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Early MTV - FM Hookup and Dial Sticker

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by willjR0K5, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. willjR0K5

    willjR0K5 Member Thread Starter


    I'm looking for visual evidence of the early MTV deployment of FM Hookup devices and something they called a MTV Dial Position Sticker.

    Anyone have anything like this?

    This post references the devices they used for hooking up the FM audio feed - What was the sound quality of early MTV like?
  2. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Never saw the sticker, but did have a splitter on my cable coax to go to a 75 to 300 ohm balun to get the signal. I even use two VCRs, one to tune in MTV, and feed it into the video input of the second, along with a record out of the receiver with the tuned in MTV stereo signal.
  3. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    I would look through Google Books. The entire run of Billboard magazine is available in full.
  5. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

    The community where I grew up was late to the MTV bandwagon, but it definitely was on the FM dial. All we had to do is Hook the cable up to the FM antenna connector on the receiver, which we did anyway to get radio stations. That was a pretty big deal at the time, and now I couldn't tell you what frequency the audio was at to save my life! That bit of information has flown the coop.
    Dan C likes this.

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