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SIRIUS Satellite Radio Reunites Original MTV VJs On '80s Stream

Dateline: 05/12/04


SIRIUS Satellite Radio has reunited three of MTV's original VJs - Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood - as new hosts of its commercial-free, hit music channel "Big '80s".

Goodman, Hunter and Blackwood, along with Martha Quinn and 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, the three are now together again on commercial-free music stream Big '80s. Jackson was to have been one of the reunited hosts on Big '80s, but died suddenly on March 17, 2004.

Steve Blatter, SIRIUS VP of Music Programming, said, "Mark, Alan and Nina helped pioneer a music and cultural phenomenon in the '80s. We're pleased to reunite these innovators and bring their talents to satellite radio exclusively on SIRIUS."

- From a SIRIUS Satellite Radio Press Release

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