The birth of modern rock
The best '90s alternative music essentials! Tune in to the greatest alt-rock bands and the top so...
'90s Pop Alternative
Alternative pop songs that became mainstream hits
Alternative Rock Classics
Classic Alternative rock with a '90s-era focus
Alternative rock hits in a new century
Classic Alternative: The Grind
Classic alternative rock's edgier side
Emotionally-driven hardcore, punk rock, and alternative from emo's '90s golden age to today
New Wave '80s
Pure Post-Punk and New Wave
The best of J-rock and visual kei music
Nu Metal/Post Grunge
Big, loud rock from Linkin Park, Staind, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach
Punk rock goes mainstream with Blink-182, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and more
Programmed by Morris Knight. '80s-based alternative and new wave that goes beyond the pop and flu...
Programmed by G Sammons. From Alternative to Zydeco and ABC to ZZ Top, it's genre-defying, decade...
The New Wave: 1983
Our prime collection of modern rock from a year of great releases from New Order, Aztec Camera, T...
Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, and Blues: 1983
A tasty mix of music styles!
Classic Alternative 1985
Before grunge, THIS was Alternative Rock: R.E.M., the Smiths, New Order, and Kate Bush
This Is Music: 1984
Your favorites from the year of 'Born in the U.S.A.,' 'Purple Rain,' 'Like a Virgin,' and 'Footlo...
Classic Rock 1984
The Orwellian year that belonged to Van Halen, The Cars, Henley, U2 and The Scorpions.
Rock and Alternative: 2005
Seether, Weezer, Shinedown, and Foo Fighters bring the best, the best, the best of 2005
Classic Alternative 1986
A year for classic albums like XTC's 'Skylarking,' Smiths' 'The Queen Is Dead,' Depeche Mode's 'B...
This Is Music: 1981
Pop, rock, a little new wave, a little '9 to 5,' and all hit music of 1981
New Wave & Modern Rock 1981
"Proto" alternative like Soft Cell, Bauhaus, Elvis Costello, Minor Threat, and early U2 and Duran...
Top 40: April 23, 1985
Radio's top hits when you had your first (and maybe last) sip of "New Coke"
R&B Throwback: 1980
With Kool & the Gang, Chic, Pointers, Teena Marie, and the Whispers
Alternative Now!: Best of 2021
We celebrate the year's best in Alternative Rock from Alt-J, girl in red, Lorde, and more.
This Is Music: 1980
Top hits by Blondie, Queen, Olivia Newton-John, and "that guy who sings 'Piña Colada'"