Willie Nelson and Rob Mahoney on ‘What’s the Cover?’

Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, Willie Nelson and Rob Mahoney

As host of What’s The Cover, Rob Mahoney was seen 7 days a week for over two years on the Austin Music Network and KRV-TV. The live two hour cablecast/broadcast, valued by concert and club goers for previews of music events in Austin, was exposure to thousands of bands, uncounted musicians, scores of interesting guests, charitible and for-profit organizations, and some of Austin’s best characters.

Thursdays were always a bustling day around the studio. That was the day of the week when area chefs would come to cook on-air for Rob and then feed the entire crew afterwards. “We always seemed to have plenty of help on those days,” jokes Rob.

Overall, it was quite a ride — yielding Rob and his chronies the Austin Music Award for Best Local Television Show. In fact, months after going off the air, What’s The Cover garnered the number 2 slot in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll finishing just behind Austin City Limits.

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