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City of license Buda, Texas
Broadcast area Austin-Round Rock metropolitan area
Branding "101X"
Slogan Independent. Local. Alternative
Frequency 101.5 (MHz)
First air date June 8, 1995
Format Alternative rock/Indie rock
ERP 12,500 watts
Class C2
Callsign meaning K ROX (as in Rocks)
The X is used in "101X" brand
Owner Emmis Communications
(Emmis Austin Broadcasting Company, LP)
Sister stations KBPA, KDHT, KGSR, KLBJ-FM, KLBJ (AM)

KROX-FM, aka 101X, is an alternative rock terrestrial radio station in Austin, Texas, United States.



101X signed on as "Austin's New Rock Alternative" on June 8, 1995.

The original airstaff included Sara Trexler, former KNNC (Austin's original commercial alternative radio outlet) personality Rachel Marisay, LA Lloyd Hocutt, Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes, KNNC ex Ray Seggern, Austin Chronicle critic and Z-Rock Austin personality Andy Langer, and more.

101X veered into active rock territory at the height of alternative's TRL-friendly nu-metal period of the late-90's. It's since returned to a broadly-appealing alternative presentation, closely associated with local Austin music and the more popular front of today's indie-rock.

Morning X

The morning show, called The Morning X, currently features Deborah O'Keefe and Jason Dick.

On July 30, 2007, morning show co-host Mike disappeared from the 101X staff and the morning show's title changed from "Mike and Jason" to "Jason and Deb". Some listeners theorize that Mike was fired because of on-air statements he made the previous week. No official reason has been given for his departure.[1][2]

On October 14, 2009, Jason and Deb were suspended for one week without pay for repeatedly making comments which insinuated racial slurs. As a result, all on-air Emmis disc jockeys will undergo cultural and diversity sensitivity training.

Current DJs

Current personalities include station vet Toby Ryan, Trevin, and metal specialty host of NO CONTROL Radio,Chuck Loesch. Seggern returned to the staff as host of the popular Chillville downtempo/electronica/acoustic program Sunday mornings. On March 5, 2009, midday DJ Elliot Garstin was let go because of budget cuts. Garstin was one of 60 employees let go by Emmis radio, also released was popular KGSR DJ & music director, Susan Castle. Castle had been with KGSR for 20 years, while Garstin was hired in 2008. [3]


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