Thank You!

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Thank You!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015

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More than 2,000 listeners became first-time donors, helping KUT and KUTX exceed new member goals for the fall membership  drive. We are so grateful to everyone who participated!

KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, and KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, began the eight-day membership drive with a goal of recruiting 2,000 new members. When the drive ended last night, 2,050 listeners had become first-time donors to KUT and KUTX, with an additional 2,300 renewing their support.

Local businesses and individuals contributed more than $620,000 to support independent journalism and hand-picked music reflecting the spirit of Austin.

If you would like to get involved, you can donate by clicking here. Thank you gifts will be available until Nov. 6.

We are so grateful and humbled by your support. We will do our best each and every single day to provide you with the news and music that you deserve.

KUTX Volunteers Have More Fun

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KUTX Volunteers Have More Fun

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015

Want to show your love for Austin music and support KUTX at the same time? Join the KUTX volunteer crew!

We’re looking for KUTX super fans to represent us around town and help out in our offices. KUTX volunteers are a community of like-minded music lovers who value Austin’s music scene and want to help keep it thriving. While KUTX is licensed by the University of Texas, we’re a community-supported, grassroots station with a small staff, so we rely on our volunteers to fulfill our mission to promote Austin music. 

What’s in it for you?

Volunteering with KUTX is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the station, meet new people and support the Austin music scene. Whether you’re a native Austinite or new to town, volunteering for KUTX is a great way to get out and experience your city. Plus, it’s fun! From time to time, volunteers are recognized with KUTX goodies, special contest opportunities and an annual party. 

How does it work?

Start by signing up here and be sure to include your email address. Every month, and when surprise opportunities arise, you’ll receive a Volunteer Email. These emails list all of our available upcoming events, with instructions for how to sign up. It’s a “volunteer” gig so you’re not obligated if you’re not able to sign up. (But if you do, we ask that you stick with the plan because we’re depending on you!)                                         

What do volunteers do?

KUTX Volunteers do a lot – and look good doing it! (We’ll make sure you have a KUTX T-shirt to wear.) From putting up banners at concerts, to handing out KUTX bumper stickers at local events, to making thank-you calls during Membership Drives, KUTX volunteers are at the heart of our work to reflect and support the Austin music experience. 

Currently, we have openings for volunteers to conduct tours of the station, assist with the KUTX Concert Club in Studio 1A, and represent KUTX at concerts, festivals, and other cultural events.


Ready to get started? Click here to join KUTX’s Volunteers. If you’d like more information, email [email protected].


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The tote bag on public radio

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015

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On Saturday and Sunday only, we are offering the “Tote bag that they keep talking about on public radio.” The tote bag is a sturdy, white bag but the wry words on the front are what make it unique.

The tote bag is unique much like the weekend programming on KUTX. From Jazz with Jay to Horizontes with Michael Crockett, our weekend programs are things you can’t find anywhere else on the radio dial.

We hope you will make a gift today. And, when you do, check out the special weekend tote bag!

Win a $1000 Southwest Airlines Gift Card – give now!

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Win a $1000 Southwest Airlines Gift Card – give now!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015

KUTX Luggage tagWe’ve heard from many of you during the Spring Membership Drive that KUTX 98.9 is daily destination – an escape from the regular grind. Whether it’s a respite from traffic on Mopac or a break from work, KUTX programming provides you with something else to think about – 24/7!

In fact, a listener from Austin says, “Your radio turns my time stuck in an Austin traffic jam into a unique experience.”

Now we want to offer you a more literal type of escape. When you make your gift TODAY, you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive a $1,000 gift card from Southwest Airlines.

But, only one lucky person will win. For everyone else, we are offering an awesome luggage tag that reflects both KUT and KUTX. It’s a sure conversation starter at the airport or just a handy way to identify luggage. It’s our gift to you when you donate $40 or more to KUTX. And, depending on your giving level, you can also choose any one of our great thank you gifts. Act now because you can only get the luggage tag today!

If KUTX is your daily destination or your favorite traveling companion – make your gift today.

Thanks so much!


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Jody’s Hand-Picked Music Giveaway

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Jody’s Hand-Picked Music Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015

Make your pledge on Friday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and get the chance to win 35 hand-picked CD’s from KUTX DJ, Jody Denberg.
Don’t miss out!

Blitzen Trapper – VII (2013)

Bob Dylan – The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings (2010)

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015)

Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984 Sampler (2014)

Cassandra Wilson – Coming Forth By Day (2015)

Derek And The Dominos – Layla and other assorted love songs (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs) (2011)

Gary Clark Jr. – The Bright Lights EP (2011)

Heartless Bastards – Arrow (2012)

The Jam – The Gift (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs) (2012)

The Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall (1992)

John Lennon – Power To The People (The Hits) (2010)

Johnny Cash – American IV: Ain’t No Grave (2010)

Johnny Winter – Stand Back (2014)

Joseph Arthur – Lou (2014)

Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur (2012)

Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle (2013)

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (2015 reissue) (3 CDs) (1975)

Mumford & Sons – Babel (2012)

Neko Case – The Worse Things Get… (2013)

Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium (2013)

Portugal. The Man – Evil Friends (2013)

Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane (2015)

Richard Thompson – Electric (2013)

Rodriguez – Searching For Sugar Man (ST) (2012)

Various Artists – Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2 CDs) (2014)

Various Artists – O Brother, Where Are Thou? (Deluxe Edition) (2CD) (2011)

Washed Out – Paracosm (2014)

The Who – Live AT Hull 1970 (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs) (2012)