Post by Caseyfan4everRyanfanNever on Nov 21, 2008 21:16:37 GMT -5
I remember hearing Casey's Top 40 on FM 100 in Memphis from 1989 to 1992 while a competing station (98.1) picked up American Top 40 (which FM 100 had broadcast from the late 1970s until early 1989). At some point in 1992, FM100 replaced Casey's Top 40 with Rick Dees and 98. 1 changed formats and dropped AT40 in 1991. By 1996, WHBQ 107.5 was carrying Casey's Top 40 and continued to do so until Casey left-and then switched over to American Top 40. They have been broadcasting AT40 ever since.
FM100 dropped Rick Dees in 2001 and started broadcasting American Top 20 (HAC) until 2006, when they brought in Dees's HAC show, which continues to broadcast to this day.
Scott,during the 70's the original "AT40" aired on these two NYC stations:WPIX-FM (1971-1978)-It ran from 10:00AM-1:00 PM on Sundays-After WPIX dropped "AT40" in the spring of 1978,WXLO-FM aka 99X initially ran "AT40" from 9AM-12 PM on Sundays-Once the show expanded to four hours in October 1978,it ran from 9:00AM-1:00 PM on Sundays-In 1979,there was an encore presentation of "AT40" on Sunday nights-However,I can't remember the specific time slot.
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In the Nations Capital, CT40 debued on opening weekend, Janurary '89, where it stayed until a format change in feburary 1992 (105 WAVA). It did not affect Shadoe Stevens as Shadoe was on Q107 at the time, where he stayed until they flipped to mix in Aug '90. Perimeter stations? I believe B104 in Baltimore switched directly from Shadoe to Casey until B104s demise in mid '91. CT40 was very briefly on 98.3 Star FM of Southern Maryland latter 1/2 of '91. I believe also in '91 CT40 was carried on 96.7 WQCM out of Hagerstown MD up until the end of 1992. Q94 in Richmond VA, also switched directly from Shadoe to Casey and Carried Casey continuously until Ryan Seacrest took over in '04 an even still carries AT40 today. I don't know when but probably in 1992, maybe earlier, Mix-106.3 of Easton MD (The eastern shore) picked up CT40 and carried it at least thru 1993, most likely cancelled it somewhere in '94 as I know by '95 it was gone. CT40 was also heared throughout 1994 only on Z104 (Frederick, MD) which sort of could be considered a 'dc' station, since they were not allowed to air Rick Dees or Casey as long as a DC station was carrying the show (Z104 was filed away on a shelf in 1995). Parts of their former signal covered some dc suburbs. It wasn't until '96 when Z104 was reborn that it truely became a Washington dc station. And they decided to go w/ Rick Dees in '97.
I remember Casey's Top 40 on WAVA in 1989-90, but didn't know that it ran all the way until they changed formats in February 1992. Meanwhile, Q107/Mix 107 continued to run AT40 (with Shadoe Stevens) until August 1991 (a year after the change to the more Hot AC-ish "Mix" format.) Being the Billboard chart geek that I was, I stuck with Shadoe's AT40 because the chart was consistent (this was before Billboard/AT40's late 1991 chart shift.) Almost every Sunday night or morning I wrote the Top 40 down!
I guess I never found when Casey was on before the demise of the Top 40 WAVA; in any event I had no regular access to a Top 40 countdown until I entered college in Roanoke, VA in 1993, where K92 ran (and still runs) Rick Dees. Occasionally I would stumble upon one of the stations mentioned, but the signals and scheduling were too erratic to be of much use.
I'm pretty sure CT40 continued on WAVA till the end in Feb '92. They also continued to run WW1's show "American Dance Trax". I was NOT aware that Mix107 continued w/ AT40 though, weird. As for K92 Roanoke, I know they aired CT40 on Sunday mornings. At least in 1996 for sure. I used to force my gf @vatech to tape the show for me Actually, she volunteered. She didn't like me driving down to Richmond to tape the show myself off Q94.
As for Caseys other shows. I can't recall when they started but I've heard Casey's AT20, an likely Caseys Hot 20 on WINC fm in Winchester for years, as well as being on B101.5 WBQB in Fredericksburg. AT20's A.C show has been on WASH fm in DC for about a decade. Again, don't remember when it started on WASH but I can confirm it was there at the beginning of this decade, as WASH fm also aired AT40 "Flashback" in '01 an '02. And continues to air AT-10 today, at 4-7pm sunday.
