First-Ave Radio Genres

Find the types of music you enjoy and the times we play them here!

All times all central standard. (cst)


6:00am-9:00am  -  Prince Exclusive

Start every morning with the one who made First Avenue famous! Rare tracks, performances and his hits. Get 3 hours of straight Prince every morning! Our archive includes Prince's entire catalog plus rare unreleased live performances. 


9:00am-12:00pm  -  Pop

Amazing range of First Avenue Pop artist like: Black Keys, Black Eyed Peas, Broods, Beach House, Ben Folds Five, Ben Harper, Bjork, Buckwheat Zydeco, Chromeo, Good Charlotte, The Cure, Tragically Hip, G-Love & Special Sauce, INXS, Janes Addiction, Lizzo, Majid Jordan, Miike Snow, The Heavy, Tove Lo, Troy Boi, Troye Sivan, Vulfpeck, Har Mar Superstar, Iggy pop, Odesza & many more!


12:00pm-3:00pm  -  Rock

First Avenue has hosted some of the best Rock Bands ever!  This is a good time to listen if you enjoy:  U2, Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, Big Head Todd, Bush, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Highly Suspect, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, the 4onthefloor, Black Crowes, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, 311, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Cake,The Raconteurs & many more!


3:00pm-6:00pm  -  Heavy Metal 

Get a heavy dose of the hardest music to hit the "Mainroom"  Where else can you find a full, 3 hour block from bands like: Rage Against The Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit, White Zombie, Metallica, Testament, Slipnot, Pantera, Motorhead, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Babes in Toyland, Anthrax, Andrew WK,  Coheed & Cambria  & more!  


6:00pm-9:00pm  -  Rap & Hip Hop

Insane line up of Rap & Hip Hop greats like: Mac Miller, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, Eminem, Arrested Development, Run DMC, G-Eazy, Sheck Wes, Easy E, Lil Pump, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Mike Stud, Mixed Blood Majority, Mod Sun, Stephen Marley, MIA, The Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Fugees, The Roots, Belly, de La Soul, Bryson Tiller, LL Cool J, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Lizzo, Big K.R.I.T., Insane Clown Posse, Hoodie Allen, Kevin gates, J Plaza, Lecrae, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla Sign, Watsky, The Underachievers and so much more! 


9:00pm-12:00am  -  Rhymesayers

This time slot is dedicated to our favorite Rap label and the artists they represent.  If your already a fan, welcome.  If your not yet a fan you should be.  We play more Rhymesayers music than any station in the world: Atmosphere, Brother Ali , PROF , Eyedea,  Aesop Rock, deM atlaS, The Dynospectrum, Evidence, Grieves, MF DOOM, Musab & Ink Well Present MInk, Nikki Jean, Sa-Roc, Abstract Rude, BK-One, Blueprint, Boom Bap Project, Dilated Peoples, DJ Abilities, Face Candy, Felt, Freeway, Grayskul, Grimace Federation, Hail Mary Mallon, I Self Devine, Jake One, Kevin Beacham, Los Nativos, Mac Lethal, Micranots, Mr. Dibbs, Musab, P.O.S, Psalm One, Semi.Official, Soul Position, Step Brothers, Toki Wright, The Uncluded


12:00am-3:00am Djs

Specially placed for the late night crowd are some of the best Djs who have ever played First-Avenue. Dillon Francis, Major Lazer, Skrillex, Nicolas Jaar, Boombox Cartel, Troiboi, Tchami, Mercer, Jai Wolf, HIPSHAKER & more coming.


3:00am-6:00am Concerts

Random rare concerts recorded by First Avenue Artists at venues around the world.  All era's, all genres, anything goes. Expect to hear multiple concerts from artists like: Prince, A Tribe Called Quest, Atmosphere, PROF, Brother Ali, Albert Collins, B.B . King, Black Flag, Bob Mould, Bo Diddley, Bon Iver, Burning Spear, Buzzcocks, Cake, Cheap Trick, Circle Jerks, Coldplay, Cracker, Cypress Hill, Dave Chapelle, Dave Byrnes, Devo, Depeche Mode, Doomtree, Doctor Dog, Drive By truckers, Duran duran, Eminem, Eyedea & Abilities,Faith no More, Fishbone, Foo Fighters, Frank Zappa,  Fugees, G. Love & Special Sauce, G-Eazy, George Clinton, Green Day, Har Mar Superstar, INXS, James Brown, Jane's Addiction, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joe Cocker, John Butler Trio, Korn, Lenny Kravitz, Limp Bizkit, Macklemore & Lewis, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Melvins, Metallica, Motorhead, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Public Enimy, Rage Against The Machine, Ray Charles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run DMC, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, Chemical Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Tragically Hip, U2, White Zombie, Widespread Panic, WU Tang Clan  to name a few.  Check it out! 

Prince Exclusive 6-9am on First Avenue Radio Minneapolis, MN

Prince Exclusive 6-9am on First Avenue Radio Minneapolis, MN