For years, we had to wait 'til midnight on Friday and Saturdays to be able to watch music videos on cable shows from Bangor, Maine. And if I remember correctly, CBC had a music video show on at suppertime.
Then MuchMusic started in 1984.
Click here to see the launch.
I was 22 and living in Antigonish, NS, and to be able to watch videos 24 hours a day was awesome!
There's an interesting article in today's Toronto Star about the downfall of MuchMusic, which celebrates its 25th anniversary on Monday.
Alas, I haven't watched MuchMusic often in many years ... not much of an appeal to me anymore.
I do like MuchMoreRetro, though, which is "dedicated to the music of the 80s and 90s". I'm getting old, I guess. Or I check out YouTube if I get an older video stuck in my head and have to see it RIGHT NOW!
Check out these sites for music videos (they are listed alphabetically) from the 1980s and 1990s.