KUT News will host "Forged in Flames," a community forum on making the stories of the 2011 Labor Day wildfires available to the community.
In a move to expand its public service, audience and community engagement, KUT 90.5 FM has entered into an agreement to purchase radio station KXBT 98.9 FM. The new station, KUTX 98.9 FM, will operate as a noncommercial public radio station broadcasting full-time music programming for audiences seeking the Austin music experience. KUT 90.5 FM will become a full-time news and information station. This purchase was approved by the University of Texas System Board of Regents today.
Reporting Texas Gives News Media Stories on Under-Reported Topics While Honing Students’ Reporting and Digital Media Skills
Reporting Texas, a digital media initiative in the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, is offering its coverage of stories about Central Texas and beyond to news organizations that may not have the time or resources to cover, while teaching students the process of producing high-quality content in a digital environment.
Citing KUT Radio's experience in the music industry, the prospects for financial stability and support from student leaders for the plan, The University of Texas at Austin has created a partnership with the university's public radio station to continue and enhance the operation of the Cactus Cafe.
Six people will be recognized by the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin with the Robert C. Jeffrey Benefactor Award for their contributions of time, labor and philanthropy.
KUT Radio 90.5 FM, listener-supported news and music from Central Texas, begins a year-long 50th anniversary celebration on Aug. 21.
The Marguerite Casey Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to Latino USA, the premier English-language public radio newsmagazine covering Latino news and culture, to enable the program to expand its coverage of the experiences of immigrant families in America.