I want my MTV…

Ok I am going to date myself…I remember when MTV started. Does anyone know what the first video that was shown (without looking it up)? Can you name any of the VJs?

Well I bring up MTV today because my good friend Paul O’Brien at Zvents has shared with me some info about a new joint venture with MTV and Zvents.

Zvents will now be powering Campus Daily Guides with Zvents local search and discovery experience. It will  provide details about tons of important college and recreational events, local promotions, sports, concerts, and performers, specific to each university campus.  MtvU is serving up local search for students like it’s never been done before.  For local merchants and advertisers looking to get more targeted traffic, this definitely provides a new advertising vehicle to reach students.

I am happy to see my school, Florida State University, has a page! Go Noles! I wish we had something like this when I was in school.

Thanks for the update Paul, and if you are interested, please download the official press release here.

Side note: Paul is offering a special deal to LocalBizBits readers. The first three readers who post a comment here about this announcement, can get a free Enhanced Event listing (worth an average $29 each).  You will be able to post your business and events (sales, etc.) here: http://www.zvents.com/welcome/create.  Please post a link to that venue/business and its event(s) in the comments. I will then forward your info on to Paul and he’ll take care of the rest.

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  1. Well, I can’t pass up a free enhanced listing event and I have one in mind. It has to do with Duluth MN, and an inline skating event next month for a longer distance than I care to skate. 🙂

    This is definitely cool. I clicked through a couple of them and the userfaces are really, really easy. Central Washington U, make a page.

    I’ve made a whopping one basic Zvent which was for an event last November. I should really check it out some more.

    Oh, without doing a G search, I want to say “video killed the radio star” was the first MTV vid ( don’t know the band and I’m dating myself as well).

    VJs? Man, I remember the faces… was one named Adam Goodman? And a Nina somethin’?

  2. It was Video Killed the Radio Star and I love the remake for the internet era: http://poptix.net/funny/videostar.swf

    Paul, reply with a link to the event you add to Zvents and let’s get in touch. We’ll set you up.

  3. Yup you guys are right! I believe it was 1981 and it was the Buggles. 🙂

  4. Thanks Paul! The link is at http://www.northshoreinline.com/. I’m not involved w/ it other than being a participant but I’m sure they’d be happy to have a Zvents page up. I do have some pics I took of the event last year as well.

    Hope it’s ok I added you as a friend on Facebook. My contact is on there but can also be reached at pjahn @ localmn.com