Post by at40petebattistini on Jul 15, 2009 5:59:38 GMT -5
Although AT40 used Billboard during it's classic years, it was a guy with a "Cashbox" who also needs to be recognized. According to Rob's book, the summer of 1972 was a pivotal time for AT40 -- keep the show alive or pull the plug? We certainly wouldn't be here today discussing the program if it had gone off the air barely two years after it began.
So thanks to the money guy -- Tom Driscoll -- for financial support of AT40.
Post by at40petebattistini on Feb 10, 2019 19:40:28 GMT -5
Here is a sizable list of individuals who have been a part of the show's production and overall success, then and now. It's not nearly complete but I believe most who've had the greatest impact are included.
Tom Rounds, Ron Jacobs, Tom Driscoll, Don Bustany, Cap’n Billy Hergonson, David Freese, Earl Jive, Ben Marichal, Nikki Wine, Stew Hillner, Alan Kaltman, Sandy Stert-Benjamin, Peter Skye, Scott Paton, Matt Wilson, Johnny Biggs, Steve Buth, Brian Heimerl, Tom Kratochvil, Gary Landis, Ron Shapiro, Jeff Leonard, Janis Hahn, Lynn Meriweather, Allen Goldblatt, Darryl Morden, Dana Schwarzwalter, Ranais Jeanne Hill, Paul Liebeskind, Stu Jacobs, Anne Strohecker, Morris Sindell, Guy Aoki, Shannon Lynn, Ken Martin, Rob Durkee, Scott Lakefield, Lorre Crimi, Merrill Shindler, Elizabeth Rollins, Jay Goldsworthy, Elaine Stieglitz, Paul Colberg, Mike Williams, Michael Sullivan, David Cohen, John Musgraves, Bill Stroum, Toby James Petty, Ray Hernandez, Michael Cooper, Sal Cocio, Kerri Kasem, Gonzalo Venecia, Michael Cross, Mike Savage, Khalilah Dawkins, Dade Nunez, Larry Morgan, and of course, Casey Kasem.