Nina Blackwood helped set the musical tastes and trends that are being celebrated today, and she continues to highlight the era that changed music forever with stories and interviews straight from someone who lived it as one of the original 5 MTV VJ’s! Catch Absolutely 80’s Saturdays from 4-7!
then catch New Wave Nation on Sundays from 4-7! She’s spinning the best of the music that is now known as Alternative Gold or Classic Alternative. Long before today’s alternative music arrived, a long list of artists loosely had their music categorized as “New Wave.” These artists shaped the sound of clubs, campuses, record racks, and of course early alternative radio in the 1980’s and late 70’s. Whether it’s British imports like Depeche Mode, The Clash and The Smiths, or domestic punk like Talking Heads and The Ramones, it’s all found in the weekend edition of New Wave Nation. Exclusive interviews, cool features and, of course, Nina Blackwood, an icon of the era!