“DJ ElGee” – also known as Laurie Gallardo – has been voted “Best Radio Personality” for the second consecutive year by voters in the Austin Chronicle Annual Readers’ Poll.
Gallardo hosts the KUTX 98.9 afternoon music show from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, is the producer and voice of the Austin Music Minute, which shines the spotlight on live music shows around town six days a week.
The native El Pasoan began working part-time at KUT 90.5 (a predecessor to KUTX 98.9) in 2002 as a late-night show host, and as a stand-in host for Bob Branson.
A voice actor featured in various video games, anime series, commercials, narration for technical videos, and locally produced theatrical projects; she has also acted in independent film and documentary projects.
Gallardo is an avid supporter of Austin-based organizations Project ATX6, Black Fret, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), The SIMS Foundation and Mosaic Sound Collective, all of which support local musicians. Currently she is working on a podcast project, which will launch later this year.
A complete listing of Austin Music Industry Award winners is online.