KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is celebrating its 10th birthday with an all-yearlong celebration, featuring concerts, a special 10th birthday vinyl compilation of artists, an audio documentary, deep-dives into the archives, commemorative merchandise from Austin’s own Billie Buck and more! KUTX 98.9 launched Jan. 2, 2013, with Willie Nelson’s “Bloody Mary Morning,” after KUT 90.5 became a full-time news and information service, shifting its music to the 98.9 FM frequency.
A yearlong celebration is in the works with concerts featuring Margo Price, Big Thief, Caramelo Haze, Night Drive, Why Bonnie and Sun June, and a Matthew Logan Vasquez residency at C Boys, among many other artists to be announced. Throughout the year, staff will dig into the KUTX archive, resurfacing classic music videos,
recordings and photos. Listeners are invited to record a birthday greeting to air on 98.9.