Do you still want your MTV — the way it used to be?
Oh, those classic videos! And, almost as important, those original VJs.
Well, three of those video jockeys — Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and, last but not least, Martha Quinn — will be in Cleveland on Sept. 5 for an event the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Says the Rock Hall in a news release:
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is hosting a special event on September 5 in celebration of the Museum’s award-winning exhibit, Stay Tuned: Rock on TV. Experience how television and rock & roll’s intersection changed popular culture forever and gave icons a new creative outlet. Hear from original MTV VJs Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Martha Quinn in a conversation moderated by Karen Herman, Vice President and Chief Curator for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets to the after-hours event — it starts at 7 p.m. — are $15, the release states. Fans will get a live interview followed by a meet-and-greet opportunity with Goodman, Hunter, and Quinn in the Foster Theater. (Blackwood is joining by phone.)
The event is tied not only to the closing of “Stay Tuned: Rock on TV,” which happens on Sept. 8, but also to the debut of a companion program on SiriusXM radio that debuts between the event and the closing of the exhibit.
(Check out The News-Herald’s preview of the exhibit from 2018.)
From the release:
SiriusXM’s Volume (channel 106), the channel devoted to the discussion and dissection of music, is broadcasting the conversation in its entirety the next day, Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. In addition, highlights from the event are also being broadcast on SiriusXM’s 80s on 8 (channel 8), which features the best 80s music plus programs hosted by original MTV VJs Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, and Alan Hunter along with 80s Trivia content from Martha Quinn, as well as on SiriusXM’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio (channel 310).