Best of Austin

KUT 90.5 voted best radio station in annual Austin Chronicle contest

KUT 90.5, Austin’s National Public Radio (NPR) station and unit of the Moody College of Communication, was voted “Best Radio Station” in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin 2015 annual readers’ poll.


Established in November 1958, KUT has endured as an iconic part of Austin culture and has received a total of 58 awards in the Austin Chronicle readers’ poll—the second-most given to any Austin institution. KUT has won more awards total than Zilker Park and BookPeople. Only Barton Springs Pool has won more among the all-time winners of the reader’s poll since the awards began in 1990.

KUT carries national and international news and information programming such as NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” and globally focused programs such as BBC “Newshour” and PRI’s “The World.” A founding member of NPR, KUT established a local news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 150 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence.

The station relies on the community for more than 90 percent of its operating budget. 

Marc Speir