Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Susan Castle


, Mon-Fri 9am - 12pm

What musical experience most set you on the path to a career in radio?

I listened to a lot of great radio in Chicago growing up, but never dreamed that I’d be on it! My unexpected path started with my stinking up the airwaves at a radio station in a NW Indiana farm town and has been pure serendipity ever since.

What’s your favorite Austin music experience so far?

Not sure I can pinpoint one music event during my 27 years in Austin which began at Liberty Lunch and the Austin Opry House, to having The Backyard 5 minutes from my actual backyard, to 26 SXSWs, to every ACL Fest, to my crazy, hazy days at KGSR and eventually landing at KUT & KUTX as the cherry on top of this amazing musical sundae?! An impossible task, I’m afraid.

Why public rather than commercial radio?

It’s all about making music fiends happy, not wall street shareholders.

How do you spend your time when you’re not spinning records on the air?

Cooking, eating, watching shows about cooking and eating, gardening, traveling, face timing my darling daughter who’s in college, dog wrangling, and soon, being in water.

Finish the sentence: “Austin Music Is ….”

… the soundtrack to a fun, friendly and free-spirited city.