Roots of Alternative Podcast

95X’s Jack & dXn are looking back on the last 40 years of Alternative music to see how the genre came to be what it is today! Each week, we’ll discuss the biggest Alternative hits that defined the year, starting in 1980 until we reach 2020.

About the Hosts: dXn lived the earlier years of ALT music, while Jack wasn’t even born yet — he’s a 90’s baby and doesn’t know a ton about the early years, except for U2 for which he’s a huge fan. dXn, who has years of experience in the music industry will be Jack’s teacher along the way.

Jack is heard every Saturday and Sunday on 95X, while dXn is heard weekday afternoons and is also host of our new music discovery show, The Fringe, and our local music show, Locals Only, every Sunday night on 95X.

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Check out the latest and past episodes below:


The year was 1999… | Roots of Alternative Podcast

As the 90’s come to a close, Jack & dXn reflect on the biggest alternative songs from the year 1999. Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, and so many more come into play. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.MORE

The year was 1998… | Roots of Alternative Podcast

We continue to sail through the 90’s with a stop in 1998. This year brought us hits from New Radicals, Marcy Playground, The Goo Goo Dolls, Hole, Barenaked Ladies, and so many more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.MORE

The year was 1997… | Roots of Alternative Podcast

1997 was the beginning of another paradigm shift in Alternative Music with some memorable and timeless classics. Dive in to 1997 on the latest episode of the Roots of Alternative Podcast on Apple Podcasts & Spotify. MORE

The year was 1994… | Roots of Alternative Podcast

Go back to 1994 in the latest episode of the Roots of Alternative Podcast! Jack & dXn talk about hits from Green Day, Weezer, Tory Amos, and so much more. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.MORE

The year was 1992… | Roots of Alternative Podcast

1992 brought us hits from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cure, along with timeless classics from Temple of the Dog, Beastie Boys, The Sugarcubes, and much more. Jack & dXn also launch a new segment called “Alternative101.” Listen now on Apple Podcasts & Spotify!MORE


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