Best Job Sticking It to the Man


For years the FCC has struck fear in the hearts of independent radio stations nationwide, deregulating the airwaves to the point of corporate stranglehold. For the past two years, a local band of briny brigands has struck back. Operating from an undisclosed location somewhere in South Austin, pirate radio station KAOS 95.9FM offers an alternative to commercially driven, government-sanctioned radio. For two years, KAOS has pummeled the airwaves with enough metal, punk, and hardcore to melt eardrums. Shows such as Drunk-Club and Black Bedtime Stories have the power to keep listeners tuned in for hours. It may be hard to pick up the station’s weak signal outside of South Austin, but a live feed is available from their Web site.

KAOS Radio Austin
4400 Ridge Oak, 512/651-1907

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