For some reason, I had a recollection of this yesterday.
On January 17, 1994 there was a massive earthquake in California. It was either that weekend or the next I was visiting in Jacksonville and turned on the radio at 7am expecting to hear Casey's Top 40. Instead, a song played, then another, then another. By now, it was 7:15 and a DJ came on and gave the rundown of who was coming on next. I began to become concerned they had dropped the show so I called. It turns out, they told me that because of the earthquake the show did not get out in the mail that week and it wouldn't air. On another station you could pick up, 99.9 Kiss FM in Daytona apparently still had the previous weeks show and reran it.
My questions are, do any of you remember this particular week and what your local affiliates did? Was there even a recording of the show at all? Was there any other occasions when this type of situation ever recorded that there was such a massive event the show did not get out from California?
The show is available. www.oldradioshows.com/ct40/012294ct40.pdf I'm sure I either didnt notice or wasnt listening that week. I only occasionaly caught CT40 in '94. It has happened before, although I don't think it was ever due to some major event like a earthquake. The only instance I can recall was the year end show of 2003; Part II of the show did not make it to a LOT of stations. It did make it to some but I think more than 50% did not receive it, my nearest affiliate included. To this day, I've still never heard part II of Caseys last year ender. No reason was ever given as to why... You can actually read 'posts' about it on pulsemusic.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=pop&action=display&thread=4482 from back then in early 2004. Maybe even on this site..*shrug*.
edit: it appears this site did a major redesign at the begginning of '04. I can't find any posts from '03 here.
Last Edit: Sept 6, 2010 13:23:40 GMT -5 by shadster
Yeah, the shows that aired the weekend after 9/11/01 were relative rarities for the eastern US, since domestic flights were shut down for several days resulting in mail/shipping delays. WFLZ in Tampa ended up re-airing the previous week's AT40.
Although I don't recall my local station missing Casey's Top 40 in early 1994, not long afterward, Casey did a story on Michael Bolton being awoken by the earthquake after performing in L.A. that evening. The song was "Said I Loved You...But I Lied."
The Sylmar Quake (6.6 magnitude) was on Feb. 9, 1971, so it's possible that the show recorded around that time was also delayed to stations.
Last Edit: Dec 23, 2011 1:47:25 GMT -5 by johnnywest
Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Dec 23, 2011 17:09:19 GMT -5
The 9/15/2001 broadcast of AT40 didn't air on OZ-FM in Newfoundland that weekend, thanks to the 9/11 attacks. They aired a replay of the 9/8/2001 broadcast instead - with the tribute to Aaliyah, who was killed in a plane crash 2 weeks beforehand.
I guess whoever got to record the 9/15/2001 broadcast probably has a collector's item for sure. And I think Michael Jackson's "You Rock My World" debuted that same week as well. The following week, AT40 did some LDD's related to the 9/11 attacks, including "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders and "We Are The World".
At least Aaliyah didn't have to witness the horror on that horrific Tuesday in September 2001. But still, her death was pretty sad.