Big moves on Austin’s radio dial
more are on the way.
Let’s take a quick look at the year’s biggest events on the city’s AM and FM dials.
KUT gets a sibling: The University of Texas spent $6 million to buy 98.9 KXBTFM from Dallas-based Border Media. On Jan. 2 at 5:30 a.m., the station will become KUTX-FM, airing commercialfree music 24 hours a day. A number of well-known 90.5 KUT-FM hosts will make the move to 98.9 FM, including Susan Castle, who will helm the early morning shift. The rest of the weekday lineup includes, in order, John Aielli, Jay Trachtenberg, Matt Reilly, Jody Denberg and Laurie Gallardo. The station will brand itself as “the Austin Music Experience.”
The newly acquired frequency clears the way for KUT-FM to air round-theclock local, national and world news. Jennifer Stayton will host “Morning Edition” from