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Station manager Eric Truax sat down With Jenny Cline to answer some questions.

Eric Truax KTRL and KURT station manager. Photograph by Sarah Friesen.

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he Cross Timber region is home of a relatively new National Public Radio affiliate, KTRL 90.5 FM. Eric Truax, who also teaches and oversees KURT 100.7 FM, the student-run station at Tarleton State University, manages the station. His interest in radio stems from childhood, while growing up in a military family living in Germany, his family would gather around the radio (for English language broadcasts) like other families gathered around the television. He’s been an on airpersonality and station manager since the late 1980s. Jenny Cline recently sat down with Truax to talk about the future of radio and NPR.

Q: What do you see for the future of radio? A: A lot of people in newspapers thought newspapers were doomed in the 1920s when radio came out. In the 1950s, radio thought

Students produce live radio show in the Tarleton State University station. Photograph by Sarah Richards.

Profile for Cross Timbers Trails

Cross Timbers Trails - Spring/Summer 2012  

A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas

Cross Timbers Trails - Spring/Summer 2012  

A magazine for the Cross Timbers region of Texas

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