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First and foremost, we are syndicated radio program junkies.
We love everything Watermark ever put out. Casey Kasem and
Shadoe Stevens with American Top 40, Don Bowman and Bob
Kingsley with American Country Countdown, Murray the K and
Gary Owens with Soundtrack of the 60's, Wink Martindale
with the Elvis Presley Story and specials such as Ringo
Starr's Yellow Submarine, Mick Fleetwood's Fab Fourth and
the Robert W. Morgan specials.
Not to be outdone, Drake-Chenault was also a quality producer.
They produced Mark Elliott with the Weekly Top 30, Charlie
Van Dyke with the Weekly Music Magazine, the Elvis special
and of course Bill Drake with the History of Rock and Roll.
Unfortunately, many of these programs have never been heard
from again. The master tapes have been destroyed, forgotten
and simply lost. On the other hand, vinyl or reel to reel
copies do surface and when they do, they are treasured which
brings us to what we do.
What We Do
We strive to preserve and restore audio such as the programs
listed above. If you read the about
us page you will discover how our services are being
put to use. We have an extensive library and hope to assist
both radio and collectors. We use a very meticulous process
for restoring audio and hope to have some before and after
samples posted SOON.
How You Can Help!
We are always looking to add to our collection and will
gladly buy or help you sell your American Top 40, Casey's
Top 40 or other radio collections. Just use the contact
links to let us know what you have! We are ESPECIALLY looking
for Casey's Top 40, Weekly Music Magazine and Weekly Top
What's on our HOT list?
DRAKE-CHENAULT HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
For a country music fan, this has become the Holy Grail
of hard to find broadcasts. This 52 hour country cousin
to the History of Rock and Roll aired in either 1981 or
1982. It was hosted by Ralph Emery. Like the HRR, the final
hour is a time sweep of all of the country number ones for
the charting periods. Surely somebody out there has this
MISSING CASEY'S TOP 40 DATES - UPDATED
For those of you who have asked, I finally went through
my original vinyl and CD sets to inventory what was present
and find where the holes are. According to Westwood One
personnel, all tapes for CT40 no longer exist. Thus, the
only way to create a tangible record (no pun intended) and
history of the show will be through what survived in circulation.
That being said, here is what I know to be missing.
I am looking for vinyl copies or CDs of these dates: