Welcome to the soundtrack of your youth

Gen X Mix is a free online radio station that plays an eclectic mix of Alternative, New Wave, and Popular music that influenced and entertained us Generation Xers from the late 70s, through the 80s & 90s, and into the early 2,000s.

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Daily Schedule

Gen X Mix is based in the metro Detroit area of southeast Michigan so all times are Eastern.

From 6:00 am to 1:00 am, seven day a week, Gen X Mix plays music that is Safe For Work. During this period, songs with explicit lyrics may be censored or contain altered/alternative lyrics – sometimes known as the radio edit.

From 1:00 am to 6:00 am our “After Dark” program has more edgy-alternative, dance/club/DJ mixes, obscure album tracks, and other songs that may contain profanity or adult/objectionable subject matter and may not be safe for work depending on your place of employment.

Join me Monday through Friday from noon to one and pump up your afternoon with the Lunch Hour recharge.

Ways to Listen

There are several ways to listen to Gen X Mix streaming radio:

Bands & Artists

There was a ton of great music released from the late 70s through the early 2000s.  Most of the music played on Gen X Mix are songs from the 80s & 90s from the Alternative, New Wave, and Popular “Pop” music genres.  Here is a small sample of the bands & artists you’ll hear

Alternative:  Tori Amos, Beastie Boys, Bush, The Clash, Counting Crows, Foo Fighters, Front 242, Green Day, Jane’s Addiction, Midnight Oil, Alanis Morissette, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails (NIN), No Doubt,  Oasis, The Offspring, REM, Reel Big Fish, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, U2, Violent Femmes, Weezer

New Wave:  A-ha, ABC, The B-52s, Blondie, The Cars, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Eurythmics, Human League, INXS, The Jam, Level 42, Madness, New Order, OMD, Pet Shop Boys, The Police, The Psychedelic Furs, Simple Minds, The Smiths, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Tears for Fears, The Thompson Twins, XTC

Popular:  Ace of Base, Aerosmith, Pat Benatar, David Bowie, Jackson Brown, Culture Club, Def Leopard, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, The Go-Gos, Whitney Houston, Billy Idol, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Elton John, Howard Jones,  La Bouche, Madonna, Men at Work, The Outfield, Queen, Sting, Wham!