Tag: Michael Jackson

How MTV stopped playing music — and lost its relevance

As one of the five original VJs who launched MTV into the Moonman stratosphere 40 years ago, on Aug. 1, 1981, Alan Hunter helped put the video-bingeing network on the music map. But when he trekked down to Daytona Beach, Fla., to cover “the chaos that was spring break” for the first time in 1986,…