Thursday, July 27, 2006

MTV Special: 25th Anniversary Celebration On Sirius

Sirius Celebrates MTV’s 25th Anniversary
July 27. 2006, www.fmqb.com

The launch of cable TV channel MTV on August 1, 1981 changed Pop culture forever, and on its 25th anniversary, four of its original VJs will recall the momentous occasion exclusively on Sirius satellite radio.Sirius on-air hosts Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter and Martha Quinn will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of MTV in a two-hour Sirius special, Big ‘80s Celebrates MTV at 25. The special will air on Tuesday, August 1 at 10a.m. ET on channel 8, Big ‘80s. The four will share their memories of MTV’s launch and play songs from the videos the then-new cable channel aired during its first few hours of existence.“We all knew we were part of something really cool, really fun," said longtime VJ Mark Goodman. "I never imagined that we were part of something that would change Pop culture forever.” Goodman, Hunter, Blackwood and Quinn, along with the late J.J. Jackson, were the five original faces and voices of MTV when it debuted on August 1, 1981. Their tenure as hosts of the nation’s first music television network provided them with an in-depth and up-close perspective on the most popular Rock/Pop music and artists of the 1980s.On Sirius, they have been together again since May 2004 as on-air hosts on commercial-free music channel Big ‘80s, which plays all the hit music of one of the most diverse and exciting decades in popular music history. Jackson died suddenly in March of 2004. Following its premier broadcast, Big ‘80s Celebrates MTV at 25 will be repeated on August 1 at 4p.m. and at 9p.m. ET, and on August 2 at 3a.m. ET.

7/27/2006 05:18:00 PM

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