DAILY Music January 17, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Local radio legend Larry Monroe died this morning.
A sufferer of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to KDRP founder Daryl O’Neal, he was taken to a hospital late last night after experiencing breathing problems..."
Anthem of the Sun
Non-commercial frequency Sun Radio broadens its solar-powered Americana throughout Central Texas
Music Story January 21, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Sun Radio – 88.9FM in Johnson City, 99.1FM for Fredericksburg, 100.1FM here in Austin, 103.1FM out in Dripping Springs, and 107.1FM around Central Texas – began its love affair with solar energy in 2009. Daryl O'Neal and his son Denver bought the station as the 5-watt KDRP running out of a defunct studio in Dripping Springs..."
Playback: Your Austin Music Poll Ballot
Armadillos for sale, Free Week, and an Austin Music Poll primer
Music Column January 8, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Radio Station: Sun Radio/KDRP..."
Playback: Live Music and Lodging
Hotel Indigo to break ground on Red River as Max Frost breaks the same with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on his Atlantic Records debut
Music Column April 4, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"..."When they got to a wall that they thought was too steep, they'd throw their hats over the wall so they'd have no choice but to go after them. I've thrown my hat over the wall and it's been very fun." The veteran radio personality, who can be heard all week on SXSWfm and oversees my show with fellow Chronic Chase Hoffberger on the website, now hosts "Hill Country Saturday" on KDRP 100.1FM from 9am-2pm..."
Playback: Blue Friday, Blue Sunday
Grim Reaper has its way with Austin: Larry Monroe, Charlie Hatchett, Steven Fromholz, and more
Music Column January 24, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...In 2009, Monroe's hours were cut, prompting an avalanche of angry letters to this paper and a "Where's Phil Music?" sticker campaign. In 2010, he opted for retirement from KUT and, in 2011, was recruited to join Dripping Springs Americana station KDRP...."
Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
Music Column January 3, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Radio Music Program: Blue Monday with Larry Monroe, KDRP..."
Playback: Golden Years Wagoneers
Wagoneers ready a resurgence
Music Column April 12, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...› KDRP radio in Dripping Springs has gone solar. The choice Americana station, which broadcasts at 100.1FM in Austin, stands as the first local frequency to get 100% of its power from the sun..."
The Larry Monroe Forever Bridge
PHOTO GALLERY June 23, 2015
"...Saturday, June 20 saw the opening of the Larry Monroe Forever Bridge, a memorial tribute to the legendary Austin broadcaster, musical scholar, and master of the "segway." Organized by accomplished photographer Ave Bonar, who was Monroe's partner when he passed at age 71 in 2014, the bridge on the edge of Little Stacy Park in Travis Heights includes hundreds of mosaic tiles that commemorate Monroe's three decades at KUT and three years at KDRP; his signature programs Blue Monday, Segway City, Texas Radio Live, and The Phil Music Show; and so much of the Lone Star music he championed (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Townes Van Zandt, Doug Sahm, Stevie Ray, Darden Smith, et al.). Mosaic artist Stefanie Distefano supervised the creation of the tiles, which were contributed by a host of Monroe's friends and fans..."
Playback – 2014: Keeping the Dream Alive
Reviewing ATX music 2014
Music Column December 23, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Within weeks, Austin lost historic deejay Larry Monroe, who passed unexpectedly from COPD-related breathing issues. Monroe, a master of musical connections who spun for KUT before jumping to KDRP in 2011, hosted essential programs Blue Monday and Segway City..."
Playback: Grohl Call
Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter, and documentarian Dave Grohl passes it on
Music Column November 20, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Ed Miller returns to the airwaves.
The venerable deejay, whose specialty shows Folkways and Across the Water were vanquished from KUTX's schedule in September, re-emerges on KDRP Sun Radio 100.1FM with the similarly titled Celtic show Across the Pond, now airing Sundays, 5-7pm..."
Not 'Glad All Over'
Postmarks May 6, 2014
I am appalled, Margaret Moser! I heard you on Kevin Connor's show on KDRP radio this morning. This was the second time I heard you publicly dis the Dave Clark Five on the air..."
'Austin Music Minute' maven Laurie Gallardo takes her time on KUTX
Music Story June 28, 2013, by Margaret Moser
"...Among criticisms heaped on the new KUTX was its location on the dial and its tower, which sometimes makes reception dodgy in southern Travis County. That's ironic because KDRP grabs listeners there..."
One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: I Heart Austin
Austin's music scene takes another heart-punch after the murder of Esme Barrera
Music Column January 13, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...While on the subject of KUT, let me note that for those who wondered where Phil Music finally went, beloved former KUT host Larry Monroe still fills in for Phil at 7pm on Thursdays for KDRP 103.1FM, the nonprofit community radio station broadcasting for Dripping Springs and the Texas Hill Country. Monroe's popular Blue Monday show can be found there at 7pm Mondays, and on Wednesdays, he and his co-host, David Arnsberger, present Texas Radio Live, 6-8pm at Güero's Taco Bar..."
Radio Coverage Disappointing
Postmarks July 18, 2011
"...And while I am a longtime fan of Cecilia Nasti's show, it's only five minutes long. Add that to the one hour of Food Love Austin on KOOP, and you have 65 minutes weekly of "Austin foodies serving it on the air.”
Is this what it takes to make the cover of the Chronicle now? A page-and-a-half story about 65 minutes of local programming? How about something on the encroachment of KDRP-LP's signal by KVET-FM? Or the loss of college stations across the country, including KTRU at Rice? A cover story on radio matters sure seemed promising, but this was a disappointment..."