KVLU airing “Texas Standard,”at 1 p.m. daily
BEAUMONT — KVLU 91.3 FM listeners have a new source for expansive coverage of state, national and international news — from a distinctly Texas perspective — with the launch of “Texas Standard.” The national daily news show of Texas, made its debut on Memorial Day and airs weekdays at 1 p.m. “We have been wanting to bring Texas Standard to 91.3 for a while,” said station manager Byron Balentine. “We’re excited to finally bring it to Southeast Texas listeners.”
The one-hour daily news magazine is a project of KUT Austin, KERA North Texas, Houston Public Media, and San Antonio’s Texas Public Radio.
This cross-station collaboration — the first of its kind among public radio stations in Texas — provides a platform to connect Texans to stories from communities across their state in the same way NPR’s “Morning Edition” connects listeners to stories from communities across the U.S. and around the globe.
Hosted by award-winning journalist David Brown, “Texas Standard” explores the world of news, economics, innovation and culture, every day — from a Texas perspective — in a fresh, contemporary, conversational style.
“When we listen to the news, many of us feel like it’s shaped by a New York or Washington, D.C. perspective,” said Brown. “’Texas Standard’” is the first daily public radio news magazine to prioritize local, national and international storiesin a manner that’s consistent with the way we Texans see the world.
“Our intent is to be fresh, original and groundbreaking,” continued Brown. “We believe that reporting marked by wit, humor and informality can uplift and underscore our shared humanity, while helping us understand the world around us.”
Prior to his work with “Texas Standard,” Brown founded and hosted the award-winning cultural journalism unit “Texas Music Matters,” produced KUT Public Radio. He is known nationally for his work as host of public radio’s “Marketplace.”
For a complete line-up of KVLU news, information, arts and culture programs, visit kvlu.org. For more information about “Texas Standard” visit: texasstandard.org.
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