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Introducing A New News Program, Texas Standard, Starting Monday On KERA Radio

Mar 1, 2015

In honor of Texas Independence Day, we’re launching a new program Monday on KERA 90.1 FM – it’s a daily radio newsmagazine with a Texas accent. 

It’s called Texas Standard

It’s a statewide program that covers all things Texas – from breaking news to politics, from business to the arts. The show is based at KUT in Austin, and co-produced by public radio stations across the state, including KERA.

We’ll be airing Texas Standard live at 10 a.m. every weekday on KERA 90.1.

This means the second hour of The Diane Rehm Show will move to the evenings. Starting Monday, you can hear it at 8 weeknights on KERA 90.1.

The first hour of Diane Rehm will continue airing live at 9 a.m. on KERA – so you can call in then. And you can still listen to the second hour live online – it’s at WAMU.org.

Texas Standard is a new statewide news program that airs at 10 a.m. starting Monday, March 2, on KERA 90.1 FM.
Credit Texas Standard/KUT

David Brown hosts Texas Standard. (He once hosted Marketplace, which airs weeknights on KERA 90.1.)

What is Texas Standard?

Here’s an explanation:

From fascinating innovations that reshape technology to shifting demographics that transform the nation, from political leaders to pop culture icons – what happens in Texas drives the American narrative. So why let New York, Washington and Los Angeles shape our sense of the world?

Texas Standard is setting a new bar for broadcast news coverage, offering crisp, up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle and culture, the environment, technology and innovation, and business and the economy – from a Texas perspective – and uncovering stories as they happen and spotting the trends that will shape tomorrow’s headlines.

Learn more about Texas Standard.

Listen to the Feb. 27 program