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KOKE-FM’s Eric Raines Named ‘Broadcast Personality Of The Year’ By Texas Country Music Association

KOKE-FM’s Eric Raines Named ‘Broadcast Personality Of The Year’ By Texas Country Music Association

(Ft. Worth, TX. – October 16, 2018) – Austin’s own Eric Raines of KOKE-FM 98.5/99.3 has been named Broadcast Personality Of The Year at last night’s 2018 Texas Country Music Awards ceremony at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, TX.

Eric Raines has been a broadcast staple in the Austin and Central Texas landscape for over 17 years, and a passionate supporter of Texas country music singers, songwriters, and musicians.

“We are so proud of Eric and his win,” says Lise Hudson, General Market Manager for Genuine Austin Radio Broadcasting. “Eric has been a strong proponent and supporter of the Texas country music scene since its inception. This award is incredibly well deserved and our team is so happy he has been recognized by his peers in the industry. Anyone who knows Eric knows his loyalty and passion for the artists, bands, and their craft.”

KOKE-FM 98.5/99.3 also received a nomination for Terrestrial Radio Station of the Year.

KOKE-FM can be heard on air at 98.5-FM, 99.3-FM, streaming at kokefm.com or through our free KOKE-FM app. Eric Raines can be heard weekday mornings on KOKE and Cole in the Morning, weekday afternoons from 3pm-7pm, Saturday mornings 5am-10am as the host of Country Gold and Sunday mornings 7am-11am host of the Sunday Morning Gospel Show.



KOKE-FM is Austin’s home for Texas country and the University of Texas Longhorn Athletics partner. KOKE-FM was revered as one of Central Texas’ most innovative stations in the country according to a 1974 Billboard magazine article. The call-letters were brought back to life in 2012 as a locally owned & operated country alternative. KOKE-FM has grown from one station and one frequency, to simulcasting on two frequencies, expanding our signal to homes through the Hill Country and beyond. The original KOKE-FM played a role in the careers of the “outlaws”. Waylon, Willie and the boys lead the way with KOKE-FM to help promote some of the most iconic singer/songwriters of the time. KOKE-FM is a sister station of sports talk The Horn 104.9-FM // 101.9-FM // AM-1260, and classic hits 105.3 The Bat.

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