Welcome to the soundtrack of your youth!

Gen X Mix - A radio show and podcast about the great music that came out in our lives


Start your day like a boss knowing what “official” days are being celebrated along with the birthdays of Gen X influencers and entertainers born this date.   Then take a short trip down memory lane with me as we recall some of the movies, television, music, and other Generation X nostalgia.

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Retro Music

Immerse yourself in a diverse blend of hits from the late 70s, 80s, and 90s, curated for the ultimate retro listening experience.

Free online radio station that plays an eclectic mix of Alternative, New Wave, and Popular music .

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 days 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 and discussed on the podcast 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

AlternativeTori 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!