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Posted by on Oct 21, 2014

We’re just kicking off the Fall Membership Drive at your stations–KUTX and KUT. It’s our twice-a-year hands-on reminder of our special connection to the community and why so many of us have chosen to work in public media.

When you support KUTX and KUT it’s an expression of our reflection of the Austin Music Experience and your trust in our ability to engage audiences in Austin civic life. When people call in their pledge or donate online, many of them share comments about the role we play in their daily lives.

“Thanks for exposing me to so many great new Artist! KUTX is an Austin Treasure.”

“10 bucks a month to hear some of the best up and coming artists, and artists who might not otherwise be heard on the radio, no brainer, keep it up, love this station.”

“I’m known at the office as ‘the lady who always listens to NPR’ so it’s only right that #isupportkut by becoming a sustaining member @KUT”

“I became a sustaining member today! Thank you @KUT & @KUTX for so many years of great public radio – keep it up! #isupportkut #isupportkutx”

“As a relatively new Texan, KUT helps me feel more connected to my new home. Your thoughtful, investigative reporting helps me to be a good citizen in our community.”

“Haven’t touched the dial since I set it to 98.9! Love Fridays with ‘Old School Dance Party’ and ‘Left of the Dial.’ And Sunday mornings in the shop with Jay and Jody? Perfect!”

“I had reservations about two stations, one talk and one music, but I have found some great talk shows that I now listen to regularly and the old music standbys that I have enjoyed for years are still there as well.”

“Thank you for bringing the best local, national, and global perspective to Austin. You guys are the berries.”

We are asking for 2,000 new members during this Membership Drive. Just fill out this simple online form to make your first-ever pledge. If you’ve never donated to public radio but have been listening for years, it’s easy and it’ll make you feel good. If you’re new to Austin and you’ve been listening to KUTX and KUT since you’ve arrived, please take the few short minutes it takes to become a member.

Listener comments remind us why we do what we do each and every day. So keep those comments coming by calling (512) 471-6291 or by donating online. You can also tweet about it by using #isupportkutx.

Thank you to all the individuals, Leadership Circle members and business circle members. We can’t do this without you!

Jeff Tweedy Sold Out for the Texas Union Ballroom

Cactus Cafe

Jeff Tweedy Sold Out for the Texas Union Ballroom

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Tickets to the June 21, 2014 performance are all SOLD OUT!

KUTX presents this special concert benefiting Cactus Cafe’s mission to bring you unique intimate listening experiences. The show is part of a year long 35 Anniversary celebration of the Cactus Cafe.

With Special Guests: The Handsome Family

As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that the co-founder of alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers.

Our apologies to all the people who tried unsuccessfully in getting tickets. The demand was extremely high to say the least. The few hundred tickets that were available sold out in seconds, literally, because there were well more than 5,000 people trying to get them. We appreciate the interest and support, of course, but know that we’re also going to make some changes to try and alleviate site issues in the future.

Thank You for Supporting Public Radio

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Thank You for Supporting Public Radio

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014

Thank you for making our spring membership drive a success! It’s businesses and individuals like you that enable us provide the musical heartbeat of our community on KUTX and for KUT to be Austin’s NPR station.

Nearly 4,500 of you helped to raise $750,000 to pay for the programming that Central Texans have come to rely on for news, information and music each and every day.

While we’ve returned to our regular programming, it’s not too late to snag one of our Thank You gifts. We will stop offering thank you gifts at midnight Wednesday so that we can order your gifts and deliver them in a timely manner.

Again, thank you for supporting public radio!

Pledge Today for a Chance at Tickets to X Games

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Pledge Today for a Chance at Tickets to X Games

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

Don’t leave us hanging. Make your donation today!

Make your gift  by midnight tonight, April 2, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a pair of 3-Day X Games Experience event tickets with reserved amphitheater seating. The X Games will take place at Circuit of the Americas from June 5-8, 2014. KUTX is proud to be the local music partner for the event. In fact, we’re coordinating the lineup of local artists that you’ll get to see if you’re our lucky winner or if you decide to go on your own.

If you were planning on making a gift, we hope this drawing gives you an extra incentive to make it today.

With your support, we’ll continue to bring you an authentic Austin Music Experience on KUTX 98.9 and smart news 24/7 on KUT 90.5 Austin’s NPR Station. Please consider making a contribution to support the programming you enjoy.

Since this is a drawing, sustaining members are already entered! To make your sustaining pledge, please click here.

Thanks very much!

Pledge Today for a Chance at Tickets to The National

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Pledge Today for a Chance at Tickets to The National

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

Pledge your support by midnight tonight, April 1, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to see The National at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin. The concert is Wednesday, April 23. The band’s first two shows that week are already sold out, so put your name in the hopper for a chance at free tickets.

A while back we highlighted The National with our Song of the Day pick. It’s still available, have a listen.

If you were planning on making a gift we hope this drawing gives you an extra incentive to make it today.

With your support, we’ll continue to bring you an authentic Austin Music Experience on KUTX 98.9 and smart news 24/7 on KUT 90.5 Austin’s NPR Station. Please consider making a contribution to support the programming you enjoy.

Since this is a drawing, sustaining members are already entered! To make your sustaining pledge, please click here.

Thanks very much!

PS. You can buy tickets to the show as well.