Waltham Film Factory Screening: Life on the V: The Story of V66

Screening begins at 7PM. Doors open a half hour before.

Prior to the screening, there will be a special tribute to producer Matthew Nerney. Following the film will be a Q&A with director Eric Green, moderated by filmmaker Michael Bavaro.

On February 12, 1985, V66 went live on the air and created an immediate sensation. V66 was in the right place at the right time to showcase Boston's superstar acts of this era. They played a wide variety of music genres and often times they played local unsigned bands in between international superstars. Sometimes they even made their own versions of music videos as well.

The fans on the street, dancing at the clubs and calling in to win contests became as much a part of the channel as the music being played. Celebrities and rock stars would often stop by V66, sometimes unannounced.

On September 21, 1986, V66 signed off the channel 66 airwaves. While V66 wasn’t around for very long, the influence was immense. Fans never forgot it in the decades since.