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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nina Blackwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nina Blackwood, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Nina Blackwood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Nina Blackwood, often where they are interviewed.

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Nina Blackwood

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Today is the 39th anniversary of MTV and for today's throwback interview from The Time Machine archives it is with original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood. She talks about career pre and post MTV. She can be heard on 80's On 8 on Sirius XM along the rest of the surviving original MTV VJ's (RIP J.J. Jackson). Enjoy this throwback interview and say loudly at the top of your lungs I Want My MTV!!!!
Aug 01 2020 · 43mins
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MTV VeeJay Nina Blackwood on 39th Anniversary of MTV Launching

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MTV launched 39 years ago on August 1, 1981. Original VeeJay Nina Blackwood tells us about the experience.
Jul 31 2020 · 7mins

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Jul 31 2020 · 9mins
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PODCAST EXTRA: Original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood!

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One of the original MTV VJ's, accomplished disc jockey and music journalists Nina Blackwood joined us to chat and tell us how shes been handling the past few months! We also had a chance to reminisce about her days doing the show and seeing all of the music videos come to light as the trend took off.

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Jul 30 2020 · 9mins

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S1 E2: MTV's Nina Blackwood

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Nina was one of the original V.J.s on MTV when it debuted August 1, 1981.  In this episode Nina takes us to the room when the rocket first launched and it wasn't in New York City.  She talks about her admiration for John Mellencamp, Live Aid and her not so fond but memorable moment during MTV's first live broadcast on Halloween night back in 1981.  Nina peels back the onion a little and reveals what it was like to be a VJ and her favorite part of the job.  These days you can hear Nina as she hosts “Absolutely80s”.  Her hit show has been distributed nationally by United Stations Radio Network since 1999.  She continues to also be heard on Sirius-XM’s “80s on 8” as well as hosting the “VJ Big 40 Countdown” with her fellow former MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter.  Nina is also involved with the annual voyage known as The 80's Cruise.  Find out if the ship sailed this past March.

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Jun 22 2020 · 28mins
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1980s MTV w/ Nina Blackwood

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Will and Ray discuss current 1980s news, including another "Indiana Jones" sequel and a DC RPG set in the 1980s. Then, the duo discusses MTV. They chat about breakthrough and controversial videos and share those the listeners said were overplayed. Finally, Will interviews original MTV VJ Nina Blackwood.
Feb 21 2020 · 59mins
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500: Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood Interview

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We celebrate our 500th episode of Stuck in the '80s with a live interview of original MTV veejays Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Nina Blackwood on board The 80s Cruise. We cover everything from Live Aid to the Us Festival to career regrets, the Rock Hall and more. 

This episode of Stuck in the '80s is sponsored by The 80s Cruise. Get $200 cabin credit when booking a stateroom on the 2020 voyage when using the promo code STUCK. Artists performing on the Explorer of the Seas will include the B-52s, Berlin, Patty Smyth & Scandal, Tony Hadley, Tony Lewis, Dire Straits Legacy, Asia featuring John Payne, Lita Ford, Midnight Star, The Motels, Big Country, The Jets, Bow Wow Wow's Annabella, Katrina from Katrina and the Waves along with more acts to be announced soon. Book online at www.the80scruise.com

Mar 24 2019 · 49mins
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Ep. 49: The Nina Blackwood Interview

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In ROCK UNDER FIRE Episode 49, we present Mike Derrico's full conversation with original MTV VJ NINA BLACKWOOD. Portions of the interview were featured in "The Rise & Fall of MTV," an episode of RUF's sister podcast, RETROSPEAK, where Mike and Pat Ivanitski discuss the early years of MTV, the channel's influence on pop culture and the music industry, as well as its fall from relevance. NINA BLACKWOOD is one of the five original VJs on MTV from the channel's launch in 1981 through 1986. She went on to host Solid Gold, the Rock Report segment of Entertainment Tonight, and nationally syndicated radio shows, Nina BlackWood's Absolutely 80s and Nina Blackwood's New Wave Nation. Blackwood can be heard today on the 80s on 8, available on SiriusXM.

As a rock and roll podcast, Rock Under Fire makes it a point not to focus on any one particular artist, band, or genre of music, but with that comes the reality that the show may not always appeal to everyone at the same time. The seven decades of rock and roll music along with its even longer history leaves an extremely broad canvas to create discussions on, drawing from different areas with each episode. So there is still always something for everyone.

In past episodes we've discussed The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, the Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, Doo Wop, The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Steely Dan, The Strokes, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Patti Smith, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Velvet Underground, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Heart, Dave Grohl, Jack White, digital streaming, the state of the music industry and record labels, the effect of rap and hip hop on rock, Neil Young, Talking Heads, Counting Crows, Boston, The Temptations, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, the Smithereens, Suzanne Vega, Van Halen, Rick Rubin, The Gun Club, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, The Mekons, UFO, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Chuck Klosterman, John Philip Sousa, Billy Joel, The Wipers, Iron Maiden, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Waits, Thin Lizzy, the Bee Gees, Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Bob Marley, 5 Seconds of Summer, Twenty One Pilots, Ed Sheeran, J Geils Band, Billy Miller, Chris Cornell, Turn Me On Dead Man, the Desert Trip concerts, aging rock stars, our favorite debut albums, soundtracks, music licensing, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, disco vs. rock, Ticketmaster, Tom Petty, and most overrated and underrated artists. We've also been joined by special guests such as, author and photographers Bob Gruen, STARZ guitarist Richie Ranno, Joe Long of the Four Seasons, Lydia Criss, author and pop culture critic Alice Echols, writer and director Michael Lee Nirenberg, and Judas Priest legend KK Downing.

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Oct 21 2018 · 51mins
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150: MTV VJs Alan Hunter & Nina Blackwood | Sirius 80's on 8

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The Virtual Lounge is open and Ty and Nick want their “MTV” on this edition of Beats & Eats.   The duo welcome Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter, two of MTV’s original vj’s to the program.  Nina and Alan will be joining Ty and Nick on the upcoming 80’s Cruise (www.the80scruise.com) this February in Fort  Lauderdale.  The four talk about the upcoming trip, plus the 80’s renaissance.  Alan and Nina also chat about their love for 80’s music and their new roles on SiriusXm radio’s 80’s on 8.  If you love the 80’s, and are a huge fan of the music from that decade, then this episode is a must listen.  So put on your best neon, tease that hair, and crank up this “happy hour” for the mind.

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Dec 18 2015 · 1hr 10mins
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287: Nina Blackwood interview | MTV | The 80s Cruise | 80s in the Sand

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Steve and Brad talk with Nina Blackwood about life as an MTV VJ and the new book VJ:  The Unplugged Adventures of MTV's First Wave.

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Jun 15 2013 · 1hr 9mins