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Austin Broadcasting Legend Larry Monroe Dies

Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 05:15 AM CST

Legendary Austin radio personality Larry Monroe has died.

Monroe worked at Austin NPR affiliate KUT for nearly 30 years.  He hosted the long-running Blue Monday program in addition to Phil Music, Texas Radio and Segway City, KUT says on its website.

Recently he worked at KDRP 100.1, a non-profit community radio station in Dripping Springs. 

"We are at a loss for words because Larry was always the one who gave them to us, words.  He's a legend, plain and simple, a brother and a friend," said KDRP station founder Daryl O'Neal.

According to the radio station's website, Monroe's death was sudden and unexpected. Services have not been arranged.

Monroe was a well-known part of the Austin music scene. He was friends with Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt among others. He spoke at Van Zandt's funeral.

Monroe was 71.

Austin Broadcasting Legend Larry Monroe Dies

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