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KUTX 98.9 Named 'Best Radio Station' In Annual Readers’ Poll For Fifth Year

AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 28, 2019 – Once again, Central Texans have voted KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience, “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Austin Music poll.

This is the fifth time KUTX 98.9 has been named “Best Radio Station” in the annual readers’ poll since the station launched six years ago.

“It is very gratifying and humbling to know that our work on behalf of the Austin music scene is resonating with so many,” said Matt Reilly, KUTX program director. “Only in Austin – and only through the support of listeners and members – could a group of music nerds be given the keys to a radio station and take these kind of risks. Thank you!”

The complete listing of Austin Music Award winners is available online

Earlier this month, readers voted KUTX host and longtime Austin music champion Jody Denberg into the Austin Music Industry Hall of Fame, and KUTX host Laurie GallardoBest Radio Personality” for the third consecutive year. The awards were announced at the fifth annual Austin Music Industry Awards (Feb. 17), celebrating the behind-the-scenes talent in the record stores, instrument shops, recording studios and the press.

Denberg hosts music from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Fridays. He hosts and co-produces the KUTX “Ones to Watch” series profiling artists poised to break out during SXSW.

Gallardo was named “Best Radio Personality” by Austin Chronicle readers for the third consecutive year. She hosts music from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday on KUTX 98.9. She also produces the Austin Music Minute, which shines the spotlight on live music shows around town six days a week.

A complete listing of Austin Music Industry Award winners is online.

About KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience
Named “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Music Awards poll five out of the past six years, KUTX 98.9 is the destination for new music from the artists driving the sound of Austin today – from new and local artists, to music that has stood the test of time. 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

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


Contact: Erin Geisler, (512) 475-8071

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