At KVRX, we consider ourselves to be cutting edge in taste. We cannot say the same for our broadcasting or media equipment. Since KVRX’s conception, we’ve thrived and relied on community support and 24-hour in-person broadcasting. Unfortunately, due to the circumstances of 2020, we are spread out across the country and locked out of the booth. We had to rely on our automation system from March until September to keep our broadcasting license.
From these harsh circumstances arose some dedicated geniuses who put in the time and effort to allow the Student DJs to get back on the air! Unluckily, the new system often fails because our old computers cannot handle the task. With new computers, our student staff will no longer have to be on call 24/7 in case of a dead-air emergency.
KVRX is an incredibly unique organization. It’s both a creative outlet and a space for professional development. During our radio silence, we’ve been revamping our blog and creating multiple new Youtube series. Many students have their own video equipment, but we, a radio station, are lacking in the audio department. With your support, we can purchase a portable audio mixer that will drastically increase the audio quality of all our future productions!
We’re a tenacious bunch and have survived the initial hardships of 2020, but our old equipment is holding us back from thriving. We need your support to continue providing opportunities for students to be creative, learn new skills, refine their talents, and strengthen their resumés!
Graphics by Luisa Koitzsch
Photos by Erin Eubanks
Video by Solomon King-Purdy, Matt Lewis, Mirella Yanez, and Karoline Pfeil
Congrats! You and your new friends all like Pavement and have decided to form Cement: a Pavement cover band. You’re going to crush it at KVRXFEST!
You’re the sweetest person everyone knows. You seem a bit melancholy, but you’re not sad. You’ve got a honey-like voice and songs to sing! Go share them with the world.
You’re the king of Austin rap, even if not everyone knows it yet. You’re beloved by KVRX and an essential part of the city’s music scene. You’re going to change Austin someday.
Dude, did you know that Britt Daniel from Spoon was in KVRX??
You’re the absolute coolest. You created Austin culture, you’ve changed lives, and your sweet soul is in everyone’s hearts forever.
You weren’t born in Austin, but you made it home. In fact, you’re so cool Austin made you a part of it. In the words of Albert King, your awesomeness scares us to death.
What do we even say? You’re the bee’s knees. The cat’s pajamas. The coolest person who has ever lived. We have a picture of you in the booth and your presence keeps KVRX DJs cool on the air. We’re eternally grateful.