Audacy Announces Weekday Lineup for Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country 

Bob Cole and Eric Raines to Host Mornings, Deena Blake to Take Over Middays, Raines to Also Host Afternoon Drive

AUSTIN, TX – June 21, 2024 – Audacy has announced the weekday lineup for Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country (KKMJ-HD3), effective June 24. Bob Cole and Eric Raines will host mornings from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT, Deena Blake will be heard from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT and Raines will also serve as afternoon drive host from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

The weekday lineup is as follows.

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CT: Bob Cole & Eric Raines

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT: Deena Blake

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CT: Eric Raines

“Bob, Eric and Deena are homegrown talents that have connected with listeners beyond the state of Texas by capturing the true essence of Country: authenticity,” said Nikki Nite, Vice President Programming and Operations, Audacy Austin. “This is a robust lineup that will easily bond with Austin through their commitment to the city and its culture. We are eager to begin this chapter at Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country with this charming trio!”

“I’ve been a proud ‘local radio guy’ my entire life. Audacy has gifted me the ability to continue my long-standing relationship with listeners in Austin and serve my community on another level,” said Cole. “Thank you to Doug Abernethy, Nikki Nite and Tim Roberts for their leadership and support.”

During his 30-year radio career in Austin, Cole recreated and launched KOKE-FM and has received numerous recognitions, including being inducted into the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. He also voices the University of Texas Longhorn football and baseball games, as well as the Longhorn Band. 

“Thank you, Audacy, for the opportunity to do what I love most – get on the air and champion music from this scene,” said Raines. “I look forward to fueling the shared passion my listeners and I have for this format on Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country and building up the community we’ve already established. It’s going to be one great ride together!”

With three decades of experience in Austin radio, Raines has earned five Texas Regional Radio Air Personality of the Year awards. His experiences as a drummer for notable bands, including Ty England, Rick Trevino, Charlie Daniels, and Sons of the Desert, helped cultivate his passion for radio.

“I’m thrilled to continue my radio journey and join the team at Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country, a brand new station that shares my love of Texas and Classic Country,” said Blake. “Here’s to making memories, great music and a new home!” 

Blake is a Texas native who has made her way across the nation, working at top Country music stations in Nashville, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. Her interest in radio began in high school with her first on-air position, which led her to Austin’s airwaves while attending the University of Texas. 

This announcement follows the launch of Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country. In the coming weeks, additional on-air staff and programming updates will be available. 

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Listeners can tune in to Austin’s 95.9 Texas Country (KKMJ-HD3) in Austin and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.  

David Heim
About Audacy

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