Host Kevin Connor takes on bigger role at Sun Radio

Kevin Connor (Sun Radio photo)
Kevin Connor (Sun Radio photo)

Well-known Austin broadcaster Kevin Connor is the new program director at Sun Radio.

In his new role, he’ll help shape the station behind the scenes, in addition to being heard on air weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. alongside morning host Bo Chase and solo from 9 to 11 a.m.

Connor is also on the air Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“I am both thrilled and humbled by this opportunity,” Connor said. “I came over to Sun Radio as a weekend DJ last year because I enjoyed listening to the station so much. To become a fulltime member of the team is a dream come true.”

Earlier in his career, Connor spent time at several Austin radio stations, including 93.3 KGSR-FM. He’s also worked for ME Television, as well as South by Southwest, where he helped develop SXSWfm, an online radio station.

“As Sun Radio continues to grow, thanks in part to our listeners, members and underwriters, so did our need for a full time program director,” said Denver O’Neal, Sun Radio’s director of operations. “Kevin Connor is a staple of the Austin airwaves and has helped promote the sound of our town for over 34 years. He lives and breathes this music, the artists respect him a great deal, and so do we. I couldn’t think of anyone better to help Sun Radio continue to grow and sustain Austin and Americana music on our solar-powered airwaves than Kevin Connor.”

Sun Radio broadcasts on several frequencies in the Austin area, including 100.1 FM. The station also streams at sunradio.com.

Host Roger Allen moves to Sun Radio

jwj Roger Allen 037Well-known Austin radio host Roger Allen has switched stations.

Allen, who was the longtime host of “Lone Star State of Mind” on 93.3 KGSR-FM, can now be heard on Sun Radio, which broadcasts on four Central Texas frequencies: 100.1 FM in Austin, 103.1 FM in Dripping Springs, 99.1 FM in Fredericksburg and 88.9 FM in Johnson City.

At Sun Radio, he’s on the air weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.

“We’re pleased that Roger Allen has agreed to join the Sun Radio family as our new afternoon DJ,” Sun Radio program director Denver O’Neal said. “It seems a natural fit given that Roger has been a friend to Texas musicians for 40-plus years, many of whom we play daily on Sun Radio. Roger’s friend and Sun Radio patriarch Larry Monroe always spoke highly of his talents and we can’t wait to hear him on the Sun Radio airwaves.”