Texas Radio Live is the longest running live music radio program on Austin radio! Celebrating 10 years from Guero’s Taco Bar’s Oak Garden
Each week, Sun Radio presents the latest and greatest singers, songwriters and musicians that call Texas home, while also paying tribute to the myriad of Texas musicians who have gone before us.
Texas Radio Live at Guero’s Taco Bar’s Oak Garden is a weekly fundraiser every Wednesday night that supports the Sun Radio Foundation. This live radio show is broadcast across Central Texas on the Sun Radio Network and streamed worldwide at SunRadio.com.
Part of Sun Radio’s mission is to support local musicians
The Sun Radio Recharge program has enabled Sun Radio to provide financial relief to local musicians through deferring the costs of electricity bills and paying artists to perform.
History Of “Texas Radio, Live”
Texas Radio Live is a continuation of Larry Monroe’s program, Texas Radio. When Monroe moved to Austin in 1977, his goal was to put Austin music on the radio in the form of records, live performances, and interviews. Soon after he joined KUT in 1981, he started a program called Texas Music, which was soon called Texas Radio. Texas Radio primarily spotlighted the recordings of Texas musicians, but on occasion featured a live guest or broadcast interviews taped by others. Monroe joined Sun Radio in 2011 and brought his programs, Blue Monday and Phil Music, with him, but also desired to bring back his Texas Radio program. Sun Radio founder, Daryl O’Neal responded to this by suggesting they create a live version of it. O’Neal then pitched the idea to Rob Lippincott, owner of Guero’s Taco Bar, who was thrilled at the idea of having Larry Monroe doing a program from Gueros. Monroe then solicited the help of David Arnsberger… and Texas Radio Live was re-born! Texas Radio Live continues today after Monroe’s untimely death in January 2014 with David Arnsberger hosting.