Larry Monroe en Former KUT DJ Larry Monroe Has Passed Away (Update) <p class="p1"><strong>Update:&nbsp; </strong>KDRP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> founder Daryl O'Neal confirmed to KUT News that Larry Monroe died from complications due to the lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) early Friday morning. </span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A funeral will be held Thursday, January 23 at <a href="">Keplinger Funeral Home</a> in Hartford City, Indiana, <a href="">according to KDRP</a>. Pastor <a href="">Gary Hall</a> will officiate. Monroe will be buried at<a href=";CRid=640683"> Hartford City Cemetery</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Below you can listen to our remembrance of Monroe from KUT's Ben Philpott.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe>&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1"><strong>Original Post:</strong> We are sad to report long-time broadcaster and former KUT host Larry Monroe has passed away at the age of 71. Monroe worked for nearly 30 years at KUT and during his tenure he helmed the popular "Phil Music," "Blue Monday,"&nbsp; "Texas Radio" and "Segway City" programs.&nbsp;</p><p class="p3">Monroe became a fixture in Austin radio and in the music scene, as well — singing gospel songs on Easter Sunday with Willie Nelson, hanging out with&nbsp;Townes&nbsp;Van&nbsp;Zandt at The Hole in the Wall and, of course, providing eager audiences a constant source for Texas Music. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p class="p3">Monroe was a native of Hartford City, Indiana, and began working in radio since the age of 13. In 1977, he came to Texas. He started his popular "Phil Music" program as a way to kill time during KUT broadcasts of Austin City Council meetings —&nbsp;filling time and keeping listeners enthralled between council sessions.&nbsp;</p><p class="p3"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After leaving </span>KUT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2010, Monroe went on to host at </span><a href="">KDRP</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=""> in Dripping Springs</a>, continuing his much-loved programming with his signature style. </span>KDRP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> founder Daryl O'Neal says they don't make broadcasters like Monroe anymore.</span></p><p class="p3">"He was an absolute legend and our patriarch," O'Neal says. "He was the patriarch of our radio station. If it weren't for Larry Monroe, KDRP would not exist in the vein that it does today."</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p class="p3"> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 22:19:23 +0000 KUT Staff 9582 at Former KUT DJ Larry Monroe Has Passed Away (Update)