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.
"Our team at KUTX works hard every day to connect our audience to music that’s made here and played here. We’re fortunate to be in such a musical hotbed, and the musicians here in town play a huge part in making Austin a great place to live,” said Matt Reilly, KUTX program director. “I can’t think of a higher honor than for the citizens of this incredible and diverse music town to recognize us in this way. Thank you!”
KUTX's “Twine Time,” hosted by Paul Ray, was named “Best Radio Program,” followed by "Eklektikos" (3), hosted by John Aielli and “Horizontes” (7), hosted by Michael Crockett.
Four KUTX music hosts were recognized in the “Best Radio Personality” category, including Aielli (2), Crockett (4), Laurie Gallardo (5) and John E. Dee (10) who hosts "Old School Dance Party.”
The Cactus Cafe, which is programmed by KUT 90.5 and KUTX 98.9, was recognized (7) in the “Best Club Sound” category.
A complete listing of winners is available online.
About KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience
In January 2013, KUT launched KUTX 98.9, an all-music station focused on the Austin Music Experience. KUTX 98.9 features fresh, cutting-edge music, alongside iconic songs and established artists who continue to inspire. Programming includes more than 300 live, one-of-a-kind performances in Studio 1A each year; the Austin Music Minute, the KUTX Song of the Day; and the Austin Music Map featuring some of the unlikely places where music is being made. More at kutx.org.
About the Austin Chronicle
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