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MTV is an American television station located in New York City. The network launched on August 1st, 1981. MTV’s original purpose was to play music videos, something the network has stopped doing on a regular basis. The first music video ever played on MTV was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. Which was appropriate because MTV would pave the way for music superstars throughout the 80s and 90s.
The original MTV VJ’s (video jockeys) were J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood, Martha Quinn, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter.
John Lack spoke the first words on MTV and they were, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll”.
MTV Original Launch Episode