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Old 6th February 2009
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🎧 15 years
MTVs 120 minutes taken off air

MTVs 120 minutes taken off air!!!
MTVs 120 minutes taken off air!!!

I have been watching 120 minutes on and off for 20 years. I have found over 50% of my record collection directly or indirectly from watching it.

I can remember seeing the first portishead video when it was first shown. Sonic youth, dead can dance, cocteaus, the knife, jenny wilson,feist, f** buttons, pixies, throwing muses, kristin hersh, crystal castles, gus gus, aphex twin,mazzy star beirut,my bloody valentine and skylarkin.

I could go on but you get the point. This program took huge creative chances and was bever mundane.

It has been the most consistant music programme i have ever discovered. Also totally eclectic, a rap track next to a folk track. 120 minutes sometimes dished me up artists that i felt indifferent towards and slowly revealed their brilliance. In a way the program has shaped my musical pallette

I have never got into radio, i just can't handle the amount of poor tracks you have to listen to to get to one okay song, and also the banality of DJ bantar.

Where do i go to find new music now? I find a lot at gigs, and off peoples blogs, but i need to replace 120 minutes with something. But what?

Also what happens to alternative artists and lables tring to get their videos shown? Where are they going to get their music heard?

What is the impact going to be on alternative music as whole?

When i heard that the show had gone under, my heart sunk. I know its a TV show and not a person, but it had a physical effect on me. Kind of like when one of your favourite musicians passes away.

I've signed up to this petition, but god knows if it will do any good..

Keep 120 Minutes on MTV2 Petition

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Old 6th February 2009
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🎧 15 years
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wow, i had no idea it was still playing anywhere!!! in the US that show was gone at least 15 years ago. i think i was impacted just as deeply as you and felt equally abandonded once i was left alone in this musical wasteland. i think the only thing that kept me alive was the internet, forums, communities like soulseek, forced exposure, college radio, etc.
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 10 years
The one AAA station left in my area went Classic Rock last summer. Alternative has been a dying cause around here for 15 years. I was traveling recently, and I found WHJE 91.3, Carmel High School Radio. Fantastic little station, solid student programming. Listen online: WHJE - Listen Now
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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🎧 15 years
chhers

Thanks for that, i'll give it a go. I need to give radio another chance

I've also just discovered this guy that does a 70 min music show including live sessions, and puts them up for free, so you just download them. He has a varied taste in music.

Skopje

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