Austin once again has an all-comedy radio station

comedyAfter a two-year absence, round-the-clock comedy radio is back on Austin’s airwaves.

The format, which was dropped from the 102.7 FM frequency in May 2013, has resurfaced on 1260 AM.

Tune in to hear snippets of standup acts from some of the best-known comedians in the business.

The locally based Austin Radio Network owns 1260 AM, which had been home to The Word, a station that played gospel music, for the past year. Before that, it aired sports programming.

Austin Radio Network also operates Classic 105.3, 104.9 The Horn and 98.5/99.3 KOKE-FM.

Programming for the new comedy station comes from the same nationally syndicated feed that was used by 102.7 FM.

Executives with Emmis, the company that owns 102.7 FM, said back in 2013 that they pulled the plug on the comedy format because, even though the station did fairly well in the ratings, it wasn’t bringing in as much revenue as they had hoped.

Author: Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.

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