This is new. I have occasionally heard Pearl Jam on some classic rock stations, but right now they are playing Nirvana on Q104.3, after a block of Janis Joplin. Has really this much time passed? A block of Nirvana is being played on this wimpy station that normally plays lots of Billy Joel, Beatles, and Elton John. My world is collapsing. This is already nostalgic music for me, the alt rock. I don't need it being marketed as such. If I ever hear Smashing Pumpkins on Q104.3, I seriously do not know what I will do.
PS - If anyone is really into alt-rock of this era, Soundgarden, Spacehog, stuff like that, you should make me a mix CD to help me to write and I would love you forever.