Author: Gini Mascorro
Monday through Saturday, 6 to 11 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.
July 30, 2021 by Gini Mascorro
Up your reading game and dive into these music memoirs and fiction books, recommended by our own Gini Mascorro.
April 6, 2021 by Gini Mascorro
KXT asked Valerie June a few questions ahead of her new book, “Maps For The Modern World.”
October 30, 2018 by Gini Mascorro
We’re celebrating the spooky and the kooky with a wicked Halloween playlist.
September 25, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
KXT’s New Music Monday’s got your soundtrack all sussed out.
September 18, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
Get into the groove of your new week with KXT’s New Music Monday picks!
September 5, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
Don’t belabor over what to play for your Labor Day holiday. Let KXT’s New Music Picks step in to help.
August 21, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
Bask in the post-eclipse afterglow with KXT’s New Music Monday picks for August 21.
August 14, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
On the lookout for some new playlist gems? KXT’s New Music Monday has you sorted.
August 7, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
Let KXT’s New Music Monday picks get you back into the groove.
July 31, 2017 by Gini Mascorro
Need to freshen up your weekly soundtrack? KXT’s New Music Monday has you covered.