Gini Mascorro

Gini Mascorro

Monday through Saturday, 6 to 10 a.m.

Gini Mascorro is the morning host and music coordinator for KXT. Her earliest radio education consisted of George Gimarc’s The Rock & Roll Alternative and LaBella & Rody on KZEW (“The Zoo”), and reading Creem, Circus and Hit Parader at the grocery store magazine rack while waiting for her mother to finish shopping.

While studying Radio/TV/Film at the University of North Texas, she began her radio career in 1991 with KNTU 88.1, going on to host a late-night jazz show and working as promotions director. Following graduation, she took a six-month sabbatical in the UK, making various musical pilgrimages and working odd jobs in Oxford and Manchester, including pub DJ, receptionist and pet sitter. Upon her return to the states, she landed a job with Traffic Patrol Broadcasting, going on to report traffic for a number of Dallas/Fort Worth radio stations, including KTCK, “The Ticket.”

While on staff at KERA, she hosted All Things Considered on KERA-FM and produced the Evening Talk Show with Krys Boyd. In 2002, she slipped comfortably into the role of midday host/engineer and editor/producer of the daily Deep in the Arts segment, and editor of the online KERA arts calendar. She has also filled in for 90.1 at Night host Paul Slavens on numerous occasions.

Gini’s productions include a 2004 tribute to the legendary BBC Radio 1 presenter John Peel, a Beck retrospective, two shows celebrating cover versions, a Halloween show, and 2008’s fun-spirited Christmas Anthem, a two-hour mix of holiday tunes conveying the many moods of the season, co-produced with Joe Kozera.

Off the clock, Gini enjoys writing, travel, musicology, record shopping, rock ‘n’ roll documentaries and biographies, film history, and good food and wine.

New Music Monday picks – August 24, 2015

Today marks the first day of school and a bounty of KXT’s New Music Monday picks. Enjoy!

KXT’s Favorite Albums of the Year (so far)

The KXT crew offers up their favorite picks of 2015, so far. What are yours?

RSVP for KXT’s screening of Amy at the Angelika

Join KXT as we present a special screening of Asif Kapadia’s no-holds barred documentary on the legendary Amy Winehouse.

Remembering Elliott Smith: Q&A with Kevin Moyer

In anticipation of this weekend’s Texas Theatre screenings, check out KXT’s Q&A with Heaven Adores You producer and music supervisor Kevin Moyer.

Happy birthday, David Bowie!

All hail the King of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chameleons. Happy birthday, David Bowie!

Lovin’ Spoonful – a convo with Britt Daniel

Hear Gini’s chat with Spoon’s Britt Daniel, along with three sweet live studio tracks recorded just for KXT.

Hozier’s shout-out to St. Vincent

File under mind-boggling dream collaboration: Irish singer Hozier names Dallas’ very own St. Vincent as an artist he’d love to work with.

Midlake’s ready for their close-up

Midlake and their hometown of Denton get some Hollywood doc love – courtesy of actor Jason Lee and director Eric Noren.

NPR Music serving up Spoon premiere today

The new album, They Want My Soul, comes out in August. Get a taste of what’s to come this afternoon at 12:30!

Introducing Benjamin Booker

Prepare to fall in love with the buzz-saw charm of Benjamin Booker, and don’t say we didn’t warn you.