniversary celebration.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. CDT on Friday, May 23, at CactusCafe.org. Tickets for this fund raising event are $85 and general admission. The 700-seat Texas Union Ballroom is the smallest venue on Tweedy's summer tour.

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Event
2:24 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

KUTX's "Summer Jam 2014" brings the Austin Music Map to life, June 21

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.

MapJam's "Summer Jam 2014" takes place at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB) on Saturday, June 21. Keeping with the Austin Music Map tradition of featuring the city's best kept musical secrets, Summer Jam will showcase three very different genres of music: Afro-Latin, Cajun and psych-dub.

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Awards
2:41 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

KUT's "One Day in Dallas" a finalist for a New York Festivals International Radio Awards

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™.

"One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue, is one of four U.S. finalists in the history category. The production, first broadcast Nov. 22, 2013, is one of the first by the core team behind the forthcoming daily news program, Texas Standard

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Music video collaboration
10:01 am
Thu May 15, 2014

KUTX and public media stations announce plans for new music discovery video platform

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.

Code named the "Music X Project," this service plans to launch by the end of 2014.  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. 

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Awards
11:46 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KUT News wins four regional Edward R. Murrow awards

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.

The awards were in the Region 6 (Oklahoma and Texas) large market radio category for the following projects produced in 2013:

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Awards
11:33 am
Wed April 23, 2014

KUT's Mose Buchele Receives Charles E. Green Award for Second Consecutive Year

AUSTIN, Texas — April 23, 2014 — For the second year in a row, KUT StateImpact Texas reporter Mose Buchele has received the Charles E. Green Award for Best Reporter in the radio category.

Sponsored by the Headliners Foundation of Texas, the Charles E. Green Awards honor journalists in Texas who produce the very best news reporting and design.

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Membership Drive
9:53 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Sustaining donors continue to shine in KUT and KUTX spring 2014 membership drive

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.

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.

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Awards
3:24 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

KUT News reporter receives fellowship to study renewables in Europe and lessons for Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — March 25, 2014 — KUT's StateImpact Texas energy and environment reporter Terrence Henry 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.

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Awards
4:29 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

KUT News story wins Barbara Jordan Media Award

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 Barbara Jordan Media Award sponsored by the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities.

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Awards
11:10 am
Wed March 12, 2014

KUTX 98.9 named "Best Radio Station" in the Austin Chronicle "Best of" Music Awards

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.

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SXSW 2014
3:15 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

KUTX 98.9 helps listeners discover new music and experience the best of SXSW 2014

AUSTIN, Texas—March 6, 2014—KUTX 98.9, 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.

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.

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