With this page we hope to provide a little background and
history on shows that we've worked on and/or just love!!
Top 40 (1970 - 1995)
American Top 40 (1998 - present)
Top 20 (1998 - Mar 13, 2004)
10 (Mar 20, 2004 - Jul 4,
Top 20 HAC (1998 - Jul 4, 2009)
American Top 40 began on July 4, 1970 and was originally
distributed by Watermark Inc. Casey Kasem hosted the program
until August 6, 1988 when Casey left ABC to start Casey's
Top 40 at Westwood One. Shadoe Stevens hosted American Top
40 from August 13, 1988 through the end of the show's first
run in January 1995.
American Top 40 was revived on March 28, 1998 when Casey
Kasem pitched the idea to his network, Westwood One, to
rename Casey's Top 40 as American Top 40, after getting
the rights to the name from ABC. Westwood One refused, so
Kasem took himself and the AT40 name to AMFM Radio syndication.
Casey would continue hosting until January 10, 2004 when
Ryan Seacrest took over hosting duties.
Top 40 (1989-1998)
Biggest Hits (1989-1998)
Hot 20 (1994-1998)
Casey's Top 40 was hosted by Casey Kasem and distrubted
by Westwood One from 1989-1998. Casey's Top 40 was similar
to Kasem's old AT40 show featuring Kasem's trademark voice,
teasers, and trivia on the songs and artists. We have the
majority of the entire Casey's Top 40 collection but are
still looking for shows.
Ironically, during the show's final two weeks (3-14 and
3-21-98), guest hosts filled in for the "vacationing"
Casey Kasem, even though he already left Westwood One. On
the last show, no mention of Casey was made.
Country Countdown (1973-2006)
While ACC continues to run, the dates above represent our
holding of the entire ACC show run from the 1973 demo and
debut show through the end of 2006. The original host of
ACC was Don Bowman. Bowman hosted the show from the October
6, 1973 debut through April 29, 1978. At that point, producer/engineer
Bob Kingsley took over the hosting duties.
Soundtrack of the 60s (1980-1984)
Soundtrack of the 60s ran from June 7, 1980 through July
7, 1984 and was hosted by Murray the K and Gary Owens. We
have quite a few of these.
Elvis Presley Story (1971, 1975 &
We have all three of these as hosted by Wink Martindale.
The original was produced in 1971. Modifications and an
additional hour was added in 1975. The 1977 version covers
Elvis' death with an added Hour 13.
Ringo's Yellow Submarine (1983)
This was a 26 hour program producer by ABC Watermark in
1983 hosted by Ringo Starr and highlighting the Beatles.
Weekly Top 30 (1979-1981)
Drake-Chenault produced the Weekly Top 30 from June 30,
1979 to January 2, 1982. Mark Elliott hosted this weekly
3-hour countdown of the Top 30 songs each week. We have
quite a few of these and are looking to complete the collection.
Weekly Music Magazine (1982)
After Drake-Chenault concluded production of Weekly Top
30 on January 2, 1982, they came back the following week
with Weekly Music Magazine. Charlie Van Dyke hosted this
weekly 3-hour countdown of the Top 30 songs each week. It
ran from January 9, 1982 through December 25, 1982. The
last show being the Top 60 of 1982. We have quite a few
of these and are looking to complete the collection.
Opus Year End Countdowns (1971-1981)
Toby Arnold and Associates / TM Century produced Top 100
year end programs distributed to stations. We have 1972
through 1981 and are looking for the mysterious 1971 offering.
Larry McKay hosted several of the early countdowns and Charlie
Van Dyke took on the duties for 1978-1981.
Beatles - The Days of Their Lives (1981)
This 30 hour program chronicles every Beatles Parlophone
release (LP, single, EP) in chronological order and features
a ton of interviews and other features. We have remastered
History of Rock and Roll (1969, 1978,
Depending upon who you talk to, the History of Rock and
Roll means different shows to different people. We have
copies of the KHJ-Los Angeles and WOR-New York 48-hour versions
from 1969. We have copies of the 1978 Drake-Chenault program
and a pristine copy of the 1981 Drake-Chenault 52-hour version.
National Music Survey (1981-1983)
How You Can Help!
We are always looking to add to our collection of the above
p.s. Be looking for a special montage to be added soon!!