Post by mellongraig on Jun 26, 2021 11:02:00 GMT -5
No show this week? I guess with it being the last Saturday of June, WSM-AM probably has a tradition of broadcasting something special that's important to them, and it happens to be Trash and Treasures day. Maybe next week the Countdown Classics will return, but we'll see...
Post by mellongraig on Jul 3, 2021 10:05:11 GMT -5
CT40 is back on WSM-AM, this week they're playing the chart from 8/19/2006, where it was the first week where Radio & Records used Billboard/Nielsen BDS to provide chart data. To avoid the costly fee, this show continued to use Mediabase 24/7 and still does to this day.
Just went through and edited my recording. This is a rare instance where you can hear Bob Kingsley's voice, both at the very beginning of the show, and at the show's closing. Rex Allen guest-hosted the "Songs Of The American West" special (Don Bowman was the regular host back then), which originally aired on the Bicentennial weekend of 7/3/1976. Really cool and fascinating to hear.
Post by mellongraig on Jul 7, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Notice there were a few album cuts as extras on the show, it seemed like ACC was kind of doing their sneek peek in some cases for future hits as singles. Other times during 3 hour shows they'd put an oldie extra if there was time.
Great show. Lots of great memories of this time in country music. What a sweet Top 16 :-) Gilley had two songs in the Top 16. 1-George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today (+1) 2-Charley Pride - You Win Again (+3) 3-John Conlee - Friday Night Blues (+3) 4-Mel Tillis - Your Body Is An Outlaw (-1) 5-Mickey Gilley - True Love Ways (+3) 6-Willie Nelson - Midnight Rider (+1) 7-Merle Haggard & Clint Eastwood - Bar Room Buddies (+2) 8-The Oak Ridge Boys - Trying To Love Two Women (-7) 9-The Bellamy Brothers - Dancin' Cowboys (+3) 10-Crystal Gayle - The Blue Side (+3) 11-Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn - It's True Love (+4) 12-Waylon Jennings - Clyde (+7) 13-Hank Williams Jr. - Kaw-Liga (+5) 14-Alabama - Tennessee River (+3) 15-Cristy Lane - One Day At A Time (-11) 16-Mickey Gilley - Stand By Me (+6)
Post by mellongraig on Jul 10, 2021 10:16:00 GMT -5
This week, WSM-AM is playing the chart from 8/26/2006, and even in 2006 Bob Kingsley's delivery countdown wise was really good, like the days of ACC weren't finished with him just yet when the delivery was at its peak there during the 4-hour era.
Post by mellongraig on Jul 14, 2021 18:29:50 GMT -5
KFYZ hasn't done a 4-hour show in quite some time, until now, this week is from 7/12/1986. You can tell once they went to 4 hours they added a lot of cool new features, like extras, the ACC archives at the end of each hour (at that time was the 70s), and the ACC Calendar.
Post by OnWithTheCountdown on Jul 21, 2021 19:17:17 GMT -5
Thank you, mellongraig. And, yes, that'd be correct on the jingle changes (debuted 7/22/1978). Still unclear on the 1982 change date, as I don't have many shows from that year (although I own all the year-ends).