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Local Chaos

Sundays from 8 to 10PM


Join Austin Paulson and Jesse Hudgins as they bring you music from the Chicagoland area! WONC’s longest-running show features new and up-and-coming bands, as well local bands in the national spotlight! Check out Local Chaos on Twitter and Instagram!

About the Hosts


Austin Paulson


A native of Sugar Grove, IL, Austin Paulson grew up glued to television & radio of the Chicagoland area, listening to the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Jonathon Hood, Len Kasper, and Svengoolie. He took his fascination with broadcasting down south where he spent some time at Western Kentucky University and worked at local television and radio stations. During the pandemic, Austin returned home to attend North Central College where he’s currently pursuing a degree in Journalism & Media Communication. When Austin isn’t at a show downtown or in the stands of Soldier Field, you can catch him hosting a variety of shows on FM89 each week including Fringe Radio, Local Chaos, Music Telephone, and Vocal Distortion.

Jesse Hudgins


Jesse is a junior who enjoys writing stories, listening to and creating music, and just having a good time. He wants to make a career out of being a musician, writing stories, or as a music journalist. He’s an avid concert-goer, crowd surfing and moshing every chance he gets. You’ll find him on the air throughout the week, co-hosting Roommate Reviews, Alternage, and Local Chaos. He’s been part of the local music scene with different projects throughout the years, with one in the works. The weirdest show he’s played so far was with his pop punk band, an acoustic artist, and a rapper.

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The Uncle Steves is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Chris Picciuolo, a native of the Chicago suburbs. Picciuolo started as a drummer, earning his stripes as a live and studio musician over the years. One day, …

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by Austin PaulsonThe spirit of Local Chaos is linked directly with the music written and performed within our incredible community. As fans first, we find that there’s nothing more important than promoting and uplifting the …

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Lollygagger is a 3-piece punk rock/Thrash metal band from Chicago. Their new album "Total Party kill" was released on What's for Breakfast? Records. The sound of Lollygagger is like a brown miasma of bass forward …

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