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Sun Radio presents Rock-toberfest

Sun Radio presents Rock-toberfest

Wednesday, 07 October 2020
Sun Radio proudly presents Rock-toberfest, a month long celebration of legendary late & living musicians, local live music, and our listeners! Join us on one of our 11 signals, online, or through our app, for 30 days of Rock-tober festivities!
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for:
  • The month of October, and this year especially, is stacked with so many iconic musical anniversaries, birthdays, and album releases including:
    • 10/4: The 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s passing
      • Rock-toberfest will kick into gear this Sunday with Janis Joplin musical tributes throughout the day.
      • Rebroadcast of Janis Joplin’s Pioneers Of Sun Radio segment at noon.
    • 10/9: John Lennon’s 80th birthday
      • John Lennon musical tributes throughout the day with Beatles tunes, solo material, and cover songs.
    • 10/10: John Prine’s 74th birthday
      • John Prine musical tributes throughout the day.
    • 10/13: Paul Simon’s 79th birthday
      • Paul Simon musical tributes throughout the day.
    • 10/18: Chuck Berry’s 94th birthday
      • Chuck Berry musical tributes throughout the day.
      • Rebroadcast of Chuck Berry’s Pioneers Of Sun Radio segment at noon.
    • 10/20: Tom Petty’s 70th birthday
      • *SEE BELOW*
    • 10/23: Release of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Letter To You’
      • Tunes off the album throughout the day.

o In 2017, in honor of legendary rocker
Tom Petty, Sun Radio led the charge for the City Of Austin to declare by formal proclamation Oct. 20th officially Tom Petty Day in Austin, Texas. We succeeded, and 3 years later are still committed to honoring the late music legend. Tune in Tuesday, Oct. 20 for a full day of Tom Petty music (including tunes off the new ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’ out on 10/16), plus local artist & listener memories, and more on Sun Radio. Use the SHOUT OUT feature on the free Sun Radio app (for iPhone & Android) to record a special Tom Petty memory & song request!

o In celebration of our new studio on Manchaca Rd., the week leading up to Halloween Sun Radio is hosting live, studio sessions featuring some of Central Texas’ most iconic artists, hosted by Suzanna Choffel each day 10/26-10/30 at noon. Listeners are invited to attend (virtually) as we broadcast on-air and online through the Sun Radio website and app. Each Monday & Friday beginning 10/5, we’ll announce a new artist that will be joining us in studio.

o Sun Radio’s Rock-toberfest month will conclude on Halloween! Tune in all of 10/31 for a spook-tastic variety of Halloween tunes to get you in the spirit of the holiday.

Support Sun Radio for Rock-toberfest Giveaways

  • Zombie Survival Kits (Oct. 26th-30th)
    • Trick or treating may not be a reality this year, but why shouldn’t we still celebrate? Beginning Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30, Solar Panel members have the chance to win a Sun Radio Zombie Survival Kit, equipped with everything you need to survive Halloween this year.

      Items include:

    • The latest albums from The Mavericks, David Ramirez, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Charley Crockett
    • Variety pack of either Texas Beer Company Beer or Rambler Sparkling Water
    • Sun Radio Zombie Survival Drinking Game
    • Gift cards to Johnny G’s Meat Market, Torchy’s Tacos, Tillery St. Plant Company
    • Glass mug from Texas Beer Company
    • Coffee from Texas Coffee Traders
    • Tecovas bandanas & koozies
    • Nerf gun and darts (to thwart the zombies)
      + more

Not a Solar Panel member? No problem! Become a new member at $15+ a month (or a one-time of $150) to be eligible. Tune in to Sun Radio throughout the month for more information on how to win!

View Sun Radio Contest Rules

  • Why You Should Donate to Sun Radio
    • The financial support of our listeners and supporters enable Sun Radio to provide the world-class, programming you hear all day, every day. This year looks a little different for Sun Radio, as we are unable to hold our biggest fundraiser of the year, The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. If Sun Radio has been a companion to you this year and beyond, we are calling on our listeners to help continue supporting us this October by making a donation to keep the good times rolling. Donations can be made online at sunradio.com. If you support our eclectic music variety and mission facing initiatives to help Central Texas musicians, please support Sun Radio during the month of October.

Sun Radio’s Rock-toberfest is underwritten in part by
Brian Carpenter, Independent Branch Leader Charles Schwab
in Dripping Springs, Member SIPC

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