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.
With a full-time, dedicated news staff, KUT News 90.5, Austin's NPR station, uses the highest journalistic standards 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 250 state, national, and international awards for journalistic excellence. In 2015, KUT launched “Texas Standard,” a one-hour daily news program airing on 29 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 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.
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 also 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.
KUT and KUTX offer student internship and employment opportunities each year. For more information on internship opportunities including descriptions and how to apply, please visit the KUT website.