Monday, August 1, 2011

I Want My MTV

MTV turns 30 today. The cable network itself is doing little to mark the occasion, perhaps because it is now older than its target audience. has an interview with Mark Goodman, one of the five original VJs. The first hour of their broadcast is up a playlist in 10 minute segments on YouTube. It is well-known trivia that "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles was the debut video, but it is fascinating to see what else they aired, dictated by a limited library, everything from Rod Stewart and the Who to local Boston sensation Robin Lane & the Chartbusters.

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