KMFA/Austin — the oldest independent All-Classical station in Texas — is getting a new permanent home. The planned 18,000-square-foot building (artist’s impression pictured) will triple the size of the current KMFA studios and will allow for new amenities, including performance and recording spaces.
Contracts for the purchase were signed June 25, 2019. Groundbreaking is slated for July. The freestanding KMFA building will be a centerpiece of a development which is being planned with an “urban village” feel.
“KMFA is evolving as Austin evolves. We are committed to meeting the demand for more live and local programming, robust onsite production, and community events,” Ann Wilson, KMFA’s President and GM, said. “These new headquarters will allow KMFA to share the joy of classical media in new ways for generations to come.”
Once complete in late 2020, the new building is projected annually to host 10,000 people at a variety of station events.