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 region's rich music and cultural scene. Each month, more than 750,000 Central Texans listen to KUT and KUTX or visit KUT.org and KUTX.org.
A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established its news department in 2002. Among the largest newsrooms in Texas, KUT News uses the highest journalistic standards to shed light on Central Texas' civic challenges and opportunities. KUT News has won hundreds of state, national, and international awards for journalistic excellence. In 2015, KUT launched “Texas Standard,” a one-hour daily news magazine program airing on 30 public radio stations across the state with coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation, and business – from a Texas perspective. KUT News is part of The Texas Newsroom, a public radio journalism collaboration that includes NPR, KERA in North Texas, Houston Public Media, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, and other stations across the state.
KUTX 98.9, The Austin Music Experience, is the destination for new and diverse music from the artists driving the sound of Austin today – from new and local artists, to music that’s stood the test of time. KUTX's band of passionate music fans strives to be caretakers of the Austin music scene by paying tribute to its history, while contributing in its evolution. KUTX serves its fellow music fans – as well as artists, venues, sound engineers, record stores, merch makers, bartenders and anyone else who works in the Austin music “ecosystem.”
As a media organization, KUT and KUTX has a responsibility to reflect the diverse culture, issues, and lives of residents of Central Texas and the state. We believe KUT, as a member of a free and independent press, has a critical role in the battle against racism, spotlighting inequity and lifting the voices of overlooked and underserved communities. We also believe KUTX, as a key voice in the Austin and Texas music scene, can combat racism by broadening cultural understanding, exposing listeners to new cultures and communities through music, and amplifying the voices of Black, Latino and other artists of color.
Finally, KUT and KUTX’s work is directly supported by a community of sustaining members, local businesses and foundations, whose investments power the music, news and conversations that matter to Central Texas.
KUT and KUTX offer student internship and employment opportunities each year. For more information on internship opportunities including descriptions and how to apply, visit the KUT website.