News Releases

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.

KUT News story wins Barbara Jordan Media Award

Mar 17, 2014

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.

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.

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.

AUSTIN, Texas — March 3, 2014 — KUT, Austin's NPR station, has earned 10 awards — including six first place designations — from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism.

The following KUT News content produced in 2013 was recognized:

Documentary
First place: "One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue

AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 26, 2014 — 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 2014 SXSW Music Conference, including Rodney Crowell, Shinyribs, Lucius, Wye Oak and Tinariwen.

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 7, 2014 – The Cactus Cafe, one of Austin's iconic acoustic music traditions, will mark its 35th anniversary with a yearlong celebration beginning Feb. 14.

The Texas Debates: Race for Lieutenant Governor

Jan 21, 2014

Airing on KUT 90.5 at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27

Eight bands to play unique venues across East Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Jan. 13, 2014 — The second 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 exciting cities in the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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