What is AFK Radio?

Until we hear otherwise, we'll assume AFK Radio is an internet radio station and online community.

What kind of music does AFK Radio play?

We play a wide (but not random) array of mostly rock and some pop from all decades. Our live shows typically focus on a single genre and/or a time period, while during our non-live hours the automation is programmed to drift gradually through the time periods and categories. Example genres and artists we play include:

  • New Hard Rock: Disturbed, Chevelle, KoRn, Seether, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Sevendust, Mudvayne, Five Finger Death Punch
  • New Alternative Rock: Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, Muse, The Killers, Death Cab for Cutie, Silversun Pickups, Green Day
  • 2000s Pop Hits: Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Fall Out Boy, Bowling For Soup, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears
  • '90s Alternative/Grunge: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bush, Offspring
  • '90s Pop Hits: Roxette, Ace of Base, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band
  • Classic Hard Rock: AC/DC, Van Halen, Metallica, Rush, Judas Priest, Aerosmith, KISS, Guns n' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden
  • '80s Hair Bands: Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ratt, Tesla, Poison, Def Leppard, Dokken, Guns n' Roses, Cinderella, Skid Row
  • '80s Pop Hits: Madonna, Huey Lewis & The News, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Bangles, Duran Duran
  • Classic Alternative: The Cure, Depeche mode, U2, REM, The Smiths, The Police, New Order
  • '60s, '70s, & '80s Classic Rock: Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Elton John, Eagles, Tom Petty, Cars, Boston, Journey, Genesis, John Mellencamp
  • And sometimes you might hear Goth Rock, Industrial, & Electronic: Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, New Order, The Cult, Ministry, KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk, Assemblage 23. They mostly come at night. Mostly.

Who operates AFK Radio?

AFK Radio's founders are BLU and WB.

Listeners are welcome to join us in our chat room.

The chat room is IRC-based. You may use your favorite IRC client software.

IRC Settings

If you have mIRC software, you should be able to launch it and connect immediately by clicking this link: irc://irc.afkradio.com/AFKradio. Other client software may also work with this link.

Otherwise, configure your IRC client for these settings:

  • Server: irc.afkradio.com
  • Port: 6667 (the default port)
  • Channel: #AFKradio


Browser-based chat via Mibbit is also available. Click here to open a chat window.


Our chat room has no formal rules, but a language filter is in place and participants are expected to be civil.

A Request system is under development.

In the meantime, here are some other ways to make requests during our live shows:

  • Become a fan of our Facebook page (see below). We always post a status update announcing the start of each live show. You can request by commenting on that status update.
  • On Xfire, add 'afkradio' to your friends list
  • You'll often find the DJs in City of Heroes during live shows. Join the 'AFKradio' global chat channel and make your request there.

AFK Radio on Facebook

Live Shows on AFK Radio:

Monday 6pm-9pm EST -- The Wayback Machine

Join BLU for fun upbeat party pop tunes from the '90s, '80s, '70s, all the way back to the crooners and big band, BLU has it covered. Nothing newer than 1999, though, because the Wayback Machine is not Y2K compliant.

Tuesday 8:30pm-11:30pm EST -- Hard Rock Tuesday with WB

Hard rock, active rock, mainstream rock, nu metal, alt metal, or by any other name, WB presents the latest tracks in the hard rock genre.

Sunday 8:30pm-11:30pm EST -- Classic Rock Sunday with WB

WB delivers the classics of '60s psychedelia, '70s arena rock, '80s hair metal, and even some '90s grunge.



(By the way, EST = Eastern U.S. Standard Time, which is GMT-4 most of the time except when it's GMT-5 from early November until the middle of March. Adjust your chronometers accordingly. Close cover before striking. Refrigerate after opening. This product is sold by weight, not by volume. Contents may have settled during shipping. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.)

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