Come & Take It Live
"...A veteran voice on Austin’s airwaves, Kevin Connor, takes over as programming director for Central Texas’ solar-powered roots, rock, and country frequency: Sun Radio 100.1FM...."
"...Up on the second-story rooftop of Sun Radio, one looks east to the antenna farm near Loop 360 in West Lake Hills, and southwest at the Hill Country gateway of Dripping Springs. From where Denver O'Neal stands, eight rows of solar panels lay out along the north side of our perch...."
"...Dear Editor, Chase Hoffberger wrote a very interesting article on the solar-powered radio stations being broadcast in Austin and nearby Central Texas cities [“Anthem of the Sun,” Music, Jan. 22]..."
"...Among other things, I found at least one error and was left unclear on a point. First, in the second paragraph, Mr. Hoffberger quotes Denver O'Neal as saying that Sun Radio's solar panels go "into this control box, then converts AC to DC..."
"...Radio Coffee & Beer opened to much fanfare over the weekend. While South Austin residents have been waiting patiently for the coffee shop/craft beer hybrid to open its doors, local singer/songwriter and owner of Radio, Jack Wilson has been meticulously renovating the well-loved space...."
"...TV on the Radio electrifying Austin City Limits Monday night brought to mind an obvious antecedent. A cliched, some might say quasi racist one, but when Living Colour tore out of New York in the Eighties, even then everyone tried to recall a black rock act as commercial or convincing..."
"...Playing opposite Bassnectar as the sun set on the Miller Lite stage, TV on the Radio opened with an ethereal ocean of electronic drone and tinkling percussion that slowly unfolded into a 10-minute take on 2003’s “Young Liars.” Such a slow-burning intro takes moxie, but the Brooklyn art rockers, performing here as a sextet, remain utterly unafraid...."
"..."I'm perfectly willing to let you in." The recorded voice of Free Radio Austin's last broadcaster. "Just show me your search warrant..."
"...Already we’re in a different place than we’ve been in a long time, and that’s fine. We’re getting radio airplay, which we haven’t since the mid-Nineties..."
"...While not as much hoopla as this Wednesday's Austin Music Awards, the Industry Awards go to the clubs, radio stations, visual artists, studios, as well as the support organizations and personalities that keep Austin's vaunted musicians in the eyes and ears of locals...."
"...Meanwhile, South by Southwest director Roland Swenson turned his guest presenter slot into a roast, aiming ruthlessly hilarious barbs at friends and colleagues. Recently ousted Texas Music Office Director Casey Monahan, winner of the Music Business Hall of Fame, provided a full house with marching orders: Fight for the respect our work deserves. Radio Station..."
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"...Hosted by the Chronicle's own Chase Hoffberger and Kevin Curtin, the third annual event featured music from the Berkshire Hounds. The winners were chosen by the public and awarded as Austin's favorite radio personalities, clubs, producers, and more...."
"...Best Radio Program: The Morning X with Jason & Deb, 101X..."
"...Radio Personality: Kevin Connor, Sun Radio..."
"...Radio Station: Sun Radio..."
"...It's planned to house a new "Pop-Up Riverside Arts District," which was supposed to be up and running by Jan 1. Or at least that's what Sun Radio Founder Daryl O'Neal was told when his station entered into an agreement with Austin Creative Alliance and the Presidium Group last year...."
"...Tickets are on sale now. Winners of industry categories including Best Radio Personality and Best Poster Artist will be announced at the notoriously boisterous Austin Music Industry Awards, hosted by yours truly at Emo's on Feb..."
"...Karate Kid's moral tone has always been an admirable one -- self reliance and all that -- but here it's undercut with some remarkably silly scenes involving Miyagi's pals, the Buddhist monks (what they're doing living just outside Boston is another in a long series of Next Karate Kid oddities). They dance, they mug, and, in a scene strikingly reminiscent of a well-known mid-Eighties college radio hit, they go to the all night SuperLanes..."
"..."Man I hope my radio don't be on some Nazi shit."..."
