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'80s on 8 with Mark Goodman

Mark confesses he's more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the '80s were very good to him. Best '80s band? "REM." Best '80s event? "Live Aid." Best interview? "Paul McCartney. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me!"

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'80s on 8

'80s on 8

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7 hrs

Big hair, bigger music. Hear Madonna, Def Leppard, Huey Lewis & the News, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Journey, Bo

Big hair, bigger music. Hear Madonna, Def Leppard, Huey Lewis & the News, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Journey, Bon Jovi, the Bangles, Duran Duran and more from the totally awesome '80s.

'80s on 8 with Mark Goodman

'80s on 8 with Mark Goodman

Next Airs Today at 7 am
6 hrs

Mark confesses he's more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the '80s were very good to him.

Mark confesses he's more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the '80s were very good to him. Best '80s band? "REM." Best '80s event? "Live Aid." Best interview? "Paul McCartney. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me!"

Big 40 Countdown

Big 40 Countdown

Next Airs Today at 1 pm
3 hrs

Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter count down the Big 40 hits of each week from a particular year of the decade of

Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter count down the Big 40 hits of each week from a particular year of the decade of "excess!"

'80s on 8 with Alan Hunter

'80s on 8 with Alan Hunter

Next Airs Today at 4 pm
6 hrs

On August 1, 1981, a human induced tech error reversed the VJs’ intro segments, making Alan the “First VJ" to appear on MTV.

On August 1, 1981, a human induced tech error reversed the VJs’ intro segments, making Alan the “First VJ" to appear on MTV. For nearly four decades, this truth bomb has delighted 80s trivia superfans and irritated his buddy Mark. Hey, facts is facts and Goodman will always be the "tallest VJ”.

Working Class DJ

Working Class DJ

Next Airs Today at 10 pm
30 mins

Every week, Rick Spingfield explores a different theme and plays 80s hits that fit the certain theme of the week. Rick also

Every week, Rick Spingfield explores a different theme and plays 80s hits that fit the certain theme of the week. Rick also shares his own perspective and stories about the music.

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Nina Blackwood

Nina Blackwood

When Nina Blackwood saw an ad in Billboard for a new music TV channel, she sent her resume and an 8x10. “After two auditions, they hired me as the first MTV VJ,” Blackwood said. She had a great time in the ’80s despite a fashion faux pas or two. “I had a jacket that could be folded up into a purse.” Worst interview? “Frank Zappa.

Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman

Mark Goodman confesses he’s more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the ’80s were very good to him. Best ’80s band? “REM.” Best ’80s event? “Live Aid.” Best interview? “Paul McCartney. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me!

Also appears on VOLUME 

Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter

From the first MTV studio in Hell’s Kitchen to Spring Break in Daytona Beach, Alan Hunter is proud to have corrupted the minds and Day-Glo’ed the pants of America’s Classic Rewind generation. Still got a mullet and a ten-second attention span? Alan Hunter, official First VJ, is probably to blame. You're welcome.

Also appears on Classic Rewind 

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12 am

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'80s on 8Big hair, bigger music. Hear Madonna, Def Leppard, Huey Lewis & the News, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Journey, Bon Jovi, the Bangles, Duran Duran and more from the totally awesome '80s.
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'80s on 8 with Mark GoodmanMark confesses he's more nostalgic for vinyl than cassettes, but this original MTV VJ admits the '80s were very good to him. Best '80s band? "REM." Best '80s event? "Live Aid." Best interview? "Paul McCartney. After the interview he personally got on the phone and made a dinner reservation for me!"
1 pm

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Big 40 CountdownMark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter count down the Big 40 hits of each week from a particular year of the decade of "excess!"
4 pm

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'80s on 8 with Alan HunterOn August 1, 1981, a human induced tech error reversed the VJs’ intro segments, making Alan the “First VJ" to appear on MTV. For nearly four decades, this truth bomb has delighted 80s trivia superfans and irritated his buddy Mark. Hey, facts is facts and Goodman will always be the "tallest VJ”.
10 pm

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Working Class DJEvery week, Rick Spingfield explores a different theme and plays 80s hits that fit the certain theme of the week. Rick also shares his own perspective and stories about the music.
10:30 pm

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'80s on 8Big hair, bigger music. Hear Madonna, Def Leppard, Huey Lewis & the News, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Journey, Bon Jovi, the Bangles, Duran Duran and more from the totally awesome '80s.

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