KUT & KUTX Public Radio

Who we are

KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, and KUTX 98.9, the Austin Music Experience, are two public radio stations under one roof that strive to broaden your perspective on the world in Central Texas and beyond with in-depth news covered through a local lens, and exploration of Austin’s music, lifestyle and culture.

Our work is supported by a community of sustaining members, local businesses and foundations whose investments give voice the news, conversations, music and music makers that make Austin – “Austin.”


KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, is Central Texas’s source for local, national and international news and information. KUT immerses you in the stories that matter – from your backyard to the other side of the world – while using the highest journalistic standards.

By delivering responsible, fact-based news and information, KUT strives to play a central role in local civic life. Every day, KUT journalists immerse themselves in the community to gather facts and diverse perspectives to help listeners make informed decisions and hold elected leaders and – each other – accountable.

Through partnerships with other news organizations such as NPR, BBC and The Texas Newsroom, we deliver deep, contextual reporting to give you a 360-degree view of the world.

Texas Standard,” the national daily news show of Texas, is a one-hour daily statewide news magazine produced at the KUT studios and aired on 29 public radio stations across the state. Grounded in the best traditions of American journalism – fact-based, independent and politically neutral – “Texas Standard” offers critical breadth, variety and integrity.


KUTX 98.9 is your destination for the music driving the sound of Austin today – from new and local artists, to those that have stood the test of time. Our passionate, knowledgeable music hosts handpick music that introduces listeners to new perspectives and reflects the spirit of Austin.

We believe music is an important part of a healthy community. Every day we strive to support the music and music makers in Austin through programming such as the Austin Music Minute, our Artist of the Month series, and more than 300 live Studio 1A performances each year. Community concerts – such as our KUTX Rock the Park series and KUTX Live events during SXSW and the Austin City Limits music festival – connect music fans to some of their favorite artists.

From indie rock to hip-hop, from electronica to outlaw country, from pop to psych-metal, KUTX plays more than 30,000 different songs and hosts nearly 300 live music performances every year. At KUTX, music matters to us – Austin music most of all.



KUT and KUTX offer internships for aspiring radio journalists and students interested in public radio and the music industry. Internship opportunities include:

  • KUT News (on-air and online)
  • “Texas Standard” (daily news magazine)
  • KUT and KUTX Multimedia
  • KUTX Music