We at Statesman Media can’t be more excited to launch Austin360 Radio today, April 8th.
Well-known Austin radio personality JB Hager will headline the new streaming radio station with his daily show, Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.
“After months of planning and creative effort, we’re thrilled to go live today,” said Scott Pompe, Statesman Vice President of Advertising. “Our intention when creating this station was to give Austin listeners an engaging alternative in music as well as in local news and entertainment content. It was also essential that we had an experienced local talent be the voice of our station. We feel incredibly fortunate that JB Hager is returning to local radio on Austin360 Radio.”
Hager was half of the popular “JB and Sandy Morning Show,” with co-host Sandy McIlree, that played on Mix 94.7 FM for almost 18 years. In 2014, Hager moved to the Austin Radio Network (ARN). After leaving ARN in 2016, Hager has been involved in various projects, including the Tour de France podcast with Lance Armstrong, “The Move.”
The station’s music genre is “’70s funk and soul.” Rather than played in their standard format, the funk and soul hits will be woven into party-style remixes. The remixes are created by Steve Raskin, founding member of Washington D.C. based group, Fort Knox Five.
During breaks in the music, Austin360 Radio will feature the work of Statesman Media journalists to cover their work on politics, technology, food, football and more. Also, Hager intends to share historical and quirky information about Austin.
Contact us to learn more on how to be a partner of Austin360 Radio!