1st Wave

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  • The Cure BBC Vault Concert on 1st Wave Tues 4/22 9:00 pm ET Hear an exclusive concert event with Depeche Mode recorded at The N.E.C., Birmingham On December 6th 1987 as part of Sirius XM’s BBC Vaults series with exclusive access to 40 years of timeless concert recordings.


    Rebroadcast: Thurs 4/24 4:00 pm ET; Fri 4/25 9:00 am ET; Sat 4/26 7:00 pm ET
  • This Is The Day Weekdays 3 pm ET
    Rebroadcast Weeknights 3 am ET
    Spend a few minutes with Richard Blade each day as he celebrates 1st Wave artists' birthdays, remembers major dates in alternative music history and features the words and music from classic alternative bands.

  • Party 360 with Dave Kendall Fridays 9 pm ETJoin 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 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 Sundays 10 pm ETMatt Sebastian, veteran journalist and owner of Slicing Up Eyeballs.com, brings his knowledge of the classic alternative scene each week to Dark Wave, a three-hour show dedicated to the darker side of alternative rock from artists like Bauhaus, Joy Division and The Cure.

  • Larry the Duck | email
    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 | email
    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 | email
    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 | email
    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 | email
    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 | email
    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...

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