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.

Community Support All Around

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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!