On August 1, 1981, MTV – then known as “Music Television” – kicked off its programming. It’s a far cry from what MTV turned into over the ensuring decades. Need proof? Here’s how it all began. Note the emphasis that everything was “in stereo”…:
Music videos on TV aren’t nearly as common now, and certainly not on MTV. Now, you see them on YouTube, Snapchat, and other outlets. As HOT102 fans, we kind of like how MTV, VH-1, BET, and others did it back in the day!