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Absolutely 80s

Up-tempo 80's Music hosted by original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood

80's music is bigger than ever! Up-tempo 80's Music hosted by original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood.

AC, Classic Hits/Oldies 3 Hours

About the show

80’s music is bigger than ever! Up-tempo 80’s Music hosted by original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood. This 3 Hour Weekend show which keeps you up-to-date with the latest news on your favorite 80’s superstars.

There is no better way to present the sounds and the artists of the 80s than with a host whose image and personality are as strong as the tunes are fun and memorable.

Nina Blackwood helped set the musical tastes and trends that are being celebrated today, and she continues to highlight the era that changed music forever with her long and short-form programs.

Whether you’re all ’80s all the time or claiming the ’80s as your specialty position at night or on weekends, the natural programming choice is Nina Blackwood’s Absolutely ’80s and daily ABSOLUTELY 80s SPOTLIGHTS.

 
Nina Blackwood
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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

Length 3 Hours
Format AC, Classic Hits/Oldies
Delivery AIM - Mr. Master

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