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No joke: Laughs come to an end as Comedy 102.7 goes off the air

No joke: Laughs come to an end as Comedy 102.7 goes off the air

As of today, your work commute will be a little less funny. Comedy 102.7 FM, the local radio station that broadcasted old and new comics 24/7, will no longer be playing on your radio. That means that Carlin, Oswalt, Burr and friends will no longer provide you with free chuckles through I-35 traffic.

On Thursday, the station’s website landing page and Facebook profile posted messages indicating that its frequency will now become Latino 102.7.

However, comedy fans can still listen to 24/7 Comedy Radio on its website, allowing the jokes and stand-up bits to continue broadcasting to devoted listeners through a different medium.

The end of Comedy 102.7 comes at an interesting time. The station was the chief sponsor behind the Funniest Person in Austin Contest, a competition that pitted local Austin stand-up comedians against one another in order to recognize one of them as the funniest in town.

It was only earlier this week that the finals were held at Cap City Comedy Club, crowning Mac Blake as 2013’s Funniest Person in Austin.

Comedy 102.7 launched onto the radio dial in October 2011.

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Austin's comedy radio station is off the air.