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January 7, 1996(playlist only)
January 21, 1996Tori Amos
January 28, 1996Live performances
February 4, 1996No Doubt, For Squirrels
February 11, 1996Loud Lucy, Lush
February 25, 1996host Matt Pinfield
March 3, 1996Lou Reed
March 10, 1996Stabbing Westward
March 17, 1996Frank Black
March 24, 1996Radiohead, Folk Implosion
March 31, 199610th anniversary: Red Hot Chili Peppers
April 7, 1996Love and Rockets
April 14, 1996Marilyn Manson
April 21, 1996Bad Religion, Primus
April 28, 1996Jewel
May 5, 1996Paul Westerberg, Goldfinger
May 12, 1996The Verve Pipe
May 19, 1996Soundgarden
May 26, 1996Bob Mould
June 2, 1996Afghan Whigs, Donal Logue
New June 9, 1996WHFStival
June 16, 1996Cracker, The Refreshments
June 23, 1996Gravity Kills, Hayden
June 30, 1996Magnapop
July 7, 1996Superdrag
July 14, 1996The Cure
Update  July 21, 1996Nada Surf, Electronic
July 28, 1996Butthole Surfers
August 4, 1996Victoria Williams and Vic Chesnutt
August 11, 1996311, Girls Against Boys
Update  August 18, 1996Stabbing Westward, Sex Pistols
New August 25, 1996(playlist only)
Update  September 1, 1996host Matt Pinfield
September 8, 1996No Doubt
September 15, 1996host Matt Pinfield
September 29, 1996Nothing Records special
New October 6, 1996Local H, Eels
Update  October 13, 1996Porno for Pyros and Mike Watt
October 20, 1996Sebadoh
October 27, 1996Republica, Fiona Apple
November 3, 1996The Lemonheads, Sublime
November 10, 1996Presidents of the USA
November 17, 1996Scratchie Records, Fountains of Wayne
November 24, 1996Bush
December 1, 1996Better Than Ezra, Orbital
December 8, 1996Cake, Chemical Brothers
December 15, 1996Luscious Jackson, The Descendents
December 29, 1996KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
 January 7, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Rokin Robin
120 Minutes did not air January 14, 1996.
 January 21, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Tori Amos
 January 28, 1996
Source for this playlist: Mike W.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Live performance special
 February 4, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: No Doubt, For Squirrels
  February 11, 1996
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Loud Lucy, Lush
120 Minutes did not air February 18, 1996.
 February 25, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig H.
Host: Matt Pinfield
 March 3, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Lou Reed
 March 10, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Stabbing Westward
 March 17, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Frank Black
 March 24, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Mike W., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Radiohead, Folk Implosion
Matt Pinfield refers to this episode in Exit Interview.
  March 31, 1996
120 Minutes 10th anniversary show
Source for this playlist: Craig H.
Host: Red Hot Chili Peppers
  April 7, 1996
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Love and Rockets
 April 14, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Marilyn Manson
 April 21, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Bad Religion, Primus
 April 28, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Jewel
 May 5, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Paul Westerberg, Goldfinger
 May 12, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: The Verve Pipe
 May 19, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Soundgarden
 May 26, 1996
Source for this playlist: Plarocks
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Bob Mould
 June 2, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Guest Hosts: Afghan Whigs and Donal Logue
Performances: Tracy Bonham, Afghan Whigs
 June 9, 1996
Source for this playlist: Eric E.
Location: WHFStival
Watch an interview with Lush on YouTube
 June 16, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Cracker, The Refreshments
 June 23, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Gravity Kills, Hayden
 June 30, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Magnapop
 July 7, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Superdrag
 July 14, 1996
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: The Cure
 July 21, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Craig 65, Eric E.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Nada Surf, Electronic
 July 28, 1996
Source for this playlist: Keith B.
Host: Butthole Surfers
(Date clue: Chain Reaction "opens Friday in theaters", released 8/2/96)
 August 4, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Sweet Relief II (The Songs of Vic Chesnutt) Concert/Album Show (with other videos)
Guests: Victoria Williams and Vic Chesnutt
Interviews: Garbage, David Lowery, Michael Stipe, Bob Mould, Mark Linkous, Soul Asylum, Kristin Hersh, Adam Duritz
 August 11, 1996
Source for this playlist: Mike W.
