IMPORTANT: Site Policy Regarding Show Sales/Trades Jul 22, 2014 20:29:10 GMT -5
Post by snarfdude on Jul 22, 2014 20:29:10 GMT -5
That was standard practice for any station airing the material, though I know some stations would give them away as prizes to the right caller, sell them off for charity at a reasonable price, or other things.
Seltech Satellite systems, when it was still around, was the distributor in Canada for Casey's Top 40 and WW one in general. It was fed via satellite every thursday afternoon, minus the US spots being edited out after dubbed to reel tape. I got a couple CT40 programs and a pile of other WW one shows on CD by knowing a guy who worked there. I also got tip offs on satellite feeds of shows. The station I worked for was cool at using the production studios to record if anyone else wasn't. I got a few CT40s that way.
The horror story was the actual program discs they had were often turned into coasters by cutting out the label from the record I was told.
Most of the people in radio had no idea as to the value. I got shows from a friendly PD in my province at the time. I got a more then a few of Charlie Van Dyke and one with Dave Roberts as fill ins that way. I also bought them out of the US from dealers through Goldmine Magazine who were selling them for $10-15 shortly after they aired. Look what they are now. The "Classic" reairings have certainly generated interest.
The first station I worked for ran Soundtrack Of The 60s for 3 1/2 of the 4 years. I have most of the shows from that time, as they never trashed them until I started to work there. Just loaded up the car. Even had contest forms, memos, and from another station, I got a nice demo folder with demo show, ad slicks and a quote of the cost of the show for that station. Not sure if they picked it up, as that was the only show I found, but still nice to stumble on when they cleared out the vinyl.
Pete Battistini is to be thanked as the main reason for the archive. Shannon was in the right place at the right time and his interest translated into the venture because he was the only one doing the shows and just as important, wanted to.