Media
1995 Readers Poll
1995 Critics Picks
Best Billboard

Reverse psychology which tickled the readers.

KGSR 107.1FM
8309 N. I-35
512/832-4000
www.kgsr.com

Best Book By A Local Author

Another return winner. Winik's wise and witty confessions so captivated Austinites, they had to single it out again. But we bet it's bumped next year. You see, Marion's got a new book going to press real soon.

Best Computer Book Selection

It's all about numbers. Not just the quantity of available books, but the 10% discount you get for shopping here. Take another 10% if you have a BookStop card. If the salesfolks don't know what you need, they won't fool you, they'll find someone who knows their head from their DOS.

Best Computer Repair

The home grown success story continues, helping with those sudden Window pains.

Dell
Susan Dell's Clothes Store, 3801 Capital of TX Hwy. N. Ste. A-100, 512/708-9550
www.dell.com

Best Computer Store

Whether you're techno-literate or a Net naïf, this store can serve your online needs. It's the Central Market of hard-drives, surge protect-ors, mousemats, and all sorts of stuff.

CompUSA
5601 Brodie Ln., 512/899-9221
9503 Research Blvd., 512/345-9960

Best Evening Radio

Like the Harper's magazine of radio - a collage of all sorts of goodies from Car Talk to Selected Shorts to Public Forum to that weird and wonderful deejay, Mr. Phil Musik.

KUT 90.5FM
300 W. Dean Keeton
512/471-1631
www.kut.org

Best Internet Provider

Near free for students and staff, it's every poor student's dream connection to the wide world of web.

University of Texas at Austin
727 E. Dean Keeton, 512/471-3434
Sarah M. & Charles E. Seay Building, Speedway & Dean Keeton, 512/471-1157
UT Architecture Library, 200 Battle Hall, 512/495-4620
University of Texas Department of Art & Art History, 2301 San Jacinto, 512/475-7718
www.utexas.edu

Best Late Night Deejay

Hey, Johnny W., make ours a double! Perhaps loved as much for his show as for the fact he's a real guy-about-town, not just some voice in a box.

KLBJ 93.7FM
8309 N. I-35
512/832-4000
www.klbjfm.com

Best Local Columnist

So the pen really is mightier than the sword. Wouldn't it be fun to have these Statesman stalwarts hold a tie-breaking duel?

Austin American-Statesman
305 S. Congress
512/445-3500
www.statesman.com

Best Local Writer

The divine Ms. W takes the crown again. Pencil yourself in for one of her local readings or tune in to All Things Considered to hear her jam a million great and zany and thoughtful and provocative (oh yes, provocative) words into too few minutes.

Best Morning Deejay (or Team)

These returning champs are no longer content just to ride the airwaves. These days they surf the Net, too. Tune in for details.

KLBJ 93.7FM
8309 N. I-35
512/832-4000
www.klbjfm.com

Best Newsstand

This is magazine avenue. With a long wall of rack after rack of magazines and newspapers from just about everywhere, you could easily kill a lunch hour just looking.

Congress Avenue Booksellers
716 Congress
512/478-1157

Best Pm Drive/Rush Hour Radio Program

Considering they don't just offer insight on all things worldwide, but also add a liberal sprinkling of Austin's own (such as Marion Winik and John Burnett), we couldn't agree more with these picks.

KUT 90.5FM
300 W. Dean Keeton
512/471-1631
www.kut.org

Best Public Access TV Show

Wait just one minute... News and information broadcast live from Carver Library with your titillating hosts, Clifton Griffin (big cheese librarian) and Richard Smith (reporter). The first 30 minutes feature state and local issues discussed and reported editorial style; the second part is call-in.

Channel Austin
1143 Northwestern
512/478-8600
www.channelaustin.org

Best Radio Format Change

The froggy has turned into a Prince. What used to be KFGI oldies is now KPTY and what's known in the biz as "hot adult contemporary." Like Phil Collins, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Boyz II Men, and the artist formerly known as....

Best Radio Show

Considering they don't just offer insight on all things worldwide, but also add a liberal sprinkling of Austin's own (such as Marion Winik and John Burnett), we couldn't agree more with these picks.

KUT 90.5FM
300 W. Dean Keeton
512/471-1631
www.kut.org

Best Radio Station

Lone Star Justice, serving you some killer homegrown. Easy on the ears without making you feel like you're on an elevator.

KGSR 107.1FM
8309 N. I-35
512/832-4000
www.kgsr.com

Best Radio Station To Listen To At Work

Lone Star Justice, serving you some killer homegrown. Easy on the ears without making you feel like you're on an elevator.

KGSR 107.1FM
8309 N. I-35
512/832-4000
www.kgsr.com

Best Radio Talk Show Host

Blumberg's not just another pretty mouth, and he applies his once-a-city-hall-reporter-always-a-city-hall-reporter attitude with both knowledge and objectivity.

Best Sportscaster

The man with the plays is the readers' fave.

Dave Cody
Fox 7
119 E. 10th
www.myfoxaustin.com

Best Sportswriter

Cotton's pickings, whether he's hawking hoops or talking titty bars, are always worth a look. One of our own and never without insight on everything from women to bowling balls to nosebleeds.

The Austin Chronicle
4000 N. I-35
512/454-5766
www.austinchronicle.com

Best Syndicated Columnist

Well, Molly done did it again. The politically provocative penster gives syndicated heck to peeved perusers and protects pansy proponents planetwide.

Austin American-Statesman
305 S. Congress
512/445-3500
www.statesman.com

Best TV Anchor Person

Maggio is no stranger to this winning slot, nor is she a stranger to the city. A mainstay with a clear view of the beat.

KVUE
3201 Steck
512/459-6521
www.kvue.com

Best Tv Newscast

Keeping cutesy crap to a minimum no doubt helped KVUE win again as our readers' favorite. Can't hurt that they stayed put on the same bat channel in this turbulent TV year.

KVUE
3201 Steck
512/459-6521
www.kvue.com

Best TV Reporter

Quick on his feet, swift on his swing, here is a feature reporter who knows how to really sniff out the interesting characters in town and get down and dirty with them.

KXAN
908 W. MLK
512/476-3636
www.kxan.com

Best Weather Person

Following a brief exit from TV weather, Kimmel took his meteorological skills to Channel 7 and again proved that, when it comes to his forecasts, things are always clear.

 
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