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Monday, April 14, 2008

When We Say "Good Music", What Do We Mean? Today, It Means This...

Every now and again, it makes sense for us to put out a list that shows, exactly, what you'll hear on today's eight-hour Altrok Radio playlist. We don't want to inundate you with it here (though we do post each day's list with fair regularity at our MySpace page) but figured you might appreciate the update every once in a while, and it's been a while, so...

A Flock Of Seagulls, The A Sides, Au Revoir Simone

The B-52's, Babyshambles, Barnacle Bill, Big Audio Dynamite, The Black Keys, Bombay Bicycle Club, David Bowie, The Breeders, British Sea Power, Buzzcocks

Carbon-Silicon, Cazals, The Charlatans UK, The Clash, The Comsat Angels, Elvis Costello, The Cure, Justin Currie, Cut Off Your Hands

Damn Shames, The Dead Milkmen, Death Cab For Cutie, Depeche Mode, Peter DiStefano, Yeah Does It Offend You, Dogs, David Dondero, Dr. & The Medics

Eliza Doolittle, Brian Eno, Eulogies

The Fall, Firewater, Flowers Forever, Friendly Fires, Frightened Rabbit, The Futureheads

Generation X

Hammer No More The Fingers, Harrisons, The Horrors, Hot Chip

Icehouse, Intaferon

Joy Division

The Killers, King Crimson, The Kooks, Kubichek!

Ladyhawk, Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong, Lemuria, Let's Active, The Libertines, Look See Proof, Louis XIV, Love Ends Disaster!

M83, The Maccabees, Made For TV, The Magic Numbers, Ida Maria, Maximo Park, Mekons, Mezzanine Owls, Midnight Juggernauts, Motel Creeps, Moving Units

Nada Surf, The National, The Never, New Musik, New Order, The New Violators, The Nice Outfit, Nine Inch Nails, No Age

Operator Please

Philpot, Plastiscines, Emma Pollock, The Presets

R.E.M., Radio 4, The Ramones, The Raveonettes, Red Vein, The Replacements, Romeo Void

The Shackeltons, The Shell, The Shins, Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Sound, Sparks, Spoon, Stuffy & The Fuses, The Sun And The Moon, The Sunshine Underground

Talking Heads, Tapes 'n Tapes, Bram Tchaikovsky, The Teenagers, The Shaky Hands, These New Puritans, These United States, Those Dancing Days, The Ting Tings, To My Boy, Tokyo Police Club, Trash Yourself & The Toxic Avenger

Vive La FĂȘte

The Waterboys, We Are Scientists, We Start Fires, West Indian Girl, Paul Westerberg, The Whip, Amy Winehouse, The Wonder Stuff, Roddy Woomble, The World Record


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Welcome to, also available at and Here's where the remaining listeners of several fine radio stations have retreated, regrouped, and built a replacement strong enough to stand on its own. It builds on the independent legacy of New Jersey's FM106.3, New York's WPIX and WLIR, Oklahoma's 105.3 The Spy, the pre-buyout mindset of KROQ, WBCN and WHFS and of every other alternative station that was destroyed at a moment's notice - not because they weren't making money, but because there was bigger money to be found elsewhere.
We've stood by as truly independent alternative rock radio died. Sure, something called "alternative" took its place, but we know for sure that anything that "tests well" with soccer moms just ain't alternative. (Even if some of us happen to be soccer moms.) So we've taken matters into our own hands.
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