Post by dukelightning on Feb 10, 2012 7:33:13 GMT -5
I heard that too and thought the same thing. I guess Casey wanted to name bodies of water in each direction. Of course while AT40 had stations near the first 3 bodies of water he mentioned, they did not have any on the Arctic Ocean then or I am guessing ever....lol
Well, I guessed wrong. There was a station in Barrow, Alaska which is on the Arctic coast, in 1979 and the 80s.
Here's a vintage piece... "Every week, the whole world listens as we count down the 40 most popular songs in the USA. Outside our fifty states, AT40 is heard in 15 foreign cities circling the Earth, and most of the rest of the planet served by over 350 American Forces radio outlets."
This one was used in the February 19, 1972 program.
While I enjoyed most of Casey's tag lines, the one that always bugged me was "8 hits to #1"; after playing #9, when in reality it was 7 hits and then we reach #1. I always wondered if he ad libbed that outro or if it was written that way.
Perhaps a better way to have said that was 8 hits to go until the countdown wraps up (or something like that)
One of my other favorites was--now we're up to the story/song about...and he would continue with the in depth story about a band, song or some other important chart information. Although I thought sometimes the AT40 facts got a little ridiculous--and now we are up to a #1 song that becomes only the second #1 in chart history by a group made up all left handed people (or some other such nonsense) Comments like that seemed to increase once the show went to four hours and Casey was given more 'talk time' then he had on the three hour shows.
Of course, I am always grateful to listen to AT40, as it's a great snap shot of pop music from a certain week; sort of frozen in time.