Friday, February 20, 2009

Flashback Friday: V-66

This week's post references Boston's first (and to my knowledge only) 24 hour music television channel called V-66 which aired for the first time in February 1985. The station went live just as I was starting high school and was responsible for turning me on to the Boston music scene. V-66 was often referred to as the poor man's MTV since it was not a cable TV station so they played a heavy rotation of local bands nobody outside of Boston knew, such as Til Tuesday, Face to Face and New Man.

YouTube has a great clip that shows some of the station's VJs and has vintage footage. Link here to see the clip.

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