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1st Wave: Classic Alternative

The First Wave of alternative music, centered in the 1980s but including legendary artists and cult classics from the ‘70s through the early ‘90s.

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Sluggo 1st Wave

Sluggo 1st Wave

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5 hrs 50 mins

Sluggo, aka The SlugMonstrosity and/or Baron Von Slug, spent the early 80's sitting in front of MTV (just like you), started

Sluggo, aka The SlugMonstrosity and/or Baron Von Slug, spent the early 80's sitting in front of MTV (just like you), started playing music on the radio in 1984, lost his concert virginity to Adam AND the Ants, did the blue hair, Rocky Horror and tacky buttons thing and finally ended up at KROQ in Los Angeles. Yet he still can't get enough! So, we've invited him to play Classic Alternative at you every day of the week.

This Is The Day

This Is The Day

Next Airs Today at 3 pm
5 mins

Classic-alternative and new-wave history with the artists who made it

Classic-alternative and new-wave history with the artists who made it

1st Wave with Richard Blade

1st Wave with Richard Blade

Next Airs Today at 3:05 pm
2 hrs 55 mins

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking many new wave bands, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode and Tears For Fears. He

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.

Theme Of The Week

Theme Of The Week

Next Airs Today at 6 pm
20 mins

Richard Blade hosts min-themed playlists with songs that share a common theme.

Richard Blade hosts min-themed playlists with songs that share a common theme.

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

1st Wave with Swedish Egil

Next Airs Today at 9 pm
2 hrs

Yes, Swedish Egil really is Swedish. He's collected more than 50,000 recordings and is known for his incomparable music know

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.

Billy Idol's Live Transmission

Billy Idol's Live Transmission

Next Airs Today at 11 pm
1 hr

Rock icon Billy Idol recalls 80s memories, music he loves and explores music you may have missed back in the day

Rock icon Billy Idol recalls 80s memories, music he loves and explores music you may have missed back in the day

1st Wave: Classic Alternative

1st Wave: Classic Alternative

Next Airs Tomorrow at 3 am
2 hrs

The First Wave of alternative music, centered in the 1980s but including legendary artists and cult classics from the ‘70s t

The First Wave of alternative music, centered in the 1980s but including legendary artists and cult classics from the ‘70s through the early ‘90s.

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

1st Wave with Larry The Duck

Next Airs Tomorrow at 5 am
3 hrs 50 mins

Larry The Duck has been a DJ since alternative rock's 1st wave. He's interviewed Duran Duran, Erasure, The Psychedelic Furs,

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.

DJ Bueller's Breakfast Beatmix

DJ Bueller's Breakfast Beatmix

Next Airs Tomorrow at 8:50 am
20 mins

DJ Bueller scrambles up classic-alternative and new-wave mixes

DJ Bueller scrambles up classic-alternative and new-wave mixes

Forget Me Not Friday

Forget Me Not Friday

Next Airs Tomorrow at 6 pm
5 mins

Richard Blade reminds you of a nearly-forgotten, classic-alternative gem

Richard Blade reminds you of a nearly-forgotten, classic-alternative gem

Party 360

Party 360

Next Airs Tomorrow at 9 pm
3 hrs

Launch into the weekend with 6 hours of classic-alternative and new-wave party music, including remixes and deep cuts

Launch into the weekend with 6 hours of classic-alternative and new-wave party music, including remixes and deep cuts

Lust For Lists with Lori Majewski

Lust For Lists with Lori Majewski

Next Airs Saturday at 9 am
1 hr

Entertainment magazine editor, author and SiriusXM host Lori Majewski curates an hour-long playlist highlighting special eve

Entertainment magazine editor, author and SiriusXM host Lori Majewski curates an hour-long playlist highlighting special events or themes in classic-alternative music

Saturday Night Safety Dance

Saturday Night Safety Dance

Next Airs Saturday at 8 pm
4 hrs

Eight hours of continuous classic-alternative and new-wave dance mixes from artists like Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order,

Eight hours of continuous classic-alternative and new-wave dance mixes from artists like Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order, The Pet Shop Boys, Yaz and more.

