Press Release

Awards
10:29 am
Thu April 23, 2015

KUT News wins two regional Edward R. Murrow awards

AUSTIN, Texas — April 23, 2015 — KUT News has won two 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 2014:

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Spring 2015 Membership Drive
10:19 am
Thu April 16, 2015

New and business circle members fuel KUT and KUTX spring membership drive

AUSTIN, Texas — April 16, 2015 — Central Texans have helped KUT and KUTX public radio raise more than $500,000 to deliver independent local and national journalism, and hand-picked music that reflects the Austin music experience during the spring 2015 on-air fund drive.

The semi-annual fund drive began on April 7 and ended a day early – April 14 – thanks to a buy-back initiative in which listeners bought back a day of the on-air fund drive by raising $125,000 before the start of the drive.

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Awards
12:44 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

KUT News wins 11 awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters

AUSTIN, Texas — March 26, 2015 — KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, earned 11 awards, including five first-place designations, from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism.

The awards were earned in the Division A, large market radio news category in the reporter, feature, documentary, digital, special content, spot news and specialty and categories. The following content produced in 2014 was recognized:

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Awards
11:37 am
Tue March 10, 2015

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

AUSTIN—March 10, 2015—KUTX 98.9 was voted “Best Radio Station” and “Twine Time” was named “Best Radio Program” in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Austin Music Industry Awards.

This is the second time the station has earned this distinction since launching in January 2013. Sister station KUT 90.5, Austin's NPR station, landed at No. 3 in the poll.

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SXSW 2015
10:27 am
Fri March 6, 2015

KUTX presents multi-station public radio broadcast and webcast from SXSW Radio Day Stage on March 20

Live concert will feature Twin Shadow, Gang of Four, Ryan Bingham, Best Coast, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, and Courtney Barnett

AUSTIN, Texas — March 5, 2015 — KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is one of five top public radio stations presenting a special concert and live radio broadcast and webcast from the SXSW Public Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center on Friday, March 20.

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Event
10:05 am
Wed February 25, 2015

'KUTX Live at the Four Seasons' Connects Fans to Some of SXSW 2015's Most Anticipated Artists

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 25, 2015 — No wristband? No problem! Once again KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is partnering with Four Seasons Hotel Austin to connect music fans to some of the most anticipated artists at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference, including Delta Spirit and Chuck Prophet, and those poised to break out. 

KUTX 98.9 will air four early morning broadcasts live from the Four Seasons Austin Hotel Ballroom from 7 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 20, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 21.

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Programming
8:57 am
Mon February 9, 2015

'Texas Standard' to Connect Texans to Stories Around the State and Globe

New statewide public radio news magazine to originate from Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 9, 2015 — Texans have a new source for expansive coverage of local, national and international news — from a distinctly Texas perspective — with the launch of “Texas Standard,” the national daily news show of Texas.

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Event
4:08 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

MapJam celebrates Austin's diverse music scene, Feb. 21

                                  Nine bands to play unique venues across East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Jan. 20, 2015 — The third annual MapJam, a daylong music festival that brings the Austin Music Map to life, will showcase some of the hidden musical spaces in one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

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Event
10:11 am
Tue December 16, 2014

StoryCorps, the groundbreaking oral history organization, to visit Austin

KUT 90.5 will host StoryCorps for four weeks to help record the stories of local residents

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 16, 2014 – StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in Austin from Jan. 5-31 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.

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Event
11:08 am
Mon December 15, 2014

KUTX 98.9 celebrates 2nd birthday with concert featuring Jenny Lewis, tUnE-yArDs and Shakey Graves

AUSTIN, Texas—Dec. 15, 2014 — Capping off a second year of delivering the Austin Music Experience, KUTX 98.9 is producing a second birthday party and benefit concert, featuring Jenny Lewis, tUnE-yArDs and Shakey Graves, on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at the Bass Concert Hall.

Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday, Dec. 19, at Texas Performing Arts. Proceeds benefit KUTX 98.9.

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Press Releases
12:24 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

KUT 90.5 shuffles weekend and late evening schedules to group shows with similar sensibilities

“Bullseye” with Jesse Thorn comes to KUT Saturdays at 1 p.m.

AUSTIN, Texas — Dec. 9, 2014 — KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, is shuffling some of its weekend and late evening programs to bring listeners a fresh mix of the original and innovative public radio Austin’s NPR station is known for.

Beginning Saturday, Dec. 13, KUT’s midday and evening shows will be grouped together to reflect a similar sound, sensibility and personality. Some old favorites will have new start times.

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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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