So it was often speculated and rumored while I worked at MTV, but today it was made official that in November Total Request Live (TRL) will broadcast its last show. The music countdown that debuted in 1998 and served as the springboard for the likes of Britney Spears and N'Sync along with personality Carson Daly is coming to an end, "for now." Although in the past few years even TRL has shown less videos and more interviews, it seemed to be one of the last programs that focused on music videos on the channel. The show will conclude with a 2 hour special on a Saturday in November.
So while I wanted very much to have a real shot as an MTV VJ for TRL, it seems that the reason I didn't hear back was that perhaps they already knew the end was near. Imagine if I had up and moved to NYC for this position only to have it end 2 months later. Now instead, I have another job of my dreams and its going great.
This just solidifies more my decision to stay in Boston. Things are going the right way.