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Classic Alternative Music from the ‘80s era

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1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

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1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

Party 360 with Dave Kendall

Party 360 with Dave Kendall

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

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.

Party 360 with Dave Kendall

Party 360 with Dave Kendall

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

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.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

5:00 am - 8:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

5:00 am - 8:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

8:00 am - 11:00 am

As a child, Darrin was interviewing visitors to his house with a toy microphone. Now, Darrin spins classic alternative tunes every weekend and is one of the masterminds behind 1st Wave.

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

8:00 am - 11:00 am

As a child, Darrin was interviewing visitors to his house with a toy microphone. Now, Darrin spins classic alternative tunes every weekend and is one of the masterminds behind 1st Wave.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

Saturday Night Safety Dance

Saturday Night Safety Dance

8:00 pm - 4:00 am

inally, 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.

Saturday Night Safety Dance

Saturday Night Safety Dance

8:00 pm - 4:00 am

inally, 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.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

4:00 am - 10:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

4:00 am - 10:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As a child, Darrin was interviewing visitors to his house with a toy microphone. Now, Darrin spins classic alternative tunes every weekend and is one of the masterminds behind 1st Wave.

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

1st Wave with Darrin Smith

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

As a child, Darrin was interviewing visitors to his house with a toy microphone. Now, Darrin spins classic alternative tunes every weekend and is one of the masterminds behind 1st Wave.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

Dark Wave

Dark Wave

10:00 pm - 1:00 am

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.

Dark Wave

Dark Wave

10:00 pm - 1:00 am

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.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1:00 am - 3:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1:00 am - 3:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

1st Wave: Classic Alternative Rock

3:00 am - 6:00 am

Hear the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era. From Depeche Mode and the Cure to Blondie and Talking Heads.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

6:00 am - 9:00 am

Larry The Duck has 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, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Madison

1st Wave with Madison

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tune in with Madison weekdays as she spins your favorites like the Clash, the Cure, Depeche Mode and Duran Duran. It's the 1st wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He still holds out for the impossible: a Smiths reunion. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and more.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music knowledge. Hear him spin the first wave of alternative music from the '80s era.

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.

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

inally, 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.

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. Send Darrin an Email.

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… Send Dave an Email.

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!” Send Larry an Email.

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.” Send Madison an Email.

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.

Richard Blade

Richard Blade

Mondays 5 pm - 6 pm ET
Saturdays 12 am - 6 am; 6 pm - 12 am ET
Sundays 8 am - 9am 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. Send Richard an Email.

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.” Send Swedish Egil an Email.

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