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Thread: why no rock/metal/alternative network

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadcowatbk View Post
    even when MTV played music videos, people never watched it for long, they treated it like radio
    Maybe not at home, and maybe this wasn't a nationwide thing, but there were a lot of bars in metro Chicago that put MTV on their TV screens when there was no sports going on. MTV was all but mandatory in bars on Division St. in the city, and in the West and NW suburbs, in the 1980s. I wasn't in every bar in the area of course, but of those I did go into, probably 90% had MTV on their TV other than during game times. It was to the 1980s as the Golf Channel and ESPN are today.
    We have to save the Earth! It's the only planet with football and beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithE4 View Post
    MTV was all but mandatory in bars on Division St. in the city, and in the West and NW suburbs, in the 1980s.
    The problem with it was the commercials. Way to kill the fun in a bar is to run commercials. I was in a bar just a few days ago. They had a classic rock video service playing on all the screens, running ZZ Top and Peter Frampton. No commercials. The bars don't need MYV any more.

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