No other station captures the Austin Music Experience like KUTX 98.9 FM. What you'll hear is a hand-curated, alternative music mix with a local twist. Our hosts, aka DJ's, have more than 300 years on the radio combined--most of that in Austin. The music staff collaborates on picking the best songs, albums and artists from the great pool of talent that makes Austin the "Live Music Capital of the World." You'll be sure to discover new favorites and enjoy familiar tunes with us.

This new version of our app focuses on two things--a high-quality stream and the playlist. We've thrown a couple other things in there too, but this is what our listeners have been asking for, for a long time (sorry!). We're providing an all digital, efficient stream using the AAC+ codec. It sounds great on all platforms, devices, radios and even over cellular. Tap in some headphones and have a listen.

It doesn't matter if you're in Austin, Texas, Minnesota, Alberta or Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the KUTX app brings the Austin Music Experience to you in a clear, digital stream.

If you're also a fan of KUT or our spin on Latin rock, Alt Latino, please download the individual versions of those apps as well. Similar features, but with the same great audio. We've separated the apps so we can bring better and different features to each in the future.

And if you're still using the legacy KUT app, the white one with blues and yellows, please switch to this version and delete the old one. We'll be turning it off this summer along with the low-bitrate streams it only supports, going back to the days when the cellular networks could barely handle 24 kbps streams.

KUTX 98.9 Austin is a public radio station from The University of Texas. We broadcast from the Moody College of Communication in the Belo Center for New Media on campus, bringing you the best of Austin music. We couldn’t do what we do without your continued support. Thanks for listening!

What’s New

Version 1.1

Improvements to the stream and stability based on listener feedback.
Redesigned to match KUTX's new logo and style.
Fixed and increased frequency of refresh for the Now Playing song and artist info.

Thank you for listening and supporting public radio!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

BoregoHead ,

App not working

I’m on iOS 12.4 and have reinstalled but app won’t play. ... the app has reliably worked forever until just the last few days. Any ideas?

GrilledPorkTenderloin ,

Not bad, but has works erratically

Title says it all. Works erratically. It has trouble crossing from WiFi to cell network. If I’ve stopped using it to listen to some other stream, when I plug in my phone it might start playing. Once it provided a subdued background audio to a face time conversation again it was in an idle state and it just started. It s little weird when your pocket just starts playing music after you let a call go to voicemail. Anyway, on the plus side it’s nice having fewer commercials than TuneIn and the playlist stays up to date more than the web page, except for when you let the kutx app go into an idle state for some reason.

Roncarr ,

Needs improvement

While a bit of an improvement over the last KUTX app I find that it still has an issue where the stream just stops playing. To resolve I have to hit the pause button and then play again. This usually fixes the problem, sometimes not. I find streaming KUTX works much better through the iHeart Radio app.


The University of Texas at Austin
3.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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