As long as I remember this special daily feature started back in 1991, it's true that VOA Europe Network was using just one of them and played it in the last hour of the show on weekends. There were different CBH for each format as I have some shows from the same date and the selection of songs was not the same, but sometimes one or two songs could have been the same. And yes, when AT40 came back with Casey in March of 1998 the first two hits for Monday and Tuesday were at the end of disc one, the other two for Wednesday and Thursday were at the end of disc two and the fifth one for Friday was at the end of disc three or hour three. There were just two promos of the show at the end of the disc four there.
I remember still hearing America's Top Hits in early 2004 during AT20 Hot AC show on Kaufradio, Berlin, Germany - have recordings of some shows off-air from that time. Then I guess it stopped for good probably with the transformation of the AC show from AT20 into American Top 10 - thus it seems this daily feature either run as Casey's biggest hits from 1991 til 1997 or as America's Top Hits from 1998 til 2004 was produced for some 13 years in a row.
Post by top40collector on Jul 10, 2015 4:21:28 GMT -5
Last show I have on original CD of American Top Hits (5 songs) was for the week of December 5, 2008. This was the last production one when I brought them weekly from a seller directly on a regular basis since Spring 2004 and by winning some of them before that time. I was a devoted Casey Kasem DJ fan since Spring 1971 and still am. Timeline: There was no boards at the time. I didn't become a member during this time because I didn't know. The no trading, copying, giving away, or selling on this board was added June 4, 2014.
I first heard Casey's Biggest Hits in the summer of 1990 on KULF 94.1 Brenham, Texas. At that point, every song played was a #1 hit from "x years ago this week" but later on they started playing non-#1's and changed it to "one of the biggest hits..." A couple of the first ones I remember hearing were Invisible Touch and Eye of the Tiger.
There were two different things: one was a daily feature called Casey's Biggest Hits or later on America's Top Hits since 1998. This was one song per workday and it was always introduced by a story tied with that song. There were different biggest hits ot top hits for different formats CHR/Pop, Hot AC and AC.
The second thing were the extra songs from the past played as a part of the shows, in the 90's they were first mostly big number ones from the 80's and 90's, with big hits from the 70's mostly on AC version of Casey's shows.
As later on in the 2000's these extras were a major part of both HAC and AC shows, it had not that much sense to produce extra daily features, but I'm not quite sure when they stopped maybe it was also due to Casey having difficulty to speak later on. He therefore started to talk less on Hot AC show in June 2008.
Similarly, due to mentioning the past years when introing and outroing the extras in the shows, Casey stopped mentioning the year of the Long Distance Dedication songs to avoid too many year-mentions on the shows.