Welcome to the New 91.3 FM, providing public radio to the Permian Basin. 

West Texas Public Radio (KXWT “Across West Texas”) relaunched at 91.3 FM with new ownership, new programming, and a stronger signal in May 2012. Its sister station, Marfa Public Radio, operates in the Big Bend region.

In the Press:


Columbia Journalism Review, “How A Vibrant Public Radio Station Rose in the West Texas Desert.” March 3rd 2015

Public Radio For the Permian Basin
Our mission is to provide radio that unites the community and promotes cultural enrichment through presentation and focus on the importance of art, education, science, quality of life and the local economy.

KXWT Board Members
Jim Byerlotzer (President)
Royce Mitchell (Treasurer)
Ginger Griffice (Secretary)
Bill Dingus
Chris Douridas
Lee Anna Good
Cory Van Dyke
Katie Kucera Ray
Liz Rogers

KXWT Staff
Elise Pepple, General Manager elise@kxwt.org
Sara Melancon, Office Manager sara@kxwt.org
Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Reporter lorne@kxwt.org
Travis Bubenik, Host/Reporter travis@kxwt.org
Wesley Smith, Engineer/Operations wesley@kxwt.org
Jane Boles, Development Specialist jane@kxwt.org

We’re Hiring!

West Texas Public Radio is seeking the voice for our mornings in West Texas. Our Morning Edition Host & Reporter is a person listeners trust and rely upon as a part of their daily life.

West Texas Public Radio/Marfa Public Radio is seeking a journalism-focused broadcast professional to serve as the local voice for NPR’s Morning Edition across West Texas. The host & reporter will also produce original reporting on a variety of regionally-relevant issues, will help craft the sound of the program, and will help guide the overall editorial vision of the station’s local news department. Full job description and details on how to apply here.

To inquire about internships, please contact sara@kxwt.org. We welcome 2017 interns Travis Lux and Zoe Kurland.

Code of Ethics
West Texas Public Radio supports the values represented by the Public Media Code of Integrity. It is a family-friendly organization that offers healthcare benefits to its employees and an environmentally-conscious workspace that encourages recycling.

Code of Diversity
West Texas Public Radio knows that a diverse workforce, management team, governing body, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the diverse communities in West Texas, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified candidates with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KXWT.

West Texas Public Radio will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success. West Texas Public Radio meets the standards of federal and state law, our Equal Employment Opportunity policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.

Local Content
West Texas Public Radio broadcasts public service announcements, with a specific, formal component designed to be of special service to the educational communities, to minority communities, and to diverse audiences. We broadcast community activities information and host community events that serve these communities in West Texas. We also partner with area schools and community non-profits.

KXWT Advisory Board Members
Glenn Rogers
Jack Blake
Art Leal
Stephanie Rivas
Barbara Chappell
Becky Ferguson

These are the organization’s most current audited financial statements: Marfa Public Radio FY14 Audit and MPR-990-2014. Here is our latest EEO document: EEO_Report_2015-16. These are the MPR Board of Director Meeting Minutes of 2015. To date in 2016, here are the approved board meeting minutes: MPR Board Minutes 160122. For information on other reports, please contact the station at 432-580-9130. The most recent meeting of the Board of Directors was held at the station headquarters on February 12. The next meeting is slated for Friday, May 13.

The kxwt.org web site was designed and built by Vast Graphics (Alpine, TX) using some identity materials originally created by Milkshake Media (Austin, TX).