Press Release

Event
2:03 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing Along, Tree Lighting and Downtown Stroll at the Capitol and Congress Ave.

EVENT: The Downtown Austin Alliance and KUT News 90.5 and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, invite the community to start their holidays downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, during the annual Holiday Sing Along and Downtown Stroll! All events are free and open to the public.

The evening starts at 6 p.m. when crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing the songs of the season during KUTX 98.9 "Eklektikos" host John Aielli’s Holiday Sing Along.

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Event
10:43 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Candidates for Travis County Judge and County Commissioner Pct 2 to participate in forum, Dec. 9

Event: KUT News 90.5, Austin's NPR news affiliate, and In Fact Daily, Austin's daily electronic newswire covering city hall and local politics, present a candidate forum for the contested primaries in the races for the Democratic nominations for Travis County Judge and Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2.

Travis County Judge candidates Andy Brown and Sarah Eckhardt, and Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2 candidates Garry Brown, Richard Jung and Brigid Shea, will participate in the forum, which will be moderated by KUT News reporter Joy Diaz.

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Awards
2:24 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Two KUT News reporters recognized by the Headliner's Foundation of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 5, 2013 — KUT StateImpact Texas reporters Mose Buchele and Terrence Henry have each received Charles E. Green Awards for Excellence in Journalism in recognition of the very best news reporting and design.

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Programming
2:20 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

KUT News and "In Fact Daily" collaborate to report on city hall

AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 5, 2013 —In Fact Daily, Austin's daily electronic newswire covering city hall and local politics, and KUT News are collaborating on coverage in an effort to help Central Texans engage in civic life.

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Event
12:58 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

KUTX 98.9 and Sound Opinions "Desert Island Jukebox" meet up, Friday, Nov. 1

Event: Join fellow music fans for a "Sound Opinions" Desert Island Jukebox Happy Hour. KUTX Program Director Matt Reilly will host and WBEZ Chicago's "Sound Opinions" will provide the soundtrack – with a little help from listeners in Austin and beyond!

What is your favorite Texas-themed track? What are the best songs about Texas? The best songs by Texas artists? Share your music picks via interact@soundopinions.org. "Sound Opinion" will handpick the best to play and you'll be eligible to win "Sound Opinions" prizes.

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Membership Drive
12:02 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Sustaining Donors Shine in KUT and KUTX Fall 2013 Membership Drive

AUSTIN, Texas — Oct. 28, 2013 — KUT 90.5 and KUTX 98.9 concluded their fall membership drive by raising more than $800,000 to support the local and national news and information programming on KUT, and the Austin Music Experience on KUTX.

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Programming
12:43 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

'The Long Game,' a documentary on Texas public school curriculum, to air on KUT

Austin, TEXAS — Oct. 10, 2013 — KUT 90.5 presents the world premiere of a new radio documentary, The Long Game: Texas’ Ongoing Battle for the Direction of the Classroom, on Sunday, Oct. 13, and again on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7pm. Produced by Trey Kay (producer of The Great Textbook War, which was honored with Peabody, Murrow, and DuPont Awards), Long Game delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content, which have ebbed and flowed in the Lone Star State for the past fifty years.

We cannot lose Texas. If we lose the education in Texas we lose the entire country.”  —Glenn Beck, television and radio host

“In Texas, we have a kind of petri dish where they grow the cultures to see which of those ideological aspects will be most easily adopted into the classroom and which ones need more tweaking.” —Kathy Miller, President of the Texas Freedom Network

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