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Best Radio Station You Thought Was Dead: KAOS Radio

In 2010, Austin music junkies suffered a serious blow when the Federal Communications Commission shut down 95.9FM, the home of the infamous pirate station KAOS. According to the FCC, the station was broadcasting at over 20 times the limit allowed for unlicensed operations. Rather than resign itself to the few yards of signal strength that the limit does allow, KAOS decided to take free music to the murky depths of the Internet, far below the meddling hands of the FCC. At, this pirate station continues to blow the minds of Austin audiophiles with its eclectic mix of jazz, lo-fi blues, "spazzcore," storytelling, and everything sound waves are even capable of producing. And then some. With shows like, "Absinthe and Cigarettes" and "Vomit Piñata Party," you're sure to find the right-shaped music for your ear holes.

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

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