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Adam Curry — MTV VJs Then and Now

Adam Curry, MTV VJ

Then: The Virginia-born VJ got his start in television in the Netherlands, where he lived from ages 8 to 23. Then, in 1987, he was called over Stateside to host MTV’s heavy metal music show ‘Headbangers Ball.’ He went on to work for MTV until the mid-1990s, and got into the cutting edge of web development, registering the domain name in 1993. The network later sued for rights to the URL; the matter was settled in an out of court settlement.

Now: Curry moved on to focus on web development. In 2005 he founded Mevio, a video-sharing site, and got into podcasting with PodShow that same year. Since 2007 he has been co-hosting the No Agenda podcast with tech columnist John C. Dvorak. Nowadays he says he has seen the light, adding, “I don’t wear a watch or set an alarm, and I am a firm believer that the Universe will provide.”

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