KUT Celebrates 50
August 22, 2008 at 5:36 AM (PT)
The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS' noncommercial KUT/AUSTIN celebrated its 50th anniversary on THURSDAY (8/21), and the station is kicking off a full year celebration of the milestone. Among the planned events are a live appearance with PATTY GRIFFIN TODAY (8/21), two live broadcasts of the BBC's "WORLD HAVE YOUR SAY" (11/20-21), a gala at the FOUR SEASONS HOTEL (2/28/09), a taping of NPR's "WAIT, WAIT, DON'T TELL ME" (5/28), and a concert on SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2009.
"The founding vision for KUT -- to extend to the public airwaves the thoughtful deliberation and exploration of civic and cultural issues on a daily basis -- remains relevant, and possibly even more critical, today," said Director/GM STEWART VANDERWILT.