KUTX at The Airport

Austin Music Experience

KUTX at The Airport

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

You can hear Austin music on your radio, live in venues across the city, and … at baggage claim, too! KUTX has teamed up with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to bring The Austin Music Experience – a 24-hour all-Austin music mix –  to travelers visiting Austin from all over the globe. Whenever you find yourself at the airport, you’ll hear Austin artists in your ears. And just like the mix you’ve come to expect from KUTX, you and your fellow travelers will hear the next wave of Austin musicians – like Molly Burch, Mobley, and Walker Lukens – played right alongside Austin legends like Willie Nelson and Spoon. Check out the playlist below!

KUTX is also proud to support live music programming at the airport at the new Heart of Austin center at the airport. See the schedule of performances here.

New to Austin and/or KUTX? Welcome! KUTX is a non-profit, community-supported public radio station based at the University of Texas in Austin. Our mission: to bring you closer to the Austin Music Experience. You can tune in at 98.9 FM when in Austin, or stream us online wherever you are. Enjoy your stay here in Austin – whether it’s an hour, a week, or you’ve decided to stay for good – and thanks for tuning in to The Austin Music Experience. We’re glad you’re here!

Want to learn even more about Austin music? Check out some great performances on the Austin page of NPR Live Sessions, or browse KUTX’s calendar for shows to catch while you’re in Austin.


International Women’s Day 2020


International Women’s Day 2020

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a worldwide day of recognition and action for women and girls. KUTX is participating in the best way we know how: with music!

For four years now, KUTX has celebrated this annual event with special programming, curated by the women of KUTX. (We were even recognized for our efforts last year by the organizers of International Women’s Day!)

Join the ladies of KUTX again this year on Sunday, March 8. Starting at 7 A.M., we’ll shine the spotlight on women – from singer-songwriters, to kick-ass frontwomen, to rappers  – from here in Austin and around the world. (We can’t promise you won’t hear some men singing – how else do we honor awesome lady drummers and guitarists?!)

What’s more – we’re kicking the men out of the studio from 7 A.M. until 6 P.M., after which our male-hosted specialty shows will keep the celebration going by featuring all female artists on their shows.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram (@KUTX), too, for stories and portraits celebrating women in music.


7-10 A.M. – All-female Sunday Morning Jazz with Rebecca McInroy
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. – KUTX all-female music mix with Elizabeth McQueen
12-2 P.M. – KUTX all-female music mix with Miles Bloxon
2-4 P.M. – KUTX all-female music mix with Laurie Gallardo
4-6 P.M. – KUTX all-female music mix with Taylor Wallace
6-7 P.M. – All-female Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child with host Bill Childs
7-11 P.M. – All-female Horizontes with host Michael Crockett
11-11:59 P.M. – All-female World Music with host Hayes McCauley

International Women’s Day (#IWD2020) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Join the 2020 Campaign: #eachforequal. See more Austin events here.


Ring in 2020 with KUTX

Live Events

Ring in 2020 with KUTX

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019

Haven’t nailed down your plans yet for this New Year’s Eve? Here’s a handy guide to some great New Year’s Eve shows presented by KUTX, so you can support your hometown music scene while you ring in 2020.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, keep it tuned to KUTX (or tell your rideshare driver it’s the best station in town.) Rick McNulty will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party on the air, starting at 7 P.M.

Plan on drinking? Plan your transportation accordingly with some alternatives to driving via Get There ATX. (Even if you do drive but your plans to abstain change, or your DD bails on you, they’ve got options to help you get home safely.)

The next day, drink lots of fluids and spend New Year’s Day with some of our favorite musicians and notable Austinites – like Caroline Rose, Abhi the Nomad, Shy Beast, writer Austin Kleon, chef Rick Lopez, and many more. We’ll air guest DJ sets from them all day on our annual My KUTX Marathon.

From all of us at KUTX, have a safe and happy New Year!


Antone’s New Year’s Eve 2020 – A Night on Fire with Tameca Jones, plus Magna Carda, Sam Houston and Jay Wile. Antone’s Nightclub. 21+ event. More info.


A New Year’s Eve Gala featuring Grupo Fantasma and Superfónicos – a red-carpet event at Carson Creek Ranch, benefiting The Nobelity Project’s work in Latin America. More info.


A special New Year’s Eve show with Delta Spirit at Mohawk. PR Newman and Glass Grapes open. All ages. More info.


New Year’s Eve Bash at Radio Coffee and Beer, featuring The Deer, Roger Sellers (Bayonne) and Middlespoon. Two stages, two fire pits, a free champagne toast and great music. 8 P.M. More info.




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Win the Britt Daniel Guitar


Win the Britt Daniel Guitar

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019

Attention Spoon fans! KUTX is excited to partner with Matador Records and Fender Guitars to offer you the chance to win Fender’s limited-edition Britt Daniel Telecaster. The reason for the season? The release of Spoon’s latest track, “No Bullets Spent,” heard on KUTX and featured on the band’s new album, Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon.

To enter, just fill out the form below no later than October 6. One grand prize winner will be chosen at random* for a limited-edition Britt Daniel Telecaster from Fender (value $1,999.) Two second-prize winners will win a signed vinyl copy of Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon. Three additional winners will receive a Spoon prize package with a CD and poster.

You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Giveaway period ends at 11:59 P.M. on September 30, 2019.

* Contest is national, and winners will be drawn from national entrants, which includes but is not limited to entries received via KUTX’s entry form. KUTX will submit 20 entrants, chosen at random, to the national pool of entrants, from which winners will be chosen at random by Britt Daniel. Winners will be chosen by October 18, 2019. Please visit this page for additional rules.