From the notebook of business editor Tim Rausch

Trivial pursuits

I don't watch a lot of TV anymore because, well, it mostly sucks. But I recently discovered what might possibly be the best channel out there: The Tube Music Network.

The Tube (Comcast Channel 241; Knology Channel 179) is what MTV stopped being 15 years ago: a music video channel. There's no reality shows, no "news" programs and no bikini-straining spring break specials (sorry, frat boys). They don't discriminate on music types, either - on one recent viewing I saw everything from The Kinks to Justin Timberlake.

In this market, The Tube is affiliated with Augusta Fox affiliate WFXG-TV (Channel 54), which is operated by Raycom Media. As insincere as it is to thank a faceless corporation: Thanks, Raycom!

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stampman79
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stampman79 03/23/07 - 11:32 am
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I agree. It's nice seeing

I agree. It's nice seeing those old music videos again without all of the nonsense found on MTV and VH1. Now we can say I want my Tube instead of I want my MTV.

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dhd1108 03/26/07 - 04:27 am
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Uh, thats all good and well,

Uh, thats all good and well, but many of us who cannot afford the ridiculous costs of digital tv. Or whatever it is that gives you that little box. At any rate I would like to say that YOUTUBE has a great deal of excellent music videos. Might I add that you can go through a whole day of watching music videos without once seeing Justin Timberlake, Trillville, or anything by Fergie.

Of course, VIACOM is probably going to take them all down soon, so get 'em while they're HOT.
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