KUT Splits Into All News & All Music January 2
Last Friday (11/30) the $6 million purchase of the 98.9 FM signal by the University of Texas became final. And just after New Year's the UT-owned public radio station KUT will divide in two separate on-air entities, the Austin-American Statesman reports. KUT at 90.5 will become news/talk, featuring all its current programs in that format and adding shows like "Talk of the Nation," "Science Friday," "BBC World Have Your Say," "The Moth Radio Hour," "Travels with Rick Steves," "The Dinner Party" and others. At 98.9 KUTX will program all-music, adding a number of new shows by longtime KUT and former KGSR air personalities, such as:
[S]everal new programs helmed by well-known Austin radio hosts. Jody Denberg will have a three-hour Sunday show featuring “music from off the beaten path,” Jay Trachtenberg will spotlight classic jazz tunes, Jeff McCord’s “New Music Sunday” will introduce listeners to releases from new and established artists and “Cactus Cafe Live” will broadcast performances taking place in the UT student union.