KUT and KUTX Public Radio
KUT 90.5, established in 1958, and KUTX 98.9, established in 2013, are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the University of Texas at Austin and operate as a department within the Moody College of Communication. Together, the stations strive to broaden the public’s perspective on the world through in-depth news coverage delivered through a local lens, and by exploring the city’s rich music and cultural scene. Each month, nearly 500,000 Central Texans listen to KUT and KUTX.
With a full-time, dedicated news staff, KUT News 90.5, Austin's NPR station, uses the highest journalistic standards from a variety of perspectives to shed light on Central Texas' civic challenges and opportunities. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 200 state, national, and international awards for journalistic excellence. In 2015, KUT launched “Texas Standard,” a one-hour daily news program airing on 24 public radio stations across the state with coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation, and business from a Texas perspective.
KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is the destination for new music from the artists who are 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 Song of the Day and Artist of the Month, as well as KUTX Live events that connect music fans to local and national talent.
KUT also operates the Cactus Cafe, one of Austin’s great acoustic music traditions, which has earned a national reputation by showcasing top local, regional, national, and international acoustic music acts, while identifying and nurturing new talent. In addition to hosting live music, the Cactus Cafe hosts KUT's Views and Brews discussion series where thought leaders from across The University of Texas and the local community discuss a wide range of ideas.
KUT, KUTX, and the Cactus Cafe together offer nearly 60 student internship opportunities each year. For more information on internship opportunities including descriptions and how to apply, please visit the KUT website.