Terry Foxx joined us in February as KUT’s Director of Programming and Audience. He is responsible for KUT’s programming and sound (think station IDs at the top of the hour), our podcast strategy (stay tuned for a daily news podcast later this summer), and the growth of our audience – especially among historically underserved Central Texans.
The native Texan has spent the past few years working in commercial radio along the East Coast, so he was excited to return to his home country and be closer to his family.
What are you listening to these days?
Lately I’ve been listening to all the 70s R&B artists of my youth such as Earth Wind and Fire, The OJs and The Isley Brothers. I also revisited rock bands from the 80s – Duran Duran, ZZ Top and Foreigner. Somehow my brain locked me into these genres. In general, I like music of all kinds.
As for podcasts, I’m a fan of Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People where no subject is off limits which leads to some surprisingly interesting conversations. I listened to a new podcast hosted by Ashley Flowers called Crime Junkie. I know these crime drama podcasts are popular right now and believe me this one is addicting. I’m also a fan of political history, so anything Jon Meacham does interests me.
Have you read anything interesting lately?
Unfortunately, I have a terrible habit of starting several different books at once, starting and stopping, and never really digging into any of them. One such book, still sitting on my bedside table that I hope to get soon is “A Promised Land” by former President Barack Obama. Others collecting Twilight include John Grisham’s “The Pelican Brief”, Charley Shultz’s “Charlie Brown” and Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why”, a book on leadership.
What do you like about ATX lately?
One of the first things I was looking forward to doing when I found out I was going to be sent back to Austin was getting to the Greenbelt. This is by far one of the best places to go mountain biking. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a great ride while enjoying all the sights and sounds. Next, I like to visit Pepe’s Tacos food truck. It’s a great way to spend a weekend in Austin.