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WVIC 95 FM here in Lansing, MI aired CT40 from I'm guessing the beginning in '89 (Don't know for sure since I was only 2 at the time LOL) up until they flipped to country in '95 (stupid decision IMO, as country only lasted a few months there). They switched from AT40, which they aired virtually since the beginning. At least during the last year or so as a CHR when I was a real hardcore listener, WVIC aired it Sunday Mornings from about 10am to 2pm. They also aired Rick Dees WT40 Sunday Nights from 7-11pm. After WVIC flipped, CT40 moved to Z101.7, which just flipped from country to CHR (and a crappy one at that), where it aired all the way through to the return of AT40, which they stuck with for a few years before switching to WT40. No countdowns air locally right now, though I believe WJIM (our current CHR) at least aired Ryan's AT40 for awhile.
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[quote author=shadster board=ww1 thread=12 post=13352 time=1242595539 I'm pretty sure CT40 continued on WAVA till the end in Feb '92. They also continued to run WW1's show "American Dance Trax". I was NOT aware that Mix107 continued w/ AT40 though, weird. As for K92 Roanoke, I know they aired CT40 on Sunday mornings. At least in 1996 for sure. I used to force my gf @vatech to tape the show for me Actually, she volunteered. She didn't like me driving down to Richmond to tape the show myself off Q94. [/quote]
Indeed, you've reminded me that in the mid-90s I remember K92 airing two countdowns on Sundays; Casey's Top 40 in the morning and Rick Dees in the evening. Being in college at the time and sleeping late on many Sundays meant I heard Rick more often.
Interesting what adrian says about CT40 in Dartmouth, NS.
The station went from a easy listening/music of your life type format, into top 40 in 1987, around 1990-91 they started carryiing CT40, but only for 1-2 years. this, by the way, is the ONLY period that casey kasem has been heard in the Halifax/Dartmouth market. AT40 with casey was never in the biggest city in Nova Scotia, but in the towns of bridgewater (CKBW) and new glasgow (CKEC). AT40 with Ryan is now heard in halifax on Z103.5, and CKEC in the old AT40 with casey slot, saturday's 2-6 pm.
but I digress....
CT40 was fed via satellite to affiliates in canada, without the national commericals. stations would have to tape it weekly. the satellite distributor would do a master set of tapes, dubbed from the vinyl.
I used to tape it myself when there was a studio free at the station I was working for. we didn't carry it, but had access to the feed.
In my hometown of Savannah, GA, "Casey's Top 40" was on WZAT (Z-102) when it started from Jan. '89-Aug. '90 from 6-10 pm Sundays. They had AT40 with Shadoe on Sundays from 9am-1pm and Scott Shannon's Top 30 show on Sundays 10pm-1am which they also dropped in Aug. '90. WHTK (99.7) had "Casey's Top 40" from Jan. '91-April '92 on Sundays from 8am-noon. Z-102 moved AT40 up to 8am-noon on Sundays in Sept. '90 until they picked up "Casey's Top 40" again in Aug. '92 which was on AT40's old time slot on Sundays from 8am-noon and AT40 was moved to Sunday nights from 8pm-midnight until Z-102 dropped it in Aug. '93. "Casey's Top 40" stayed on WZAT until Aug. '94 then Casey was on WAEV (Mix 97.3) the following Oct. with "Casey's Countdown" then "Casey's Hot 20" when it premiered in Nov. '94 until Casey left WW1. WAEV had AT20 Hot AC when Casey started that show then switched to AT40 in Sept. 2001, 3 months before they became Top 40 "97-3 Kiss FM". They still have AT40 with Ryan Seacrest on Sunday mornings from 8am-noon.
And I was in countdown heaven when WMCD (FM 100) in nearby Statesboro, GA carried 4 countdown shows on Sundays from July '89-June '93. AT40 with Shadoe was on from 8am-noon (until Sept. '90 when it moved to 7pm-11pm), "Casey's Top 40" from 12pm-4pm, Scott Shannon's Top 30 countdown from 4pm-7pm (until Adam Curry's Top 30 Hitlist was on that time slot in April '92) and Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 from 7pm-11pm (until it was moved to 8am-noon in Sept. '90).
Thanks for the memory jolt, bandit73. Yes, the Anderson station carrying CC in the mid-90s was WXXP or Experience 98, as they called their station. And I also loved Power 94.5 when it was a rock-leaning CHR station. Wasn't too happy when they flipped to AC.
From what I could piece together, WENS was an AC station but was AT40's affiliate for the Indy market during the 80s and also carried CT40 during the first couple of years or so. Never really understood why they broadcast the show (WZPL would've been a more logical choice), and as ulij20 mentioned, they could've picked up CC when it debut in 1992 but never did. So for a period of time, Casey was not heard on any Indianapolis station until WENS picked CH20 in 1996, which coincidentally was also when the station was evolving into an HAC format.
Now that I'm in Atlanta, I did some research on Casey airing in this market and found out that Power 99 (WAPW) aired CT40 from 1989 through 1992 before they flipped to Alternative. Star 94 (WSTR) broadcast it between 1993-5 before they dropped it in favor of Rick Dees Weekly Top 40. CH20 or CC was not heard in this market.