Sirius XM Radio announced today that four of the original MTV VJs: Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood, will answer fan questions during a Q&A session with a live audience in SiriusXM’s New York studios as part of the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series.
“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the Original MTV VJs,” will air on Friday, May 10, at 12:00 pm ET via satellite on ’80s on 8, channel 8, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
Goodman, Quinn, Hunter and Blackwood, and the late J.J. Jackson, were the five original faces and voices of MTV when it launched on August 1, 1981. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the Original MTV VJs” will feature the four VJs, who are daily hosts on SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8 channel, answering fan questions and discussing the book that tells the story of their time as VJs on the nation’s first music television network, VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave, published by Atria Books and available now.
“Mark, Martha, Alan and Nina helped pioneer a cultural phenomenon which gave them a unique and an in-depth perspective on the most popular music and artists of the 1980s,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We are pleased to reunite the lineup of original VJs in one place in our studios with a live audience, giving our listeners a special opportunity to get up-close and personal with the personalities that revolutionized how we listen to music.”
“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the Original MTV VJs” is part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, featuring intimate gatherings with iconic musicians, entertainers and figures and a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous “SiriusXM Town Hall” specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Billy Crystal, Tom Petty, Tony Bennett, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Crosby, Stills and Nash and the surviving members of Nirvana.
After the broadcast, “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with the Original MTV VJs” will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more info about SiriusXM On Demand.
SiriusXM’s ’80s on 8 channel plays the defining hit music of the 1980s with shows hosted by the original MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, and Alan Hunter.