Austin’s Hot 95.9 Ditches Classic Hip-Hop For ‘Texas Country’


Audacy Austin has swapped Hot 95.9 (KKMJ-HD3) for Texas Country, now featuring a mix of classic Country and contemporary artists from the Texas music scene. Updates on on-air staff and programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

Artists featured include George Strait, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, as well as modern stars such as Aaron Watson, Cody Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, and Cody Jinks.

Audacy Regional President Doug Abernethy commented, “We’re delighted to launch Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country and continue delivering this wildly popular format to listeners on the FM dial. This station will offer the perfect blend of genre classics and the music shaping the Country music industry today.”


  1. My grandma called me out to the car to help her fix the radio cuz she was thinking she did something and changed her favorite station, when I looked and seen it was the right station but wrong kind of music needless to say it hurt our ears. It’s ok to admit y’all made a mistake that’s forgivable but not replacing or switching it back has no foreseeable signs of mending…sad move Austin sad move

    • I thought I wasn’t able to connect to the 95.9 R&B station or what was, because I had a new battery in my car and all of my pre-selected stations were “lost”… Austin trying to Paint the town, “Red”..??

  2. Booooooooo we’re supposed to be the capital city of music and 95.9 was Awesome now ANOTHER COUNTRY STATION!!!!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬 we have enough!!!!!

  3. Austin really doesn’t have much diversity in music. For a big of city as this is you either get Country, or classic rock. There is still 102.3 the beat but new style hip hop is terrible and people like reminiscing on the old school jams from back in the day. Although it shouldn’t come as any surprise as Austin has always tried to get rid of the hip hop stations. They are the first one targeted. Yet look at Houston and how local Artist from hip hop thrive over there. Maybe we’ll have a return of old school hip hop in Austin 1 day.

  4. NO!! This is a terrible idea! There are enough country radio stations in Austin already. Did you really need to add another one. The Throwbacks were one of a kind. I hope you’re providing another Throwback station in its place. You definitely lost your millennial listeners! Disappointing!


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