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Alt 80s

Alt 80s

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An energizing mix of your favorite Alt Rock and New Wave tunes from the late 70s and all through the 80s.

There is nothing better than a hardcore flashback to the early Music Television days. It was a time when Post-Punk, Alt Rock and New Wave ruled, not only the radio airwaves, like with Richard Blade on KROQ in Los Angeles, but the visual landscape as well, thanks to MTV. The music video took the world by storm and would be the new promotional format to sell music and make unknown artists a household name.

RadioIO hosts the IO Business Music channel, Alt 80’s, where you'll hear your favorite new romantic, power pop, synth pop, electronic pop, ska, alternative rock, punk and darkwave/gothic artists from the late 70’s and 80's and transform your mind to the days of checkerboard Vans and blonde highlights.

Often called the second British invasion thanks to the UK's dominance in the arena, Alt 80s brings you all your favorites from those ever-popular bands who used synthesizers instead of guitars and donned flashy clothes and over-the-top hairdos. Filling the void for the decline of disco, New Wave and Alternative Rock managed to secure a new movement in music with a unique sound to the time that truly never got boring or completely went out of style. To this day, it has been labelled “first wave” in order to distinguish the genre from later decade copycats.

With bands that started at New York's CBGB's to the huge influence from Britain’s eclectic artists, this internet radio station incorporates all the sounds of the "definitive genre of the 80’s" by concisely producing cohesive hand-picked playlists which include Billboard Hot 100 or Top 40 singles, b-sides and album tracks. Featuring only clean versions and tracks carefully chosen based on lyrical content, this channel is safe for your business and perfect for listening at work.

Listen for: Depeche Mode, Psychedelic Furs, Eurythmics, R.E.M., The Cure, Human League, U2, Blondie, OMD, The Police, Morrissey & The Smiths, Talking Heads, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Ultravox, Thompson Twins, Tears For Fears, The B-52’s, New Order, and Pet Shop Boys.

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