KXT 91.7 FM Begins Broadcasting November 9th
November 5, 2009 at 4:55 PM (PT)
As we have been reporting, NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING (KERA) is getting ready to launch its new public radio music station, KKXT (KXT 91.7 FM)/DALLAS, beginning MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9th.
GINI MASCORRO has been named the new station’s Music Coordinator, as well as host for the weekday KXT Morning Show and KXT Texas Mix on FRIDAYS. Listeners to KXT’s sister station, KERA, know MASCORRO as the longtime midday announcer and host of the daily arts and cultural segments. JOE KOZERA has been chosen as host for the weekday KXT Afternoon and KXT Evening shows. Further, the Sunday evening PAUL SLAVENS Show transfers from KERA over to KXT.
Much of the other music programming on the station will be nationally syndicated shows such as (alphabetically) “Acoustic Café,” “American Routes with Nick Spitzer,” “Mountain Stage with Larry Groce,” “Putumayo World Music Hour,” “Sound Opinions,” “Thistle & Shamrock” “Undercurrents” and “World Cafe with David Dye.”
In addition, KXT also is working with programming consultant MIKE HENRY, CEO of PARAGON MEDIA STRATEGIES.
“It’s been a busy past few months,” said JEFF RAMIREZ, VP/Radio for NORTH TEXAS BROADCASTING. “We have selected the KXT hosts and further developed the playlists for the locally hosted programming that will be heard on the new station each week. Right now we are completing a retrofit of an existing studio to accommodate the new station. Soon we will begin sound quality testing and adjustments on 91.7 FM to make sure that the broadcast audio is balanced in time for launch day.”
You can reach MASCORRO now at (214) 740-9257 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is also looking for music, so send your releases to her attention at KKXT, 3000 Harry Hines Blvd., DALLAS, TX 75201