Jason Miller

Station Manager, KVLU-FM 91.3
Office: Theatre Annex Building; Suite 222
Phone: 409-880-7225
Email:  jason.miller@lamar.edu


  • Bachelors of General Studies, Lamar University, 2001

Debuting as a teenage disc jockey in 1995, Jason Miller dovetailed a lifelong love of music with live radio. Today, he leads KVLU 91.3 into its second half-century as station manager for the NPR affiliate and voice of Lamar University. The Southeast Texas native began his radio career at stations KQHN/KQXY in 1995, and moved to KVLU while completing his Lamar education and performing in the both the Lamar University Concert and Jazz band. Miller taught Reading at St. Catherine of Siena School in Port Arthur, served as a news photographer at KBTV-TV in Beaumont, and copy editor at The Orange Leader before returning full-time to KVLU as production and operations director in 2005. In 2023, Miller succeeded Station Manager Byron Balentine with a goal of continuing Balentine’s legacy of reflecting the genuine character, diversity and voice of Southeast Texas.

That legacy of broadcast excellence and community service includes Texas Broadcast News Awards for KVLU’s Bayoulands (Best Documentary in 2023 and 2022) and NFP or Not-For-Profit (Best Local Talk Show in 2022). The Southeast Texas Press Club honored KVLU for Best Public Affairs Program in 2022 and 2021 (Bayoulands) while On Campus at Lamar University and N-F-P took the top two awards for Best Public Affairs Program in 2020. Bayoulands earned the Texas Historical Commission 2022 Excellence in Media Achievement Award for the show’s preservation of Texas heritage. Tones & Drones, a podcast mining ambient music, earned the 2021 Friends of the Arts Innovation & Excellence Award from Lamar’s College of Fine Arts and Communication.

In addition to serving KVLU in administrative, production and fundraising roles, Miller continues to expand his creative horizons through hosting eclectic radio programs, such as Needledrop and Tones & Drones Radio, Complemented by national and syndicated public radio, KVLU’s local programming continues a campus mission as a learning laboratory for Lamar University students and fulfills a community mission by reflecting the diverse people, places and culture of Southeast Texas.