About ALT_ESC Radio

About ALT_ESC Radio

WHAT… is ALT_ESC Radio?

ALT_ESC Radio is an internet radio station dedicated to the greatest era of alternative rock. You’ll hear the best classic alternative rock, Grunge, New Wave, Punk, and more from legendary artists of the 80s and 90s (and even some 70s)! ALT_ESC Radio music includes classic alternative artists like R.E.M., Soundgarden, The Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, David Bowie, Alice in Chains, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blink-182, The Beastie Boys, Devo, Cake, Nirvana, INXS, The Cars, and so many more! If these are the bands and artists you loved when you were growing up, ALT_ESC Radio is here to take you back to a time when rock music was truly great. Listen to ALT_ESC Radio in your browser or on your mobile device for the best classic alternative rock of all time!

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Jeff DeBoer - owner of ALT_ESC Radio

WHO… is ALT_ESC Radio?

ALT_ESC Radio is the brain child and creation of Jeff DeBoer, a veteran of the radio industry with a passion for the alternative rock of the 80s and 90s. Jeff spent 14 years in the radio industry including time spent with Cumulus Broadcasting in Topeka, KS, KNRQ-FM (Eugene, OR), KROG-FM (Medford, OR), KCHZ-FM (Kansas City), and with Union Broadcasting in Kansas City. He eventually changed careers, but his fire and passion for broadcasting lived on. He was especially interested in internet broadcasting, and he dreamed of creating his own streaming radio station to play a genre that is unrepresented in terrestrial radio. After spending a couple years researching and preparing, ALT_ESC Radio has now gone from dream to reality!


WHY… is ALT_ESC Radio?

Jeff realized that there was a gap in the radio market, and a whole generation of music lovers who weren’t hearing the music they grew up loving on the radio. Classic Rock radio is still largely aimed at the Baby Boomer audience, and modern Alternative stations are programmed for a younger crowd. But the alternative rock classics that defined Generation X, who grew up in the 80s and 90s, are few and far between on the radio. But not anymore! With ALT_ESC Radio, you get nothing but the best classic alternative rock, streaming live, 24/7! If you grew up loving Alternative Rock, New Wave, Grunge, and Punk Rock, check out ALT_ESC Radio!