MTV

This week, we celebrate MTV’s 30th Birthday, we will classic tracks from some of the first artists whose videos aired on the station

This week, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of MTV with music from the first classic alternative artists whose videos were aired on the station.

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November 17, 2009

Ken Ober, host of MTV’s Remote Control game show, passed away at age 52.

This week’s show features a conversation with Josie Cotton, who became the world’s new wave sweetheart when she performed (already an international hit) “Johnny Are You Queer” in the movie Valley Girl.

Tonight’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show will feature a conversation with Josie Cotton. Most 80s fans remember Cotton for her performance of “Johnny, Are You Queer?” on Valley Girl. While it was an international hit, controversy over the song wound up depriving us at the time of the musical talents of this fine songwriter.

The Band Who Made Us All Dance to “The Earthquake Song” in the ’80s is Back with Classic Cuts and a New Sound

Much has been made of recent comments by Monty Python funnyman John Cleese about British comedy. The international star went on record saying that comedy in the old country has generally not been funny since the 1980s. While fans of “The Office” and several other relatively newer comedies might scoff at that (one actor/comedian, Martin Clines, went as far as saying that Clesse himself has not been funny since then), there is a plethora of substance to what the man who played the legendary character “Basil Fawlty” said.

The podcast for this week’s Revenge of the 80s Radio show is up. With the upcoming final Police concert in New York, we invited Lynn Goldsmith, the famed photographer who put together the 2007 book The Police: 1978-1983 featuring a huge collection of her work with the band as well as quotes and insights from […]

Click here to listen to Revenge of the 80s Radio LIVE 7-9pm Ea>stern US time This week, we will cover three major new wave stories: MTV’s 27th anniversary The Regeneration Tour kicks off its run through North America The Police’s last concert – August 7 in New York We will talk with famed rock photographer […]

It was August 1, 1981 when the first all-music video cable TV channel was born. As the popularity of video programs on some cable and network stations was rising, MTV made history while taking advantage of this trend. They led off with the 1979 hit “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Trevor Horn-led Buggles […]


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