Not that we didn't already know Mtv no longer stands for music videos, Mtv made it official this week by removing "Music Television Association" from their name. For those of us that grew up with this amazing channel, here is a little something down memory lane.
By Frances Romero -- Time Magazine
The first video the network ever aired was pretty meta — fittingly so, considering all the Gen-X viewers it inspired. "Video Killed the Radio Star," by British synthpop group The Buggles, aired on August 1, 1981 — the official debut date of Music Television. True to its word, MTV then proceeded to kill the radio star. Some 20 years later, once it mostly stopped playing music videos, it would pretty much kill the video star too. At least we still have Snooki.