Magnificent 7 Mondays

Magnificent 7 Mondays

Next Airs Sunday at 9 am
30 mins

Richard Blade counts down the 7 biggest classic-alternative and new-wave songs from a week in 80s history!

Richard Blade counts down the 7 biggest classic-alternative and new-wave songs from a week in 80s history!

Dark Wave

Dark Wave

Next Airs Sunday at 10 pm
2 hrs

Explore the darker side of 1st Wave with three hours of alternative rock from artists like Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie a

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.

New Sensation

New Sensation

Next Airs Tuesday at 6 pm
5 mins

Richard Blade features new msuic from a 1st Wave artist

Richard Blade features new msuic from a 1st Wave artist

Marky Ramone’s 1st Wave Blitzkrieg

Marky Ramone’s 1st Wave Blitzkrieg

Next Airs Tuesday at 8 pm
2 hrs

Marky Ramone, brings his Blitzkrieg to Sirius XM 1st Wave!! The legendary Ramone plays 2 hours of classic punk & new wave wi

Marky Ramone, brings his Blitzkrieg to Sirius XM 1st Wave!! The legendary Ramone plays 2 hours of classic punk & new wave with music from The Ramones, The Clash, Talking Heads, Blondie and more.

Where Are They Now Wednesday

Where Are They Now Wednesday

Next Airs Wednesday at 6 pm
5 mins

“Where Are They Now Wednesday” answers all your questions about the artists you grew up with. Hosted by Richard Blade.

“Where Are They Now Wednesday” answers all your questions about the artists you grew up with. Hosted by Richard Blade.

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Richard Blade

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.

Larry the Duck

Larry the Duck

Larry The Duck has been a DJ since alternative rock’s first wave. He’s interviewed Duran Duran, Erasure, The Psychedelic Furs, John Lydon and Pil, the Ramones, Patti Smith, Johnny Marr, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and Robert Smith. Hear him play these acts and more every morning.

Sluggo

Sluggo, aka The SlugMonstrosity and/or Baron Von Slug, spent the early 80’s sitting in front of MTV (just like you); started playing music on the radio in 1984; lost his concert virginity to Adam AND the Ants; did the blue hair, Rocky Horror, and tacky buttons thing; and finally ended up at KROQ in Los Angeles. Yet he still can’t get enough! So, we’ve invited him to play classic alternative every day of the week.

Swedish Egil

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 moved to the US in the ’70s and started his radio career as a booking agent to major nightclubs. His favorite interview? Moby.

Lori Majewski

Lori Majewski

At age 11, Lori Majewski fell in love with Duran Duran and it led her to a career in music and entertainment. Along the way, Majewski was a magazine editor (Entertainment Weekly, Teen People, Us Weekly) and writer (Rolling Stone, Women's Health, The Guardian). She authored Mad World; An Oral History Of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined The 1980s. She hosts Lust For Lists and Too Much Information on 1st Wave and Fierce Women In Music on VOLUME exclusively on the SiriusXM app.

Also appears on VOLUME 

Matt Sebastian

Matt Sebastian

Veteran journalist and former music critic Matt Sebastian 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. Sebastian—who has a collection of thousands of records, CDs, and cassettes—publishes daily news items about new album releases, reissues, box sets, tours, reunions, and other ’80s college rock band-related activities.

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Sluggo 1st WaveSluggo, aka The SlugMonstrosity and/or Baron Von Slug, spent the early 80's sitting in front of MTV (just like you), started playing music on the radio in 1984, lost his concert virginity to Adam AND the Ants, did the blue hair, Rocky Horror and tacky buttons thing and finally ended up at KROQ in Los Angeles. Yet he still can't get enough! So, we've invited him to play Classic Alternative at you every day of the week.
3 pm

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This Is The DayClassic-alternative and new-wave history with the artists who made it
3:05 pm

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1st Wave with Richard BladeRichard 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.
6 pm

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Theme Of The WeekRichard Blade hosts min-themed playlists with songs that share a common theme.
6:20 pm

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1st Wave with Richard BladeRichard 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.
9 pm

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1st Wave with Swedish EgilYes, 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.
11 pm

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Billy Idol's Live TransmissionRock icon Billy Idol recalls 80s memories, music he loves and explores music you may have missed back in the day

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