Press

Media Contact:

Amanda Faraone
Director of Marketing & Communications
512-628-4752
afaraone@kmfa.org

KMFA In the News


2017

November 9. 2017 (Austin 360) | Austin and DC parties that trilled and thrilled this past week

November 6, 2017 (Austin American-Statesman) | Commentary: Public Broadcasting Act has shaped America for 50 years

November 1, 2017 (Austin American-Statesman) | KMFA pays tribute to 50 years of high standards

May 18, 2017 (Austin 360) | Austin classical radio station KMFA adds 2 new hosts

May 11, 2017 (Arts + Culture Texas) | On Key and Offbeat: Austin’s Lone-Star Station KMFA Turns 50

March 28, 2017 (Austin American-Statesman) | Austin public stations ‘very concerned’ about proposed funding cuts


2016

October 18, 2016 (AdWeek) | What This Big-Ass, Twitter-Powered Metronome is Doing in Downtown Austin

September 16, 2016 (Current) | While sustainers are growing, experts say public radio still needs new donors


2015

July 10, 2015 (Austin Chronicle) | KMFA Premieres Icons of Broadway

July 8, 2015 (Austin American-Statesman) | KMFA launches “Icons of Broadway” program

February 14, 2015 (Austin American-Statesman) | Classical radio KMFA switches to more local programming

January 2, 2015 (Austin Chronicle) | Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014

Press Releases


2017

May 15, 2017 | KMFA 89.5 Welcomes Two New Voices To Its Airwaves
KMFA 89.5, Austin's listener-supported classical music station, announced today that Nathan Langfitt and Carla McElhaney have joined the station as on-air hosts of Sunday Matinee and Night Music, respectively.

March 1, 2017 | KMFA 89.5 Releases "The Soundtrack of Austin," A Mobile Classical Music Tour
KMFA launches the Soundtrack of Austin, a novel and immersive experience and the highlight of the redesigned KMFA mobile app. It’s a classical music tour around Austin that connects iconic landmarks and local cultural organizations with classical works curated by KMFA’s expert music staff. Like an audio tour through a museum, the app tells you about the significance of each location and why the selected piece fits.

January 6, 2017 | KMFA 89.5 Celebrates 50 Years as Austin's Classical Radio Station With 50 Events Planned for 2017
KMFA 89.5, Austin’s listener-supported classical music station, will celebrate 50 years on the air in January 2017. To honor this landmark occasion, KMFA has planned “50 Events for 50 Years,” which includes a free public birthday party, a mayoral proclamation, a world premiere by the Austin Symphony, and a host of live and broadcast special events, community engagement events, and public appearances throughout the year.


2016

November 5, 2016 | 4th Annual Citywide "Fall Into Music" Instrument Drive Kicks Off On 11/12
The Hispanic Alliance and KMFA Classical 89.5 announce the fourth annual citywide instrument drive to support Austin youth music programs, taking place November 12-19. The drive will collect gently-used instruments, books, and accessories from the public and distribute them to 10 area schools and nonprofits that serve youth throughout Central Texas.

September 27, 2016  | KMFA 89.5 Launches New Branding Campaign "On Key, Offbeat" to Kick Off Station's 50th Anniversary Celebration
The campaign, “On Key, Offbeat,” was developed to better connect listeners with classical music and includes a new logo, billboards, print ads, interactive web page, and the one-of-a-kind Metronome that will keep the beat of Austin via Twitter traffic. 


2015

October 22, 2015 | Local Producer Celebrates 500th ‘Film Score Focus’ Episode
Local host and producer Brian Satterwhite will celebrate his 500th episode of radio show ‘Film Score Focus’ on Friday, November 13th at 8 p.m. on KMFA 89.5.

September 30, 2015 | Classical music combines with Modo yoga to bring total mind and body wellness to Austin
Modo Yoga Austin, an eco-friendly studio featuring the Modo series of hot yoga, today announced its partnership with the all-classical public radio station of Central Texas KMFA Classical 89.5. Austin’s non-profit, listener-supported station will combine forces with the Austin yoga studio for community-wide events and classes as well as to support a shared mission of giving back to the community.

