Austin’s KUT to sign on with new all-music station Jan. 2

By Mike Janssen

KUT in Austin, Texas, will launch its all-music station, KUTX 98.9 FM, Jan. 2 and adopt an all-news format on 90.7 FM, its flagship signal.

The broadcaster’s purchase of the second frequency was approved in August by the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

The new station will pick up music programming now airing on KUT and add new shows, including Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg, featuring jazz classics and new releases; What’s Next with Jeff McCord spinning mixes of new music from both emerging and established artists; and a three-hour freeform music mix on Sunday mornings hosted by Jody Denberg. It will also feature performances from KUT’s new studios.

KUTX is now airing an Austin-centric holiday mix, which can also be heard online.

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