KUTX 98.9 has been voted “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Austin Music poll.
This is the fourth time in the station’s five-year history to be named “Best Radio Station” in the annual readers’ poll.
“We’re fortunate to live and work in this community of artists, makers and music lovers, and strive to encourage and promote it so that it may grow and thrive,” said KUTX 98.9 program director Matt Reilly. “We’re honored to receive this recognition again – it’s an incredible acknowledgment of the work we’re doing day in and day out. Thank you!”
KUTX host Laurie Gallardo was named “Best Radio Personality” by Austin Chronicle readers for the second consecutive year. She hosts music from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday on KUTX 98.9. She also produces the Austin Music Minute, which shines the spotlight on live music shows around town six days a week.
KUTX hosts Jody Denberg (5-8 p.m. M-Th, noon Fridays) and John Aielli (7-9 a.m. M-Th) rounded out the list of top five favorite radio personalities at numbers three and five respectively.
KUTX hip-hop show “The Breaks” (11 p.m. Saturdays), hosted by Confucius and Fresh; and Latin music show “Horizontes” (7 p.m. Sundays), hosted by Michael Crockett, were listed second and fifth respectively in the Best Radio Music Program category.
A complete listing of Austin Music Industry Award winners is online.