News Releases

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.

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 "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