Alternative 80's is a loveletter to the glory days of alternative college radio in general, and Fresno's student-run radio station KFSR in particular. Some of us grew up when college radio and the "progressive alternative" radio movement was just taking hold, and it changed the way we saw radio forever. We gratefully acknowledge KFSR 90.7, the DJs and personnel who made it revolutionary, and especially the "Barefoot Boy Wonder" who contributed original audio drops from the era. Tracks played on Alternative 80's represent a decade of the best of college radio, starting with 1983, the year KFSR first hit air with an alternative music format.

Depeche Mode ∙ Echo & the Bunnymen ∙ Simple Minds ∙ Fishbone ∙ Peter Murphy ∙ The Waterboys ∙ Split Enz ∙ Clan of Xymox ∙ The Church ∙ Prefab Sprout ∙ The Replacements ∙ Missing Persons ∙ The Icicle Works ∙ Siouxsie ∙ Lloyd Cole and the Commotions ∙ Love and Rockets ∙ The Clash ∙ Del Amitri ∙ The Sundays ∙ Joy Division ∙ Japan ∙ The Cure ∙ Camper Van Beethoven ∙ Midnight Oil ∙ The Style Council ∙ The Smiths