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Welcome to Radio Free Abattoir. "Online & On-Demand. And Only From The SlagHuis!"

About Radio Free Abattoir

From 1999 to 2007, the award-winning Radio Free Abattoir (RFA) featured the best new dark alternative music from artists around the world. Specializing in music from the gothic, industrial, darkwave, EBM, synthpop and related genres, RFA is the oldest and most-popular on-demand, Internet-only, dark alternative web cast on the planet.

RFA has been the recipient of numerous award and honors over its history, including:

  • Microsoft: RFA was featured on the Windows Media Radio Tuner since the show's inception in May, 1999. (And that's not long after the tuner's inception!)

  • Microsoft: In April, 2005, RFA was one of ten "featured stations" on the Windows Media Radio Tuner, alongside "piddly" broadcasts like NPR & MSNBC. That's the shit, baby. Could you have handled 4000 simultaneous listeners? We did! :-)

  • Microsoft: In November, 2005, RFA was listed as an "Editor's Pick" on the Windows Media Radio Tuner.

  • iM Networks: They may not be around any longer, but they were one of the leaders in channeling Internet radio to home audio equipment. They honored us with their "Best of Planet" award. We miss you iM!

  • SoMusical.Com: RFA was listed as the "Top Site" in the Gothic genre across the entire Internet. Damn straight we were!

RFA's history originated in London, England, where Sam Bradford ('SamSam SlagHuis') founded the show. An American abroad, a longtime club DJ and a lifelong geek, Sam left the London gothic club scene to focus on presenting new gothic and dark alternative artists from around the world to the world. RFA was more of a hobby than an institution until 2004 when Sam returned to the USA after 10 years of being an expatriate.

In 2005 Sam incorporated "The SlagHuis" and RFA became a commercial enterprise with compilation CD releases and merchandise, a subscription area, an MP3 download service, and more. Think about it - what we did was revolutionary! Streaming technology was in its infancy when RFA launched. When iTunes launched in 2001, completely changing the music industry, it was only for the big labels and distributors, but we filled that gap with our show and digital download service representing 2000 vendors over our history.

Read Sam's statement about RFA from 2005.




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