KUTX 98.9 named "Best Radio Station" in the Austin Chronicle Music Industry Awards for Third Year
AUSTIN, Texas —March 8, 2016—KUTX 98.9 was voted “Best Radio Station,” while “Twine Time” and its longtime host Paul Ray were named “Best Radio Program” and “Best Radio Host” respectively in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Austin Music Industry Awards last night at the Palm Door.
This is the third consecutive year the station has earned the “Best Radio Station” distinction since launching in January 2013.
It’s the second consecutive year “Twine Time” has won the “Best Radio Program” category. Ray, who hosted “Twine Time” for nearly 40 years, died in January.
“This past year has been a roller coaster for us. The high being the validation of all the work we’ve done to bring you our best approximation of the Austin Music Experience and receiving this award for the third consecutive year. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” said Matt Reilly, KUTX program director. “The low, of course, was the loss of a member of our family – Paul Ray. His impact on Austin and Texas music was enormous and we miss him terribly. We will do our utmost to be good stewards of Paul’s legacy and the local music scene that he helped create.”
A complete listing of winners is available online.
About KUTX 98.9, 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 Artist of the Month and the KUTX Song of the Day, as well as KUTX Live events that connect music fans to local and national talent. More at kutx.org.
About the Austin Chronicle
“The Austin Chronicle” is an independent, locally owned and operated alternative newsweekly that reflects the heart and soul of Austin. Boasting a readership of 586,000 weekly, the Chronicle addresses the community's political and environmental concerns, expresses Austin's rich cultural scene, and provides in-depth coverage of the Capital City's live music and entertainment venues, performing arts centers, restaurants, recreational activities, and outdoor excursions. Special annual issues include "Best of Austin," the First Plates Restaurant Awards, the Austin Music Awards, and the Short Story Contest. For more information, go to www.austinchronicle.com.
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