"...Sun Radio broke KUTX's seven-year streak, seizing Best Radio Station honors at Monday's Austin Music Industry Awards. The community love-in, crowning winners from industry-focused categories of the Austin Music Poll, rolled primo acceptance speeches from the likes of John Kunz, who collected his 35th straight Best Record Store award and noted Waterloo Records has helped music fans survive the Reagan years, both Bush administrations, and they'll be here to get us through Trump's reign..."
"...Dear Editor, Best radio cover story [“Anthem of the Sun,” Music, Jan. 22] and “Page Two” (Paul Ray, R.I.P.), ever..."
"...Before long, they're hitched and honeymooning in Cabo, where, to his dawning dismay, Eddie discovers why, in the long run, Match.com may not be such a bad idea after all. Lila sings along, boisterously and well, with every single song that comes on the radio, her marathon sex drive could have qualified her for a spot in the 1938 Munich Olympics (but leaves him a quivering wreck), and suddenly what seemed like a match made in heaven becomes, in the space of days, a hellish mistake..."
"...Sure, all his limbs and vitals appear to be in working order, but his wife Jillian (Theron) knows something's not right. What that is remains maddeningly vague throughout the film, with statements that make little or no sense whatsoever about radio-wave-borne alien intelligences that are star-hopping their way across the galaxies to invade planet Earth..."
"...Starring: Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frederique Feder and Jean-Pierre Lorit. In one second, the time it takes to look away from the road to tune a car radio, drop a book to the street, or bump into a stranger, the path of one's life can be drastically altered, as well as the lives of people not even known..."
"...Lap ‘em. I don’t need no stinkin’ iPod. When radio was king, Seventies-Eighties, Bay Area airwaves broadcast their native stock: Journey, Grateful Dead, Tubes..."
"...Radio Station: KUTX..."
"...Radio Station: Sun Radio/KDRP..."
"...All that stood in our way of divisional domination was KOOP Radio...."
"...Games one and two will be broadcast nationally on ESPN with game three (if necessary) being shown on ESPN2. Catch all three on 1300 AM the Zone on your radio dial...."
"...Throughout the event, which endured a slight rain delay on Saturday, the family circle appeared to remain unbroken. The omnipresent dancing guy who loans out glittery shawls to fellow festers boogied in front of the stage as usual, OSMF’s longtime media partner, Sun Radio, recorded performances and introduced bands, and the crown-wearing gentleman who hands out food backstage all proved present and accounted for..."
"...Antone's co-owner Will Bridges commemorated the blues joint's Best Music Venue to Play honors in revealing late club founder Clifford Antone's original vision: Make a place musicians want to play and the rest will follow. Sun Radio's A Hill Country Saturday host Kevin Connor collected his Best Radio Music Program plaque with a simple formula: "Play a good song, then think of another song that will sound good after it." Croy & the Boys singer Corey Baum lampooned gender stereotypes by effusively lauding AMA director and all-around renaissance lady Celeste Quesada, then stated, "Behind every great woman, there's a great man" and presented the Best Producer award to her husband Adrian Quesada...."
"...Dear Editors, Thanks to The Austin Chronicle for including deejay Larry Monroe in the list of nominees for induction into the 2017 Austin Music Hall of Fame. All on the list were exceptional and to Jack Pott’s point ["HOF Hopefuls," Feedback, March 17], Austin will never run out of great musicians and music industry luminaries to include! Larry’s mission when he moved to Austin in 1978 was to put local music on the air, and thanks to KUT and Sun Radio he had the opportunity to do that for more than 30 years..."
"...The ugly scene painted throughout "Bughouse in Pasadena" bristles with the appropriate amount of crazy, and "Missing Guru" references the local, still-at-large swami convicted of sex with children utilizing Charlie Sexton's electrified sitar. Tex-Mex trappings and Beach Boys harmonies bring a vivid contrast to "Moscow Girl," while "Solar Powered Radio" sings his craggy praise of Central Texas' rising superstar of the airwaves, Sun Radio, with a stomp and howl..."
