Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Feb 28, 2014 20:52:16 GMT -5
I am playing Part 1 just now, and I discovered that one of the six debuts that weekend was the remake of "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me". I do have a confession to make regarding that song, though. I do admit that I did a lip-sync performance of such song in April 1992, and my performance received a standing ovation.
I did have the full lip-sync concert on VHS, but sometime after 1995, in the wake of an unfortunate event, I erased the lip-sync performance by recording regular TV shows over such performance due to such concert being an "unfortunate reminder".
And by the way, the weekend that this CT40 episode aired was the same weekend I turned 19. However, the only gripe I had about CT40 during much of the 1990s was the "Request and Dedication" intro cue. I had no problem with the LDD intro cue from the second run of AT40, though.
No. Same basic melody but one was in a higher key than the other.
Ah, gotcha. Still always found it weird that they stuck with the "Casey's Top 40" melody rather than coming up with something to match the "American Top 40" melody, but I guess they were going for familiarity.
I am referring to the GSN message board which was taken down and I don't think is back yet. There were a couple of people there who were extreme game show fanboys. If you said anything negative about a newer show then you were an "older is better" fuddy duddy. If you dared say old shows wouldn't bring ratings and certain newer things they tried (and usually didn't work) were to be expected and you had no problem with it even if it wasn't your cup of tea then you had contempt for all classic game shows. So, kind of like here just change out game shows for radio shows.
for an "audiophile disc" assuming this was transferred from vinyl for uploading, this quality is BRUTAL....can't listen to it...seems scoped too. I've converted you tube audio to mp3 before. It's not this bad.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2014 21:46:41 GMT -5 by snarfdude
All right, guys...let's clear up the mystery about the "Long Distance Dedications" and the "Request & Dedications." The reason for the "renaming" of the segment given to dedications is simple-ABC Radio (which had been bought out by Capital Cities at the time) owned the rights to Watermark and its programs, especially American Top 40 and American Country Countdown (at the time, hosted by Bob Kingsley), AND the contents of those shows. Therefore, when Casey set up Casey's Top 40 for rival Westwood One, he was advised NOT to use the familiar "Long Distance Dedication" trademark, and instead renamed his segment for the show the "R&Ds," or "Request & Dedications." ABC still had the right to use "Long Distance Dedications," but only on the AT40 now hosted by Shadoe Stevens. Casey wouldn't get the AT40 or LDD titles back until he got the trademark rights back in 1997, when ABC forfeited the titles back to him, after two years of not having AT40 on the air, and an agreement clause allowing Casey and Don Bustany to finally get the AT40 name back. But it would be another year before Casey and his team would be able to return AT40 and the LDDs to the air, when Casey left Westwood One after they declined to rename CT40 back to the original name, and signed on with the AM/FM Network (which later merged with Premiere Radio Networks).