Two decades ago, I started a website dedicated to a TV show that went off the air a few years before I was born.
Or maybe I didn’t.
Longtime readers may recall I don’t know when I launched the website that eventually became MASH4077TV.com after multiple name changes. Nor do I know when I started watching M*A*S*H. It had to have been some time after September 6th, 1998 because that’s when the show began airing on cable channel FX. I honestly can’t remember what sparked my interest in M*A*S*H, why it became a lifelong obsession. I stumbled upon an episode on FX one Sunday morning when I was in middle school and I’ve been a fan ever since.
At some point after watching that first episode, I started a website dedicated to M*A*S*H. The earliest files I have are from April 1999 so I’ve always considered that the “birth month” for the site. You can learn more about the history of MASH4077TV.com (previously known as M*A*S*H — Finest Kind from 2002 to 2011) by reading my About page.
I’m still working on the website redesign I announced earlier this month. I wanted to have it done this month but life got in the way. Hopefully, I’ll finish it in the next week or so. But I wanted to mark the 20th anniversary in April even if the redesign wasn’t ready.
It’s hard for me to believe I’ve been watching and writing about M*A*S*H for 20 years. Thank you to everyone who has sent e-mails and left comments and supported MASH4077TV.com over the past twenty years. Here’s to twenty more.