"...Band visionary Claudio Sanchez called a cease-fire on Coheed and Cambria's seven-album sci-fi sprawl, and now dips into more emotionally grounded territory. Pop rock rather than space prog, The Color Before the Sun is akin to his beloved Rush's permanent wave goodbye to fantasy epics in favor of radio-friendly AOR..."
"...Following in the footsteps of coffee/beer amalgamators Wright Bros. Brew & Brew and Radio Coffee & Beer, the Koenig Lane location of Thunderbird Coffee launched its tap room this week...."
"...In the Documentary Spotlight field, Trinidad filmmaker PJ Raval returns with Before You Know It, his look at gay seniors (Raval also lensed The Bounceback); UT Radio/Television/Film department chair Paul Stekler reunites with Vote for Me collaborators Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, and Peter Odabashian for Getting Back to Abnormal, a look at growing pains in post-Katrina New Orleans; and director Josh Johnson debuts ode to home video Rewind This! An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story is another project of interest – especially for anyone who inhaled Pamela Colloff’s recent, riveting two-part feature in Texas Monthly about Michael Morton’s wrongful conviction as a wife-killer; it’s directed by Al Reinert (For All Mankind), the Houston-based two-time Academy Award nominee...."
"...The Round Rock Express spends this week on the road so there won’t be a chance to catch a home game, but if you happen to be listening on the radio, keep an ear open for these future Major Leaguers...."
"...That Bryant, the Zellners, the Duplasses, Poyser, and Vaughan all originally met through production courses in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at UT is not incidental, and in fact, with the exceptions of Luke Savisky and John Pierson, all of these filmmakers took classes there and cite their creative partnerships with other students as the most positive and enduring aspect of their experience with the program (and now Pierson's on the faculty). Similarly, Savisky says his ongoing connection with mentor Bill Lundberg of UT's TransMedia program, collaboration with bands like Stars of the Lid and the now-Chicago-based Poi Dog Pondering, as well as the support of a veritable who's who of Austin filmmakers and artists, have helped keep his own creative fires burning here for the past 20-odd years..."
"...Wednesday, Dec. 19: Sun Radio..."
"...On Gabriel Winterfield’s right stood a small set of effect pedals morphing his voice from acid-house echoes to cosmic radio delays and Technicolor rainbow arcs. Beat mastermind Jono Ma was confined between an industrial smear of electronics and three Jaguar guitars as he hunched over a cluster of dials and knobs...."
"...Doug Moreland's Bring Back the Swing, the local fiddler's ninth LP, begins with easy-rolling Western swing. Strings straight from the dance hall, the ever consummate entertainer, songwriter, and host of Sun Radio's Behind the Lines keeps boots shuffling..."
"...Longtime Mac confidant Jody Denberg reports that today, Thursday, at 1pm, KUTX 98.9FM will re-broadcast McLagan's Bump Band playing a final Studio 1A session, featuring three live cuts from the keyboardist's stunning 2014 swan song, United States, plus an interview. Another radiomate, Kevin Connor, has pronounced Thursday "Ian McLagan Day" on Sun Radio 100.1FM, promising Mac tracks on the hour, every hour...."
"...Sun Radio’s Kevin Connor..."
"...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..."
"...Robert Ellis could easily become a star if, paradoxically, he doesn’t fall victim to his own multifaceted talent. A skilled songsmith capable of perfect hooks and sticking indelible phrasing, Ellis plies deep country twang, poignant grit, jazzy runs, and even expertly watered-down radio crossover hits..."
"...The Austin City Limits Music Festival, as an institution, has grown so mainstream that easy recognition remains crucial. No doubt the fact that Smith’s “Stay With Me” hasn’t left the radio for months caused the mass gathering, but it still felt outsize...."
"...Did you miss Sarah Wolf on The Fringe Radio this morning with JB & Sandy? Fear not, weekend warriors. Our list of event picks are right here...."