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Who remembers Ray Cokes (MTV Europe presenter) watch

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    I was watching French TV the other day and recognised an old face: Ray Cokes. He was presenting a show at the Inrocks' Festival where Maximo Park, Hard-Fi and the Futureheads were playing.

    Then I remembered all the great shows he did on MTV Europe in the early 90s, especially Most Wanted. That was a time when Music Television was just about playing quality music you feel like playing and simply being entertaining

    Does anybody remember MTV's Most Wanted and Ray Cokes? He was the funniest guy on Music Television! I remember him doing a show on VH1 after Most Wanted ended but then he disappeared. It seems like he's starting a new career in France. Anyway, please tell me I'm not too old and that at least some people remember him!

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    He also hosted a game show called Wanted on C4 that was rather amusing.
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    (Original post by Chrism)
    He also hosted a game show called Wanted on C4 that was rather amusing.
    He's such a laugh. I only remember the adverts for that show...

    MTV presenters are just dull and boring these days. It's all gone downhill.

    There was a time when there was Ray Cokes presenting Most Wanted, Cat Deeley doing the UK Top 40, Daisy Fuentes presenting the US Top 20 followed by some crazy British guy I can't remember. Tomlinson (whatever his first name was) was good too. It's all just tacky and crap now
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    I loved Wanted on Channel 4!
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    He's such a laugh. I only remember the adverts for that show...

    MTV presenters are just dull and boring these days. It's all gone downhill.

    There was a time when there was Ray Cokes presenting Most Wanted, Cat Deeley doing the UK Top 40, Daisy Fuentes presenting the US Top 20 followed by some crazy British guy I can't remember. Tomlinson (whatever his first name was) was good too. It's all just tacky and crap now
    MTV has always been superficial crap really (the only exception being Alex Zane's Screenplay), but doing a british version of TRL is beyond retarded. Kids screaming on cue to celebrities saying misc. rubbish. I thought it was supposed to be enterainment?
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    i remeber the time when he presented live from somewhere in Germany and caused the crowd to riot and have a go at him, that was on the top tv moments or top worst moment countdowns.

    all the current MTV presenters are so boring and dull these days, but i think the real problems for the station came in the 90s they didnt develop and go with the times...hence people got bored of them.

    Like what if they had got on the mp3 bandwagon first...had launched the first legal download service, got into bed with apple and produced an 'MTV Pod' etc...they have missed every music 'revolution' going.
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    (Original post by Pav27)
    MTV has always been superficial crap really (the only exception being Alex Zane's Screenplay), but doing a british version of TRL is beyond retarded. Kids screaming on cue to celebrities saying misc. rubbish. I thought it was supposed to be enterainment?
    I love you people for remembering Ray Cokes! Watching him on Most Wanted, maybe Dance (thingy whatever it was called) presented by Simone then Beavis & Butthead (sad I know) on MTV was a typical school week evening for me. It brings back a lot of memories!

    MTV hasn't always been superficial. Well that's a personal opinion anyway. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, watching Music Television was quite alternative and the people watching weren't really young 13 and 14 year olds like today. People really didn't care about whether their presenter was good-looking or had a trendy haircut or was wearing nice clothes. It was all just a laugh.
    A lot of the videos they showed were edgier too and there was a sharp contrast between what was shown on MTV and what you'd hear on the radio.

    It also had a much tinier budget as it used to be free to watch! (let's not forget that) so they didn't worry about showing some strange video and losing all their contracts with the big record labels.
 
 
 
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