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.
ENRICHING AND EDUCATIONAL
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
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.
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.
Brings experienced jazz musicians into schools for workshops, mentoring, and inspiration through the Growing Jazz initiative.
Working Radio Station
Provides hands-on learning experiences to Trinity University students.
Connects students to the San Antonio music and arts industry. Introduces students to a variety of professional paths and employment opportunities.
Remains mission-driven. Independently funded by listeners, underwriters, grants and Trinity University.
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.