Get to Know KRTU

KRTU inspires curiosity, creativity, and connection within and among people to ultimately nurture a more creative, diverse, and bonded South Texas community.

KRTU’s History Employment Opportunities

A Crucial Anchor of the South Texas Jazz Community

KRTU keeps jazz relevant within a modern context by preserving its history and emphasizing its significance, contemporary value, and diversity.

In a time when the number of jazz radio stations across the nation is steadily decreasing, KRTU continues to provide a stronghold for all to enjoy and learn about the power and diversity of jazz.

Local community enjoying concert hosted by KRTU

An Important Cultural Force in San Antonio

Already receiving international recognition for its programming, KRTU 91.7 FM directly helps San Antonio’s rich and unique cultural scene flourish.


Independent Media Outlet

Arts Promotion
Provides vital exposure and support for the greater San Antonio arts community and enriches San Antonio’s cultural fabric.

Local Artist Support
Increases exposure for otherwise marginalized artists. Broadcasts, archives, and emphasizes the work of regional musicians through the South Texas Jazz Project.


Leader in the Arts

San Antonio Outreach
Collaborates with cultural institutions to strengthen the impact of San Antonio’s arts community.

Event and Concerts
Orchestrates monthly concerts in a variety of settings, from public gardens to fine art museums.


Educational Organization

Jazz Accessibility
Cultivates an appreciation of jazz and ensures the accessibility of jazz music for youth of all ages. Offers a rare opportunity to learn about the history and context of the entire jazz canon.

Community Programs
Brings experienced jazz musicians into schools for workshops, mentoring, and inspiration through the Growing Jazz initiative.


Working Radio Station

Experiential Learning
Provides hands-on learning experiences to Trinity University students.

Professional Connections
Connects students to the San Antonio music and arts industry. Introduces students to a variety of professional paths and employment opportunities.

KRTU Tower Initiative



Artistic Independence
Remains mission-driven. Independently funded by listeners, underwriters, grants and Trinity University.

Community Orientation
Utilizes its broadcast resources to meet the needs of the San Antonio arts community. Serves local businesses and nonprofits. Provides affordable underwriting opportunities, media partnerships for events, and public service announcements.


Meet the Staff

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Kory Cook
Music Director
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Julie Ledet, M.F.A.
Director of Development
JJ Lopez
JJ Lopez
General Manager
Monica Reina
Monica Reina
Station Manager
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas
Traffic & Production Coordinator