Austin radio host Kristen Kurtis lands Philly gig

Kristen Kurtis
Kristen Kurtis

Austin radio host Kristen Kurtis is heading home.

Kurtis, who spent about four years as KGSR’s midday host, has been tapped to host mornings on legendary Philadelphia radio station 88.5 WXPN-FM. In addition to her on-air duties at KGSR, Kurtis also served as assistant program director and music director.

She’s previously worked for stations in Boston and Spokane, Wash.

“As one who was raised on Philadelphia radio, returning to the area via 88.5 brings my life and career full circle,” Kurtis said. “I am ecstatic, proud and honored to be joining the prestigious staff at WXPN.”

Kurtis’ new gig is set to start next month.

“We’re really excited to have Kristen join our team,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN’s assistant general manager for programming. “She’s a huge lover of music, radio, people and the Philly area, where she grew up.”

Even though we’ll no longer see her around town, we can still listen to Kurtis on air via the WXPN website. Check it out at


Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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