Press Release: KMFA 89.5 elects Mandy Dealey board chair

October 1, 2013 (AUSTIN, Texas) – Mandy Dealey was elected the first female chair of the KMFA Board of Trustees at the September board meeting.

Dealey will serve a one-year term as the board chair and succeeds Steven Moore, who was chair for the past eight years and will now serve as vice chair. The board passed a resolution thanking Moore for his service to the organization through the years. Other elected officers include Malcolm Cooper as treasurer and Toby Tobleman as secretary.

Read more here!

Press Release: Instrument drive to help underserved Austin music students

August 16, 2013 (AUSTIN, Texas) – KMFA 89.5 is proud to be a media sponsor and drop off location for the inaugural Fall Into Music instrument drive, an initiative from the Hispanic Alliance for the Performing Arts to help underserved music students in Austin, from September 4 – 8.

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UT Austin Women in Communications blog: What Seasoned Senior Me Would Tell My Freshman Self

Depending on your pop culture knowledge and/or whether or not you watch “Saturday Night Live” on the regular, you might be aware of the opening skit from last week’s episode hosted by Miley Cyrus. For those of you who are unaware, the idea behind the skit was what would a conversation between the modern Miley and Hannah Montana-era Miley look like.

This got me thinking about my own life. What would the modern me say to a younger version of myself? So, in the vein of wanting to help my fellow students, I decided to play this hypothetical game.

Read the rest here!

Senior Me with my friend Analisa at Carmelo's Ristorante in Austin.

Senior Me with my friend Analisa at Carmelo’s Ristorante in Austin.

My Great Uncle Honored by President Obama

Just wanted to give a shout out to my great Uncle Howard Twilley for being honored with his teammates from the 1973 Miami Dolphins football team at The White House today. It was part of a ceremony to celebrate the team for being the only undefeated team in NFL history.

Read about it on the White House blog here.


Social Media Hit: Live Tweeting Approved by NPR’s “From the Top”

During my trip with KMFA Classically Austin to see the National Public Radio program “From the Top” recording at the Texas State International Piano Festival on June 8, 2013, I participated in a live tweeting session on behalf of KMFA during the program. “From the Top” enjoyed our live tweeting so much that they retweeted our tweets throughout the show and gave our live tweeting a shout-out in addition to interacting with us throughout the program on Twitter.

The screenshot below provides a quick scene from that live tweeting session. You can follow KMFA on Twitter @KMFAClassical.

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Press Release: NPR Comes to Texas State

Read the press release I wrote on behalf of KMFA Classically Austin to announce their sponsorship of National Public Radio‘s “From the Top” program coming to the Texas State International Piano Festival at Texas State University. This press release was sent to the media in early June and resulted in the publication of an article about the event in the Austin American-Statesman. You can see my post about that article here.

Read the official press release on KMFA’s website here!

Press Hit: YNN Austin does feature on KMFA’s “Kids Recording Kids” summer camp

On June 27, YNN Austin did a TV shoot at the KMFA studios for a feature on KMFA Classically Austin’s “Kids Recording Kids” summer camp after I pitched them with a media advisory. Reporter Jess Mitchell filmed live segments during the 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. news hours. In addition, an edited compilation piece was aired every 30 minutes for 24 hours on YNN.

You can see a write up about the TV segment on YNN’s website here!


Snapshot captured during the YNN filming in the KMFA studios.

Press Hit: Austin American-Statesman publishes a story from my KMFA Classical 89.5 press release!

On June 7, the Austin American-Statesman ran a story in the print edition of their newspaper that came from a press release I wrote and sent on behalf of KMFA Classically Austin. It was published on the front page of the Movies & Life (Arts) section of the paper. The Statesman also ran the story in the online edition of the paper on June 6.

Luke Quinton wrote the article about a young pianist from Cedar Park who will be part of National Public Radio‘s “From the Top” recording at Texas State University on June 8. The article includes an interview with the young pianist and with Christopher O’Riley, the host of “From the Top.”

Read the online version of the story here!

Photo of the print version of the article from June 7.

Photo of the print version of the article (bottom center/right) from June 7.