Post by Caseyfan4everRyanfanNever on Sept 29, 2007 12:39:18 GMT -5
I remember that I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard that AT40 shows were going to be rebroadcast, thinking beforehand that they never would see the light of day again. So, if that happened, then we cannot rule out the possibility of CT40 being rebroadcast at some point in the future. I guess it all depends upon whether WW1 or whoever currently owns the rights to CT40 chooses to do so and, if they do, when.
There's another reason, and while I hate it's the case I have grown to at least understand it. The show doesn't exist any longer, and because it was named after the host (something I always thought was a stupid idea for the shows longevity after Casey Kasem was done hosting it) it could wind up confusing people since many never paid attention to the fact that there was a show other than American Top 40 that he has hosted. Not to mention, Premiere has gone out of their way to give the impression Casey Kasem ALWAYS hosted American Top 40 and never relinquished it's hosting duties until Ryan Seacrest took over. So, unless Premiere can somehow insert the name American Top 40 into the shows over the top of the Casey's Top 40 references Casey made during the shows to where it sounded natural, or are able to eliminate them all from each show which I find highly unlikely they could really do, I don't see the show returning. And even if they DID decide to go through the trouble, how many stations would really pick the show up to run? I just don't see the interest being there which makes doing either of the ideas I suggested almost a waste of time. Their best bet if they wanted to release a 90's countdown would be acquire the rights to Dees's 90's shows which weren't bad. That would probably give them fewer headaches than any other option.
Last Edit: Oct 1, 2007 15:13:18 GMT -5 by pzimm7700
Well, the fact is, and I agree with Paul on that one, that during mid 90's Rick Dees WT40 was affiliatewise (all around the world) the strongest show around (whether we like it or not). Which led ABC to choose to "shut down" AT40 the first time in 1995 and stick with Rick Dees.
But, personally, I don't see Rick Dees show getting into the "classics"...
Eventually, we'll see whether any of us was right...
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Although, as stated around here, WW1 destroyed all the masters, so some of the shows will be hard to get, for any kind of restoration.
Honestly? Why would they do such a thing? I've wondered about this for years. Even if they don't make it to terrestrial radio, let's see what XM could do with the shows. Somebody has collected the original broadcast CD's over the years.
Post by nickle98499 on Oct 25, 2007 15:43:34 GMT -5
Frankly, I would like to hear Casey's Top 40 on XM, growing up in the 1990's that was probably the first version of Casey Kasem's countdown shows I ever heard although the original AT40 was still going when I was born in 1984. Also, I noticed something interesting the other day related to Casey's Top 40, US Country XM 17 was rerunning an old version of Country Countdown USA from 1994 this past Sunday afternoon and at the end of the show the host mentioned that the show was syndicated by Westwood One. I know that XM is doing this because October is Country Music Month, but if XM can rerun one old Westwood One countdown show then how come they can't run any of Casey Kasem's Westwood One shows.
Because the masters were apparently destroyed and I doubt WW1 at this time wants to give free advertisement for the competitions host. Remember, he didn't leave WW1 on good terms as their were lawsuits filed, and injunctions attempted to keep AT40 from relaunching in 1998.
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2007 17:22:07 GMT -5 by pzimm7700
Post by Scott Lakefield on Oct 26, 2007 9:51:37 GMT -5
True, WESTWOOD ONE destroyed their copies of the masters. But thanks to guys like us, and the talents of Shannon Lynn, there are pristine copies of most, if not all, of the CT40 broadcasts available. My guess is that we'd be most likely to hear these on the 90s channel on XM. Hey, we can dream, right?
On an interesting side note...WOR (where I work) recently started carrying Dennis Miller's talk show. The show is syndicated by Westwood One. At the beginning of the show, there's a little "radio history montage" and as part of that montage you hear Casey saying "Hi, this is Casey Kasem." So, WW1 hasn't cut off all reference to Casey. (And I would bet that sound bite came from the top of an old CT40 promo.)