Casey's Top 40 disappearing from large markets Nov 1, 2022 20:42:13 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by woolebull on Nov 1, 2022 20:42:13 GMT -5
Unless a CT40 or a later AT40 (second run) reveals otherwise, my bet would be that when Casey originally left in 1988, he never returned to Norfolk - not unless it was via either of the AC shows. WGH appears to have stayed on AT40 with Shadoe, possibly up until they flipped Country.
Looks like (per the 80s book) K92 lost AT40 in 1983, originally to WROV (AM 1240), who had it through 1985. There's possibly a gap in 86, then WSLQ signs on with them on 5/23/87.
From there, Q99 stayed on at least through 1989 (Shadoe reads them on 12/2), possibly/probably longer, though how much so I wouldn't know.
mkarns: From a K92 standpoint, they never aired AT again (at least the original and Shadoe). They had Dees, Shannon, Countdown America (Leader), and Ingram all at some point however Dees was pretty much on from at least fall of 1984 way into the next decade (at least through 97). They also played CT from the first episode until at least the fall of 1996. By 1990 their Saturday and Sunday nights also had, "Open House Party". I could be wrong but I think OHP stayed on until quote possibly the end of the show in 2012.
Q99 played AT until at least 1991. I don't remember it after that because I was up in Q101 land for school.
I don't remember AT after fall of 1991 in Harrisonburg at all. Dees was the staple there. However they played the HAC version starting in 1994 (shadster to your point about AT 20: Q101 was trending HAC for quite a while before 2000). It would be wild driving back to school and hear Dees through Roanoke and near Staunton as K92 was going out, turn it to Q101 where Dees was playing but it was a totally different countdown.
As far as Abingdon, CT was on at least through summer 1996 because I was in Abingdon and heard Casey introing "Ebony and Ivory". I am not sure if it was a R and D or Casey's Biggest Hits. I believe that station carries AT 40 now.