KUT/Austin May Take Over Operation Of Campus Music Venue
April 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM (PT)
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS noncommercial KUT/AUSTIN is "the most likely of two options" to take over management of the UT student union CACTUS CAFE bar and music venue, according to the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. KUT Station Director STEWART VANDERWILT told the paper that the station would not operate the bar portion of the venue, saying, "I don't want a line item in KUT's budget for alcohol. I think people like to have a drink when they go to a performance, so I think there could be a bar operation. I don't see us operating it."
Several student leaders voiced support for KUT to operate the club at a public forum on WEDNESDAY. The competing option would be to have the club operated by a university office, which has been the case for the last 31 years.