I disagree. My "modern rock" station started in 1992 when they played a lot of (I think) harder 80s stuff with occasional Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden stuff mixed in...stuff like that. As the 90s went on, the Nirvana and Pearl Jam, Soundgarden stuff went on and they shed the 80s stuff for System of a Down, Nickleback (yes...their early stuff was requested), Three Doors Down, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, etc. You'd still get 80s Metallica and whatnot... they just shed stuff like AC/DC and Guns and Roses. They went from "Solid Rock" to "New Rock." There was another station in town that played true "90s alternative" like Cake, etc.