June 25, 2015 | KMFA Launches Icons of Broadway
The sounds of Broadway will join the lineup of locally produced programs on KMFA Classical 89.5 this summer in Icons of Broadway, a new one-hour show to debut Saturday, July 11 at noon. 

April 10, 2015 | “Muhly-mania” at KMFA 89.5: Limited-Time Online Stream, Live Broadcast, Web Features Celebrate World Premiere by Composer Nico Muhly in Austin
To celebrate the world premiere of American composer Nico Muhly’s How Little You Are, KMFA 89.5 is producing a “pop-up” stream that will be hosted on kmfa.org beginning April 15. The KMFA-exclusive stream is a curated playlist featuring 24 hours of Muhly’s music, influences, interviews, and related performances. 

March 10, 2015 | Anton Nel to Host KMFA's Pianoforte
Anton Nel, internationally renowned classical pianist and professor of Piano and Chamber music at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music, will join KMFA 89.5 show Pianoforte as a guest host each month. Nel’s first show will air on Saturday, March 14.

January 12, 2015 | KMFA 89.5 Adds More Local Programs For 2015
Beginning January 12, KMFA will broadcast a full 22 hours of distinctive, locally created content every weekday. KMFA is dropping its use of the overnight syndicated feed, Classical 24, in order to offer unique programming around the clock Monday through Friday.


2014

August 27, 2014 | KMFA Classical 89.5 Recognized At 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards
The Austin Chamber of Commerce  announced KMFA Classical 89.5 as the winner of the Austin Aztex Soccer Most Uniquely Austin Award at the 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards on Wednesday, August 27.
 
August 20, 2014  | Listen Local Initiative Makes Classical Music Accessible To All
KMFA Classical 89.5, the all-classical public radio station for Central Texas, has expanded its Listen Local initiative which presents local classical music performances to larger audiences by broadcasting them on KMFA Classical 89.5. 


2013

October 1, 2013 | KMFA 89.5 Elects Mandy Dealey Board Chair
 
August 16, 2013 | Instrument Drive To Help Underserved Austin Music Students

May 22, 2013 | National Radio Program To Do Live Taping At Texas State University
 
March 18, 2013 | KMFA’s “Evergreen Campaign” Will Help Replant Bastrop Lost Pines


2012

December 12, 2012  | Classical 89.5 KMFA Names Ann Hume Wilson President And General Manager

October 15, 2012 | Classical 89.5 KMFA Names Ann Hume Wilson Interim General Manager

May 25, 2012 | KMFA Welcomes Program Director Cheryl Dring 


2011-2005

February 23, 2011 | KMFA Music Director Sara Hessel Wins Gracie Award®

April 13th, 2010 | In Memory Of Jeff Krys

March 17, 2009 | KMFA Announces Young Violinist Competition Winner

February 25, 2009 | KMFA Program Producer Kathryn Mishell Wins Gracie Award®

May 23, 2008 | KMFA To Broadcast Conspirare’s Long Center Debut

March 4, 2008 | Austin's Own KMFA and WNYC In SXSW Collaboration

October 1, 2007 | Classical 89.5, KMFA Secures Full Funding For High Definition (HD) Conversion

September 6, 2007 | Classical 89.5 KMFA KMFA Honors Pavarotti

June 29, 2007 | American Women In Radio and Television Honors Women In Local, Public and Student Markets

February 27, 2007 | KMFA Program Producer Wins Gracie Award®

January 31, 2007 | KMFA Celebrates 40th Birthday With Record Membership Drive and Mayoral Proclamation

January 4, 2007 | Classical 89.5 KMFA Celebrates 40 Years In Broadcasting

August 14, 2006 | Classical 89.5 KMFA Receives First Grant From The Corporation For Public Broadcasting

December 6th, 2005 | Classical 89.5 Launches Accessible Website and Online Streaming

November 17, 2005 | Classical 89.5 Holiday Season Broadcasts - Your Holiday Home For The Classics!

August 16, 2005 | Classical 89.5 KMFA And The Amati Foundation Announce Violin Performance Competition For Local High School Juniors

May 12, 2005  | Classical 89.5 KMFA's Thank Goodness It's Familiar! Grand Prize Runner-Up At Fine Arts Radio International Awards