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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Ginger Reeder (Past President)
Lee Anna Good
Emeritus Board Member
Tom Michael, General Manager email@example.com
Sara Melancon, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Reporter email@example.com
Travis Bubenik, Host/Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Boles, Development Manager
KXWT is hiring! We’re looking for an experienced tech and engineering whiz to be our new Operations Manager. More information and a full job description here.
To apply for an internship for Summer 2015, please email a resume, two references (with name and phone numbers) and a letter of interest to sara (at) marfapublicradio.org. The deadline for application is March 15, 2015.
KXWT welcomes Winter interns Mia Warren, Ian Lewis, Anna Rose MacArthur and Ryan Lentini.
There was a meeting of the board of directors on April 18 at 10 AM at Shared Spaces in Midland, and another on July 25 in Marfa, TX, at 10 AM at the studios at 106 E. San Antonio Street.