I'm going to assume Casey's year end best of the year countdowns are not based on the Billboard charts, as they've been differing from what I've been following in the old Billboard magazines. 1982 is on now, and it's different from what's on the Billboard top pop singles chart.
Has the iHeart channel switched to 80's only? (Or just a fluke for me?) Every time I turn it on, it's been an 80's show.. anyone know?
They are now running one 70s show for every three 80s shows.
For a long time - ever since the channel started, I believe, they would alternate 70s and 80s shows. Then, they'd play one 70s show and two 80s shows. Soon after that, it was the current one 70s show and then three 80s shows, giving us the reason to believe that they were in the process of phasing out 70s shows - only they've been doing it this way for about a half a year, if not more (I don't remember exactly when the changes were made), so maybe this is how they're going to do it from now on - not sure.
EDIT: Looking at the past few pages on this thread, it seems that the 3:1 thing has been going on for over a year now! Time sure flies when you're having fun, huh?
Right now they are playing 8/31/1985, a show they just aired five days ago.
That show is actually in the rotation twice - once with voice-overs by Ed McMann and the other with Larry Morgan.
My only gripe about the channel, other than several instances of placing two shows from the same year in close proximity of each other (most notably the two May, 1988 shows) is the how the second halves of the year-enders are in the regular rotation. Since we hear several marathons throughout the year of those shows - in full, no less - it would make sense to take those out and replace those with a few more regular weekly shows. Other than that...
My only gripe about the channel, other than several instances of placing two shows from the same year in close proximity of each other (most notably the two May 1988 shows) is the how the second halves of the year-enders are in the regular rotation. Since we hear several marathons throughout the year of those shows - in full, no less - it would make sense to take those out and replace those with a few more regular weekly shows. Other than that...
They've played (at least) three of them in less than 24 hours: 1978 around 6:30 PM ET followed by 1987 and now 1985 (currently at #34).
ETA (6:18 PM ET): They've just started the 1977 year-ender.
They just got done playing 1/18/1986 and are now playing...1/18/1986. I'm guessing the Top 100 weekend marathon messed things up a bit since the last time they played it a different show came on afterward.
ETA: After playing Sex As a Weapon (#28), they switched to the 1/19/1980 show starting with An American Dream (#29).
Almost three days later, it's still all goofed up. This comment on the station page on iHeartRadio best explains what's been going on:
They will start a show at the normal time, but this show only plays until number 28 or so. Then they pick up the show that is supposed to come on in the next slot at around the same number and play it all the way to number 1. Then the show that was just on has its beginning played when it was supposed to, then only plays until number 28 or so. So we are hearing the whole countdown, but from 28 - 1, then 40 - 29 (give or take a number).
Right now they're airing one of the shows that's going on be on next week (6/5/1982).
^It was followed up with the other 80's show that's going to be on next week (6/11/1988).
Yeah, I heard that show several times in the past few years (one of those times I remember was when I was working at one of our branch libraries while it was closed all day - and I believe I heard part of the 1982 show as well two shows before). Since next week could be a little busy, the 1988 show is the one lowest on the priority list. The highest one, of course, is the 1976 show since it's "brand-new" - one of few unaired shows left (Due to the fact that I believe a post of mine that I made yesterday containing the number of new shows left was deleted, I won't say how many). Now come on - donut try to goad me into posting it here - no sense "egg"-ing me on, LOL! Anyway, as for the 1982 show - well, I'll be hearing it anyway on WWIS, which plays the show before the official start of the weekend. That one has several of my personal faves on it anyway.