Post by Shannon Lynn on Dec 2, 2014 17:22:10 GMT -5
Thanks to assistance from those that were close to Casey and some fortuitous eBay finds, EVERY Casey's Top 40 has been accounted for with the exception of a single show, February 20, 1993. Even more frustrating is that we KNOW where that show is but the eBay winner has completed ignored texts, phone calls and email from Pete Battistini, Gonzalo Venecia, Scott Lakefield and me. I don't think I have ever encountered anyone who wouldn't at least say "no, not interested." No, this has been a flat out total disregard. It's amazing that in the "modern" age that one could be missing. It is and I will continue to pursue it lol!
Shannon, I'm sure that individual will be reached, eventually, at least I sincerely hope so. I know how sincere you are when it comes to making sure the entire Casey Kasem "catalogue" is complete, not just for yourself, but hopefully for all of us to hear one of these days thru Premiere and other forms. As I have said way too many times in so many places, you, Pete Battistini, and Rob Durkee are the trio that REALLY made sure to keep the faith, and help keep the legacy of Casey Kasem alive. I know that Scott Lakefield, Rob Dean, Jay and Pamela Jaye Ashworth, Bill Benjamin, and a few other folks share the same sentiment-and you mean the world to me in helping my passion for radio and good music reignite, much less helping to spur my efforts to help you and the gang, Shannon. I wish you good fortune, as always, and look forward to seeing you and I watch Casey get the respect he d**ned well deserves.
Post by Caseyfan4everRyanfanNever on Jan 1, 2015 18:13:47 GMT -5
When I posted R&D lists, a fan who must've had an off air copy would correct or fill in my list, one date was 2/20/93. Also heard of a fan who had a damaged copy of that show--know that this may not help but at least would suggest that the show is out there in places other than the elusive user Shannon refers to.
I'm surprised that a copy of it wasn't retained for archival purposes at the time of production (or was that not a common practice for radio programs then?).
When Casey up and left Westwood One to restart AT40, WW1 destroyed all of the master copies. All that has survived are what people have in their personal collections. Remarkably, that is all but one CT40, a huge chunk of CH20, and quite a bit of CC