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Absolutely 80s – Spotlights

80's music is bigger than ever! Up-tempo 80's 5 -7 minute vignettes hosted original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood. On each spotlight, Nina shares a brief story or interview with an artist and plays one of their hits.

AC, Classic Hits/Oldies 5-7 Minute Vignettes
Nina Blackwood

Nina Blackwood

Nina Blackwood is a name synonymous with the early days of music television. A true pioneer, she was one of the original five VJs who launched MTV in 1981, introducing the world to a revolutionary new way of experiencing music.

Blackwood’s raspy voice and infectious energy captivated audiences, making her a recognizable face during MTV’s formative years. From 1981 to 1986, she played a crucial role in shaping the network’s identity, introducing iconic music videos and interviewing legendary artists.

Beyond MTV, Blackwood continued her career in music journalism and broadcasting. She hosted segments on “Entertainment Tonight” and “Solid Gold,” showcasing her passion for music across various platforms.

Today, Blackwood remains active in the entertainment industry. She hosts shows on SiriusXM Radio’s “The 80s on 8” channel, keeping the spirit of her MTV days alive. Additionally, she co-hosts “The Big ’80s Top 40 Countdown,” reminiscing about the era she helped define.

Nina Blackwood’s legacy extends beyond her time on MTV. She is a true icon who paved the way for a generation of music lovers and media personalities, forever linked to the exciting and innovative world of music television.

Key Specifications

Delivery AIM - Mr. Master
Length 5-7 Minute Vignettes
Format AC, Classic Hits/Oldies

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