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Video Vibrations

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First episode date  1984

Similar  Video Soul, MTV Unplugged, Night Tracks

Video Vibrations was a multi-hour-long video block that showcased popular music videos. It was one of BET's early video shows. The show ran from October 1984 through 1997, when it was changed to Vibrations.



The show was hosted by a VJ speaking offscreen. All 3 hosts were prominent in radio as well.

  • Alvin "The Unseen VJ" Jones (1984-1991), one of BET's other first VJ's,alongside Donnie Simpson.
  • "Captain" Paul Porter (1991-1996).
  • Lorenzo "Ice Tea" Thomas (1996-1997)
  • Throughout its run, Video Vibrations had numerous segments that were very popular. Some include:

  • Rap Week, a segment dedicated to hip-hop and rap. Numerous artists were interviewed as well. This was also the inspiration for Alvin Jones to create Rap City. The show went off the air in 2008.
  • Another popular one was The Monday Music Marathon, a showcase of music videos by one artist or genre.
  • Music Intros

    The program did not use a theme song or used any recorded tracks until 1991, when they used the single "Mindflux" from the British act N-Joi as their "theme song" for their intros and breaks up until they left the air in 1997.


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