What can I say...clearly, they have the best "current" production countdown staff in the business. The Remix show is totally amazing and ground breaking. Think about it, 20 plus years in the national countdown business that's incredible. But, Hollywood is interested in other ventures and wants to spend more time with his family. Lots of air talent (radio/TV) are looking to retire in today's environment.
Could these shows be saved? Yes, if Premiere Network/iHeartRadio had a strong interest in weekend programming and would have accepted the proposal on the table.
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Post by OldSchoolAT40Fan on Aug 11, 2021 10:19:49 GMT -5
So, what occurred during the closing credits of Sean's final countdowns? I would have expected a similar situation as with Casey's final countdowns in 2009 - just going out with the usual signoff, and then the standard closing theme as usual.
I always thought "Happy Trails" was heard on the closing credits on Shadoe's final AT40 because it was used in the 1989 finale of "Hollywood Squares" in which Shadoe served as the announcer?
I guess the only way to know fully what occurred is to hear it yourself and make a evaluation through your own eyes and ears. Through the entire run of the show, Casey Kasem was referenced on several times. If you listened to show on a regular basis, you never fully knew why until the final credits play. Being that this an AT40 site most members don't know the connection and it would come as a surprise to them. Let's hope that everyone who worked on the show finds gainful radio employment of their wishes.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2021 22:54:54 GMT -5 by hothitzdj
It's similar to what Guy Aoki did after he left AT40. He went on to be the producer for Dick Clark. The producer left Casey Kasem to be join this show as Hollywood said perfectly, "we were a show of hope and dreams, changes and ideas that rose to number one in very short amount of time and that could have not been done without the producer and writing skills (of the producer). I have been in radio for 45 years and she's the number one producer and writer I ever had a chance or pleasure of working with." Think about this...while AT40 has a staff at least 8 people or more. It was basically 3 people that put together this one. And yes, there's some bitterness of how it all ended but handled very professional on the last broadcast.