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
Wesley Smith, Engineer/Operations wesley@kxwt.org
Jane Boles, Development Manager jane@kxwt.org


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.

Code of Ethics
West Texas Public Radio supports the values represented by the Public Media Code of Integrity.

Code of Diversity
West Texas Public Radio knows that a diverse workforce, management team, governing body, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the diverse communities in West Texas, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified candidates with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KXWT.

West Texas Public Radio will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success. West Texas Public Radio meets the standards of federal and state law, our Equal Employment Opportunity policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.

Local Content
West Texas Public Radio broadcasts public service announcements, with a specific, formal component designed to be of special service to the educational communities, to minority communities, and to diverse audiences. We broadcast community activities information and host community events that serve these communities in West Texas. We also partner with area schools and community non-profits.

KXWT Advisory Board Members
Glenn Rogers
Jack Blake
Art Leal
Stephanie Rivas
Barbara Chappell
Becky Ferguson

These are the organization’s most current audited financial statements: Marfa Public Radio FY14 Audit and MPR FY14 IRS 990. For information on other reports, please contact the station at 432-580-9130.

There will be a meeting of the board of directors on October 24, in Marfa, TX, at 10 AM at the studios at 106 E. San Antonio Street.