Host: 311
Guest: Girls Against Boys
The Girls Against Boys segment is a pre-recorded interview.
Poe performs "Fly Away". Girls Against Boys perform "Disco 666".
 August 18, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Guest Hosts: Stabbing Westward
Performances: The Sex Pistols (taped earlier in the week)
 August 25, 1996
Source for this playlist: Eric E.
 September 1, 1996
Sources for this playlist: MTV Hive, Eric E.
Host: Matt Pinfield
 September 8, 1996
Source for this playlist: Craig 65
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: No Doubt
 September 15, 1996
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
120 Minutes did not air September 22, 1996.
 September 29, 1996
Source for this playlist: Kevin B.
Host: Matt Pinfield
120 Minutes of Nothing (featuring Nothing Records artists)
 October 6, 1996
Source for this playlist: Eric E.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Local H, Eels
10-minute interview clip: Local H 120 Minutes 1996
The date listed for this episode is a guess based on the confirmed dates of adjacent episodes. If you know the exact date of this episode, let us know.
 October 13, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Rokin Robin, Tom A., Eric E.
Guest: Porno for Pyros with Mike Watt
 October 20, 1996
Source for this playlist: Phillip I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Sebadoh
 October 27, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Amy Macnamara, Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Republica, Fiona Apple
Date clues: Commercial for the movie Ransom, which started November 8, 1996, and lots of commercials for Rock The Vote for the election on November 5, 1996. (The date of this episode has since been confirmed.)
Matt Pinfield closes the show saying next week he'll have on Evan Dando and "the remaining members of Sublime". Copyright date 1996 at end of credits.
"Dreamtime" videos afterwards:
311 – "Down"
Weezer – "El Scorcho"
 November 3, 1996
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Evan Dando of The Lemonheads, Sublime
 November 10, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Rokin Robin, Tom A.
Guest: The Presidents of the USA
We don't have the full playlist for this episode, but note from last week says the guest tonight will be The Presidents of the USA, and the 1-5-97 live performances show also says they performed live on this 11-10-96 show.
 November 17, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Phillip I., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Scratchie Records (James and Darcy of Smashing Pumpkins), Fountains of Wayne
 November 24, 1996
Source for this playlist: Brian S.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guest: Bush
(Date estimated: there is a brief flashback clip stating that Bjork appeared on 120 Minutes “this week in 1993.” There is a YouTube video of that appearance listing the date as Nov. 21, 1993. Also, there are commercials for the movies Daylight, released 12/6, and Jerry Maguire, released 12/13.)
Unsane – Scrape
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 2 Kindsa Love
Blind Melon – Soul One
(Interview with Robin Goodridge and Gavin Rossdale)
Bush – Swallowed
Butter 08 – Butter of 69
(Interview with Robin Goodridge and Gavin Rossdale)
Bjork – Possibly Maybe
KMFDM – Son of a Gun
(Interview with Bush)
Sebadoh – Willing to Wait
(Interview with Bush)
Bush – Machinehead
 December 1, 1996
Source for this playlist: Rokin Robin
Hosts: Matt Pinfield, Better Than Ezra, Orbital
 December 8, 1996
Source for this playlist: Neil I.
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Cake, Chemical Brothers

Bloodhound Gang – Fire Water Burn
Fountains of Wayne – Radiation Vibe
Fun Lovin' Criminals – Fun Lovin' Criminals
(Cake interview)
Cake – Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle
Cardigans – Lovefool
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – 2 Kindsa Love
(Cake interview)
Cake – The Distance
Fulflej – Work In This Universe
(Cake interview)
Cake performs "I Will Survive"
 December 15, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Phillip I., Neil I., Mike L., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Guests: Luscious Jackson, The Descendents
According to Matt Pinfield at the end of this episode, 120 Minutes did not air December 22, 1996.
 December 29, 1996
Sources for this playlist: Phillip I., Neil I., Rokin Robin
Host: Matt Pinfield
Location: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 1996
This show aired two weeks after KROQ AAC. It ran for 3 hours (180 minutes).

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