Post by Scott Lakefield on May 17, 2007 11:47:52 GMT -5
Next weekend's (5/26-27/07) edition of "AT40: The 80s" will feature the program from 5/18/85. That makes for the second show featured from 1985, even though 1981 and 1988 have not been featured as yet.
Post by Mark Johnson on Jun 25, 2007 12:39:32 GMT -5
You can add Cool 105.7 KOKZ to the list of stations carrying AT40: The 80's. ;D This was the same station that carried it when I was growing up. They play it from 8am-noon on Sundays. They also play the 70's show from 9am-noon on Saturdays.
WRVF had a problem with airing the 07/07/07 airing of "American Top 40 the 80's." WRVF did not air the "Giants of Rock and Roll" special. Instead they replayed 4/21/07 show which was the orginal broadcast of 4/19/86.
WRVF claims they are a "family friendly" station. I'll bet when they saw Pink Floyd-We Don't Need an Education at #40 on the cue sheet, I'm sure the PD pulled that show off and placed a previous aired show. Gee, I'll bet when AT40 the 80s has George Michael "I want your sex" WRVF will have to prempt this again. I'll bet AT40 the 80s will eventually be dropped from WRVF, since this won't fit their "family friendly" format.
Being from northwest Ohio growing, I can remember when WRVF was WLQR, and when the change was made in 1995 it worked. WRVF has consistently been #2 or 3 in the ratings for years (the station at #1 has been dominant for decades!).
Back in 2004 the station picked up AT10 a few months after Casey left AT40, which the local top-40 station carried for years.
MEF's point is valid! Why would a AC station airing AT10 suddenly switch to AT40 the 80's when some of the songs during this era were controversial and do not fit the format of the station?
I remember reading where this was one of AT40's challenges in the early days. There were songs in the 40 (mostly by James Brown) that were not compatible with the affiliate station's format and it caused the program directors fits!