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MTV Co-Creator Les Garland On MTV’s Launch, Michael Jackson’s Influence

The date was August 1, 1981; it was a day that forever changed the music industry when a little channel called MTV first launched on cable. Les Garland, who was part of the team responsible […]

08/01/2014

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The First 20 Music Videos Ever Played On MTV

Take a look back at the first 20 videos ever played on the channel and relive the nostalgia of these classic music videos!

10/09/2013

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Nina Blackwood & Susanna Hoffs To Help Kick Off K-EARTH 101’s ‘I Want My MTV’ Weekend

This Friday, the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show welcomes original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood and The Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs in studio to help us kick off K-EARTH 101’s ‘I Want My MTV’ weekend!

10/07/2013

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What Was The Second Music Video Ever Played On MTV?

We all know that the first music video to ever be played for MTV’s debut was “Video Killed The Radio Star,” but can you remember what video followed it up?

09/12/2013

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Why Was Tom Petty At The VMAs?

The pop music spectacle known as the MTV Video Music Awards took place last night, and it was chock-full of – surprise – pop stars! However, there was one music superstar attendee who inspired a bit of head-scratching: Tom Petty.

09/07/2012

Going For The Gold: Robert Palmer

Born in Britain and raised in the Mediterranean, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Robert Palmer[/lastfm] was all about great-fitting suits, perfectly-coiffed hair and ultra-smooth music. Surprisingly, only one of his his nine Top-40 singles went gold.

08/15/2011

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30 Years Ago: MTV’s First Concert (“In Stereo!”)

This week in 1981, “Music Television” (yes kids, they used to play music on MTV!) aired its first ever “stereo” concert.  The featured band had the #1 album in the land with Hi Infidelity, which […]

08/08/2011

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Billboard Magazine’s Readers Pick The Top 10 Music Videos of the 80s

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of MTV this past Monday, Billboard ask its readers to pick the top 10 music videos of the 80s played on MTV, back when the network was known for […]

08/03/2011

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Happy 30th Birthday, MTV!: The First 10 Music Videos Ever Played On MTV

Remember when MTV stood for Music Television? Thirty years ago, MTV was born on August 1, 1981. On its first day, MTV was still full of flaws; Black screens showed up in between videos when […]

08/01/2011

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MTV 30th Anniversary: Original VJ Mark Goodman Talks About the Early Days

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of MTV, [pullquote quote="People did things with MTV just because they were so powerful." credit="Mark Goodman"] our friends in Atlanta spoke recently with Mark Goodman, one of the original five […]

08/01/2011

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