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Community Support All Around

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

KUTX general manager Stewart Vanderwilt, left, helps present a check for $75,000 to the Seton Shivers Cancer Center as part of our SXSW partnership with the Four Seasons Austin.

At KUTX, we are dedicated to providing you the authentic Austin Music Experience. In order to do that we have to be out in the community, and with your support, we are. We cover the music festivals that happen in Austin–SXSW, ACL, Map Jam, Old Settler’s, Fun Fun Fun and others. We also provide live music for you to enjoy from these festivals, the Four Seasons Hotel, the San Jose Hotel, the Paramount Stateside Theatre and other event locations.

We work hard to find community partners that will help us promote the Austin Music Experience. Then we open the doors and invite like-minded Austin music lovers as well as broadcast that music on 98.9. Through your support we put our resources to use to make this happen for everyone.

We hope you’ll take this opportunity to make a gift today to support the radio you hear and the institution that helps define Austin.

You Help Us Discover Great Music

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You Help Us Discover Great Music

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

Amanda Shires in Studio 1A

Every day on KUTX is a day of musical discovery. The on-air hosts work hard to make sure you hear new artists and old favorites every time you listen. From Amy Cook to Spoon to Willie Nelson, our staff listens to thousands of hours of music each year to ensure you hear the very best.

By the time a new CD is released, like Amanda Shires’ “Down Fell The Doves,” the KUTX staff has already listened to it several times. They spend time on each song determining the most powerful tracks.

It is listener support that makes all of that possible. Donations by listeners – like you – guarantee that KUTX can pay for equipment to listen to all of those CDs. Please consider making a gift today. You’ll be glad you did, and you can listen knowing that you’ve done your part.

Thank you so much.

Pledge to Win Jeff’s Hand-Picked Box Set

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Pledge to Win Jeff’s Hand-Picked Box Set

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

When you call 512-471-6291 or make a gift online during Left of the Dial, you will be entered into a drawing for a box set of 42 CDs hand-picked by Jeff McCord. As the music director of KUTX Jeff knows how to put together a great compilation of music.

As always, sustaining members are automatically entered into this membership drive drawing. Become a sustaining member today. It couldn’t be any easier.

Here is the list of CDs the winner of the drawing will receive:

Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Various – Bob Dylan in the 80’s
Bruce Springsteen- High Hopes
Nick Waterhouse – Holly
Broken Bells – After the Disco
Real Estate – Atlas
The Notwist- Close to the Glass
Shearwater- Fellow Travelers
Dum Dum Girls- Too True
Dessa- Parts of Speech
Washed Out- Paracosm
Okkervil River- The Silver Gymnasium
Laura Marling- Once I was an Eagle
Neko Case- The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Blitzen Trapper- VII
Uncle Tepelo- No Depression
Dan Croll- Sweet Disarray
Hurray For Riff Raff- Small Town Heroes
Blood Orange- Cupid Deluxe
Willie Nelson- To All The Girls
Golden Suits- Golden Suits
Anna Calvi- One Breath
Patty Griffin – Silver Bells
Okkervil River – The Silvr Gymnasium
Thievery Corporation – Saudade
Sarah Jarosz- Build Me Up From Bones
Mike Doughty- Circles Super Bon Bon
Kings of Leon- Mechanical Bull
Valerie June- Pushin’ Against A Stone
King Khan & The Shrines- Idle No More
The Clash- Hits Back
Derrick Hodge- Live Today
Soundtrack: Inside Llewyn Davis
Rodney Crowell- Tarpaper Sky
Elvis Costello and The Roots- Wise Up Ghost
Gov’t Mule- Shout!
Dan Croll- Sweet Disarray
Temples- Sun Structures
Kaiser Chiefs- Education, Education, Education, & War
Broncho- Can’t Get Past The Lips
Tinariwen- Emmaar
Beck- Morning Phase

Public radio works because of you

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Public radio works because of you

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

While our membership drive is an intense period of activity around the station, it’s also an important reminder of our special connection to the community and why so many of us have chosen to work in public media.

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

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.

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

Pledge to Win Jody’s Hand-Picked Box Set

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Pledge to Win Jody’s Hand-Picked Box Set

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014

The drawing for this set of CDs is over. But don’t let that stop you from donating to KUTX!

Love music? Then you’ll love this hand-picked set of CDs. Jody Denberg has saved a stack of his favorites and put them together for a one-of-a-kind box set! If you are a music lover who has not committed to pledging your support for KUTX, now is the time to do so. When you pledge today during Eklektikos with Jody Denberg (from 9am-Noon), you will be entered into a drawing for a set of 35 CDs!

One of the CDs will be signed by Patty Griffin. She’s going to be in our studios during the pledge drive so we’re going to hand her a Sharpie and ask her to autograph American Kid.

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

When you call 512-471-6291 or make your pledge online, you will be entered into this one-of-a-kind drawing. And, of course, your gift will help Jody curate musical shows on KUTX each and every weekday. Your support makes all you listen to on KUTX possible.

Thank you!

JODY’s 35 DISC GRAB BAG!

BONUS DISC: AUOTGRAPHED COPY OF PATTY GRIFFIN’S AMERICAN KID

Amy Cook – Summer Skin
Beck – Morning Phase
Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
Coldplay Live 2012 (CD/DVD)
Dan Croll – Sweet Disarray
Elvis Costello & The Roots – Wise Up
Gomez – How We Operate
Gov’t Mule – Shout (2-CDs)
Guy Clark – My Favorite Picture Of You
The Head And The Heart – Let’s Be Still
John Fogerty – Wrote A Song For Everyone
Kaiser Chiefs – – In Education, Education, Education & War
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – Cheater’s Game
The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Deluxe Edition) (CD/DVD)
Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight…
Paul Simon – Over The Bridge Of Time: A Retrospective (2-CDs)
Poi Dog Pondering – Audio Love Letter
Rodney Crowell – Tarpaper Sky
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers f/Edie Brickell – Live (CD/DVD)
Uncle Tupelo – No Depresson (2-CDs)
Valerie June – Pushin’ Against A Stone
Various Artists – Bob Dylan In The 80s – Volume One: A Tribute
Various Artists – Sweetheart
Various Artists – Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Willie Nelson – To All The Girls
Court Yard Hounds – Amelita
The Clash – Hits Back (2 CDs)