Welcome to the New 91.3 FM, providing public radio to the Permian Basin.

West Texas Public Radio relaunched with new ownership, new programming, and a stronger signal in May 2012 at 91.3 FM. In early 2011, Odessa College said it was unable to continue supporting KOCV. Marfa Public Radio – its neighboring public radio station in the Big Bend – answered the call. By the end of 2011, Marfa Public Radio had purchased the station in order to preserve public radio in the Permian Basin.

West Texas Public Radio (KXWT “Across West Texas”) believes that public broadcasting is a vital community service that Odessa and Midland will stand up to support at the New 91.3 FM.

Please contact us with any questions by emailing info@kxwt.org.

We’re hiring! 

We’re looking for a full-time Development Director based in Midland or Odessa, TX that will design and oversee all critical aspects of fundraising; including individual, corporate, planned and major giving campaigns, and grant writing, and deliverable management., and marketing.

Click here to learn more. The position is open until filled.

In the Press:


Columbia Journalism Review, “How A Vibrant Public Radio Station Rose in the West Texas Desert.” March 3rd 2015

KXWT Board Members
Jim Byerlotzer (President)
Royce Mitchell (Treasurer)
Ginger Griffice (Secretary)
Kathy Bork
Bill Dingus
Chris Douridas
Lee Anna Good
Eugene Sepulveda
Cory Van Dyke
Katie Ray Kucera
Liz Rogers

KXWT Staff
Tom Michael, General Manager tom@kxwt.org
Sara Melancon, Office Manager sara@kxwt.org
Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Reporter lorne@kxwt.org
Travis Bubenik, Host/Reporter travis@kxwt.org
Jane Boles, Development Manager


To apply for an internship for Winter/Spring 2016, please email a resume, two references (with name and phone numbers) and a letter of interest to sara@kxwt.org. The deadline for application is Friday, December 18, 2015.

KXWT welcomes Fall/Winter 2o15 interns Jackson Wisdorf, Diana Nguyen, and Asa Merritt.