First Wave Classic Alternative

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What You'll Hear: Classic Alternative Music from the ‘80s era.

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Regular Channel Programming

Party 360 with Dave Kendall

Party 360 with Dave Kendall
Fridays 9 pm ET

Join Dave Kendall, creator and former host of MTV's 120 Minutes, as he jump-starts your weekend with 360 minutes of classic alternative party songs.

Saturday Night Safety Dance

Saturday Night Safety Dance
Saturdays 8 pm ET

Finally, a soundtrack to your Saturday nights! Eight hours of continuous classic alternative dance mixes from artists like Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order, The Pet Shop Boys, Yaz and more.

Dark Wave

Dark Wave
Sundays 10 pm ET

Explore the darker side of 1st Wave with three hours of alternative rock from artists like Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Public Image Ltd, Depeche Mode and Love and Rockets.

Larry the Duck

Larry the Duck
Weekdays 6 am - 9 am ET
Saturdays 5 pm - 8 pm ET
Sundays 1 pm - 4 pm ET

Larry The Duck's been a DJ since alternative rock's 1st Wave. He's interviewed Duran Duran, Erasure, The Psychedelic Furs, John Lydon and P.I.L., The Ramones, Patti Smith, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Robert Smith and more, but his favorite interview? "Jim Henson!"

Madison

Madison
Weekdays 9 am - 3 pm ET

Madison regrets to admit her first concert was Julian Lennon. As to being a DJ she says, "I was too ugly to be in the movies,” however Howard Stern himself has told her she’s cute. If she weren't a DJ, she'd be a babysitter... or a hooker. Her worst job? "I was a chimney sweep. God, that sucked."

Richard Blade

Richard Blade
Weekdays 3 pm - 9 pm ET
Saturdays 11 am - 5 pm ET
Sundays 4 pm - 10 pm ET

Google Richard Blade and you'll find several sites about the best of the '80s. He was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. More recently, he co-produced VH1's Bands Reunited and he still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion.

Swedish Egil

Swedish Egil
Mondays - Thursdays 9 pm - 3 am ET

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. In Sweden he pumped gas, but he moved to the U.S. in the '70s, becoming a booking agent to major nightclubs and starting his radio career. And his favorite interview? "Moby."

Darrin Smith

Darrin Smith
Saturdays 8 am - 11 am ET
Sundays 10 am - 1 pm ET

As a child, Darrin was interviewing visitors to his house with a toy microphone. Now, Darrin is behind the microphone introducing classic alternative tunes every weekend.

Dave Kendall

Dave Kendall
Fridays 9 pm - 3 am ET

Dave created, produced and hosted MTV's 120 Minutes, helping to bring Midnight Oil, Sinead O'Connor, The Cure and more to a mainstream audience. He's hung with Depeche Mode and U2, but his favorite memory is of traipsing around Tijuana with Johnny Rotten, trying on dresses in the pouring rain. Ahh...

Matt Sebastian

Matt Sebastian
Sundays 10 pm - 1 am ET

Matt Sebastian, a veteran journalist and former music critic, launched SlicingUpEyeballs.com in 2009 to celebrate the legacy of '80s college, modern and indie rock – music that paved the way for the alt-rock revolution. With a collection of thousands of records, CDs and cassettes, Matt publishes news items daily about new album releases, reissues, box sets, tours, reunions and other activity by ’80s college rock bands.