News Releases

AUSTIN, Texas – June 1, 2017 – Cactus Cafe and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, present the Cactus Summer Set featuring four of the most talented songwriters of our time. Together, John Fullbright, David Ramirez, Kevin Welch and Dustin Welch will regale music fans with an evening of songs and stories on Friday, June 23.

Hannah McBride/Texas Standard

AUSTIN, Texas – May 12, 2017 – A “Texas Standard” investigative story examining how some juveniles are tried as adults in Texas courts won a First Amendment award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Professional Chapter.

Adult Crime, Adult Time: How Texas Fast-Tracked Kids to Life in Prison, reported and produced by Alain Stephens and freelance journalist Hannah McBride, won a first place First Amendment award in the investigative report category.

AUSTIN, Texas — April 26, 2017 — KUT News and “Texas Standard” have won five 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 2016:

KUT News, Austin’s NPR station

Austin would not be the music town it is without Willie Nelson

AUSTIN, Texas – April 18, 2017 – In celebration of Willie Nelson’s 84th birthday, KUTX 98.9 is dedicating the weekend of April 29 and 30 to all things Willie.

Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

AUSTIN, Texas – April 17, 2017 – “Texas Standard,” the national daily news show of Texas, has won three National Headliner Awards, including Best in Show and first place for the documentary “Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting.”