Denton KXT listeners’ opinions were heard at the KXT Public Music Meeting

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KXT Program Director Benji McPhail hosted the KXT Public Music Meeting at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

Last week, Danโ€™s Silverleaf in Denton hosted the KXT Public Music Meeting, drawing local community members eager to influence KXT Radio 91.7 FM’s playlist.

Attendees listened to 60-second clips of new songs from both local and international artists, rating them from 1-10 using booklets provided.

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Attendees held up their opinions on song snippets via the cards labeled 1-10 provided by KXT. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Paul Slavens on stage at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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No opinion was held back at the KXT Public Music Meeting. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Mixed opinions at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

Standout favorites included “Cathedrals” by local band Secrecies, Willie Nelson’s “The Border,” and “Low Sun” by Hermann Gutierrez.

However, some songs received mixed reviews, as guests shared their strong opinions over the microphones. Other songs included “Good Together” by Lake Street Dive, “Keep Going” by Buster, and “Superstar” by Rainbow Kitten Surprise.

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Benji McPhail on stage at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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KXT DJ Jackson Wisdorf gets the opinion of a guest at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Nearly all the seats were filled for KXT listeners to have their voices heard at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Paul Slavens had the crowd roaring in laughter when composing an impromptu song on stage about being in hell on I-35. Photo: Jessica Waffles

Special guest Paul Slavens, a KXT radio DJ and musician, entertained the crowd with impromptu songs inspired by their suggestions, including a humorous song describing hell on Interstate-35.

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Assistant Program Director and KXT DJ Lesley James gets the opinion from a guest at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Some songs did better than others in the public opinion pool. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Paul Slavens is something of a local legend in North Texas. Photo: Jessica Waffles

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Good times with KXT at Dan’s Silverleaf. Photo: Jessica Waffles


Jessica Waffles is a freelance photographer/videographer and regular contributor to KXT.ย 
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