Program Schedule

KUTX Staff

Program Schedule

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

About KUTX 98.9

Named “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Music Awards poll (2014, 2015 and 2016, 2018, and 2019), KUTX 98.9 is the destination for new music from the artists driving the sound of Austin today – from new and local artists, to music that’s stood the test of time. Programming includes more than 300 live, one-of-a-kind performances in Studio 1A each year, the Austin Music Minute, the KUTX Artist of the Month and the KUTX Song of the Day, as well as KUTX Live events that connect music fans to local and national talent.

Press Contact: Erin Geisler (512) 475-8071

 

Jacquie Fuller

KUTX Staff

Jacquie Fuller

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019
photo by Emma Martin

Assistant Program Director

Top Tracks of 2017


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

When I was a kid, I wanted to be the Frost Bank Time and Temperature lady. I was obsessed – I used to call her several times a day, and I still know the number by heart. Voicing KUT & KUTX’s underwriting is about as close as I’ll get to that. I’ve loved music since I was young, too; I was a latchkey kid in the early days of MTV. So I guess working in public radio combines two childhood obsessions. I deejayed in college but thought that was the end of the line; I didn’t want to work for commercial radio, and I never associated public radio with music that wasn’t classical or jazz. In 2005, I moved to Minnesota and, soon after, started working at The Current, which is the Twin Cities’ version of KUTX. I lived in MN for ten years, but couldn’t shake my homesickness for Texas, so I set my sights on KUTX. In 2015, I Goodwilled all my wool tights and came back home for this job.

 

What’s your favorite Austin music experience so far?

Back in ’99, my friend Jordan and I decided we were going to try our luck at SXSW, sans wristbands. We ended up having this wild weekend where we got into an at-capacity Flaming Lips show for free, drank beer backstage with the bands at Waterloo Park, ate dinner at Stubb’s with Guided By Voices, and then talked our way into a late-night show featuring Built to Spill (with the GBV guys in tow.) The following year, I attended SXSW with a full press badge and had no memorable experiences whatsoever.

My most recent memorable experience was the very first Rock the Park we put on. I was new at my job, the event was something of an experiment, and I was feeling generally nervous about it. We had a great turnout, and when Spoon’s Jim Eno showed up with his kid, it felt totally full-circle – like Austin was welcoming me home.

 

Why public rather than commercial radio?

I’ve only ever worked in public radio and I recognize what a privilege it is. We get to take risks here that our commercial colleagues can’t afford to, even though a lot of them are music lovers, too. We get to help propel emerging bands and artists to a level where commercial stations will pay attention to them. We’re allowed to play music that’s really meaningful to our listeners. The difference is member support, and I’ll never take that for granted. Our members are everything.

 

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

I’m actually pretty boring. Because I work a lot of live music events for KUTX, when I’m not working, I just want to watch Netflix and hang out with my spouse and kid. I rarely stay up past 11. I got a degree in Creative Writing, so occasionally I write. Lately, I’ve gotten into baking. I think it’s not long before I start telling kids to get off my lawn.

 

Finish the sentence: “Austin Music Is ….”

… the sound of home. I enjoyed my years in Minnesota, but there were some dark days in the middle of winter there. I’d be listening to Sir Douglas Quintet or Spoon or Freddy Fender while trudging through the snow, and it would conjure in my mind a backyard barbecue on a warm day with everybody drinking Lone Star tallboys, and I’d come close to tears. (Or sometimes I’d actually cry, and the tears would literally freeze on my face.) Texas is just where I belong. These are my people.

 

Matt Reilly

KUTX Staff

Matt Reilly

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019

Program Director

Top Tracks of 2017


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

I grew up in Houston, where the radio is abysmal. Even as a kid I thought, “I’d like to do this, but better”.

 

What’s your favorite Austin music experience so far?

I moved from Austin to Philadelphia for four years. There were many moments in that time when an Austin musician or band would come to town and I’d realize that we shouldn’t take this amazing music scene for granted. Philly has some great bands and a deep history, but Austin has it on a daily basis. I knew I had to get back.

 

Why public rather than commercial radio?

Art over commerce. It’s not that we don’t need a little commerce to make the wheels turn, but the art is at the forefront in public radio. The art from the artists, the art of speaking on the radio, the art of putting sets of music together that inspire and entertain.

 

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

With a 5 year old and a 1 year old, I do a lot of laundry, dishes and other general cleaning. Constant cleaning. As a result, I do yoga so my back doesn’t give out and try to sneak out to the golf course when no one is looking. We’re a big swimming family too. A wet bathing suit is the only way to survive an Austin summer.

 

Finish the sentence: “Austin Music Is ….”

…the engine that drives our city.

John L. Hanson

KUTX Staff

John L. Hanson

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019

Host: F 4-7p

 


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

Growing up in Detroit in the 60’s was the best time ever. I listened to the radio all the time; it was always on in our home. Plus I couldn’t sing so the next best thing was to play the music.

 

What’s your favorite Austin music experience so far?

Being able to MC the Temptations concert when they played UT back in the 70’s.

 

Why public rather than commercial radio?

Public radio was the only medium that gave me my first full-time job in radio.

 

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

Doing research for ‘In Black America’ and planning the next ‘Old School Dance Party.’

 

Finish the sentence: “Austin Music Is ….”

…the music that got you in trouble!


Other Work

KUT In Black America

Aaron “Fresh” Knight

KUTX Staff

Aaron “Fresh” Knight

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019

Host: Sa 11p – 1a

Top Picks of 2017


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

I would have to say being in band all throughout middle and high school. Great time and experience.

 

What’s your favorite Austin music experience so far?

Oh this is easy; getting to see Jay Z at the Frank Erwin Center in 2009. That was mind blowing and something I will never forget.

 

Why public rather than commercial radio?

To be honest I don’t have some grand answer. Confucius and I just figured this was the best outlet for us.

 

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

I work… LOL. I’m so busy doing so much aside from working here at KUTX I have no time for anything else. I run two podcasts, working on my own website that I used to run a few years back.

 

Finish the sentence: “Austin Music Is ….”

…is DOPE!


Other Work

Those Damn Comic Book Guys || Fresh Prince ATX Live