KVRX 91.7 FM stands alone in the "Live Music Capital of the World" as the consummate source for indie and underrepresented music. The UT student-produced programming airs on the FM dial between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. during the week and between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. on weekends. KVRX streams live over the Internet 24/7 at KVRX.org.
The KVRX mission is to play music you won’t hear anywhere else, evident by their slogan, "None of the hits, all of the time". KVRX is a true alternative station and consequently boasts a wide array of listeners near and far. KVRX maintains a substantial "new music bin" including hip-hop, blues, jazz, folk, country, techno and metal genres. Listeners enjoy at least five different genres and two Texas bands each hour. Most recently, The Austin Chronicle recognized KVRX’s programming as the Best in Austin and "Local Live" as the third Best Music Program and second Best Music TV Series.
KVRX averages 20,297 weekly student listeners and 55,000 total weekly listeners.
Programming Airing on 91.7 FM
AM Drive Time
Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–9 a.m.
AM Drive Time is some of KVRX's best programming. Tuesday's program is a music specialty show while Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are freeform shows.
Monday–Friday 7 p.m.–1 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 p.m.–1 a.m.
DJs select music of their choice from KVRX's extensive music library, which contains all genres of music including rock, hip hop, dance, world, country, blues, jazz, spoken word and experimental. Each show is different from the next but is always an eclectic mix.
Monday–Friday 1 a.m.–7 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 a.m.–9 a.m.
The same style programming offered on Freeform Evening, just later.
KVRX netcasts 24 hours a day and with programming exclusively netcasting Monday-Friday 9 a.m. -7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. The majority of shows airing during these times are freeform with an occasional specialty show.
Specialty Show/Community Programming
A specialty show is a program that is hosted by a DJ who has extensive knowledge of a particular genre of music. Community programming consists of talk shows about issues facing the UT student community, Austin, and the world.
Premier Specialty Programming
Monday 7a-9a: All Texas Music
Close Enough for Jazz
Monday 9-10a: Jazz, the kind you like
Tuesday 9-10p: New Wave, No Wave, Neue Detusche Welle, French Wave, Synth Wave, Darkwave, Coldwave, Minimal Wave, etc.
Blues at Sunrise
Wednesday 7-9a: Start your day with a few hours of nothing but the blues.
When Roots Attack!
Thursday 7-9a: Classic dub and roots reggae
Thursday 11p-1a: Hardcore
Friday 7-9a: Parentcore
Sunday 10-11p: Features a local/touring band every week performing live in the KVRX studios.
Descriptions and schedule of all shows can be found on kvrx.org.
While KVRX programming airs on 91.7 FM 14 hours daily during the week, KVRX.org provides the local and international cult fan base a "life preserver" of live music 24/7. KVRX.org is the most popular online media property in the TSM portfolio delivering 42% more traffic than other sites from January 2005 to June 2006.KVRX.org