ABOUT US


 

 

Austin Underground is an entertainment news show that focuses on the music culture within Austin. Tune in to discover something new about the Live Music Capital of the World!

          Live Wednesday Nights at 10:30pm on                                      Texas Student Television!                         Watch on channel 15/ 16/ 29.1 (Austin local channels)

 

STAFF

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER-

NICK BUTLER

4th Year / Radio-TV-Film, Advertising
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Nick has been a part of AU since 2017 and has been an Executive Producer since Spring 2019. Nick hopes to help maintain and strengthen AU’s position as a part of Austin music culture. He aims to work in the music industry in the future.

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MALANIE GARDEA

3rd Year / Radio-TV-Film

Malanie has been a part of AU since Fall 2018. She has served as our Social Media Coordinator and is currently one of our Executive Producers. She enjoys the culture and the close relationships that AU has provided her throughout her time at the forty acres. Every interview Malanie has done for AU has been special, from ACL to South by Southwest, but her most memorable interviews were with Greyson Chance at SXSW and Wrabel at ACL. She hopes to work in the entertainment industry and develop a music and arts non-profit organization in the future.

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ERIN WALTS

4th Year / Radio-TV-Film, Business
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Erin has been with AU for almost eight semesters and has held many different positions along the way. AU helped her first navigate the music industry and now realize her passion for guiding others through it as well. Erin hopes to continue this one day as an artist manager or digital marketer in the music business.

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR- NASTASSJA COLLAK

Nastassja has been a part of AU since Fall 2019. She was previously a Stage Manger, and since Fall 2020 has been our Social Media Coordinator. She loves managing AU’s socials and hopes to greatly grow AU through our various platforms. Later in life Nastassja hopes to work in the entertainment and music video industry and potentially branch out into marketing.

2nd Year / Radio-TV-Film
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VISUAL CONTENT EDITOR-

SARAH VILLARREAL

2nd Year / Radio-TV-Film

Sarah has been a part of AU since Fall 2019 and has held the position of Video Editor since Spring 2020. AU gave her a space to make connections with people across all kinds of music. Sarah hopes to work in the entertainment and music industry in the future.

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SOCIAL MEDIA DEPUTY-

KAITLYN WILKES

2nd Year / Journalism
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Kaitlyn joined AU in 2020, becoming Social Media Deputy her second semester. She aims to showcase all the amazing things that AU does for local artists and beyond, as well as the efforts and the people who make AU great.

Tony has been with AU since 2020 and Digital Director since this semester. He has a passion for music journalism and hopes to refresh the AU website with new content and reviews.

DIGITAL DIRECTOR-

TONY NINOV

1st Year / Radio-TV-Film
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MUSIC CURATOR- MICHEAL BRADEN

1st Year / Radio-TV-Film
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Micheal has been part of AU since 2020 and became our first ever Music Curator this semester. He aims to make sure that AU and all who watch it are up to date with our favorite songs, albums, and artists.

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Ryan and Erin host the show!
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From interviewing and concert photography, to hosting shows and writing reviews, Austin Underground would not be possible without all of our amazing volunteers!

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