Fwd: Original American Top 40's demise
Sat Dec 13 12:18:54 EST 2003
Matthew's getting bounce backs and wanted me to post
--- Matthew Osborne <email@example.com> wrote:
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 11:57:28 -0800 (PST)
> From: Matthew Osborne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Original American Top 40's demise
> To: Cooper Fox <email@example.com>,
> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 02:52:26 -0800 Cooper Fox
> > Whatever happened to Shadow Steven's countdown?
> To the best of my knowledge, around 1992 or so that
> version of (the original ABC syndicated) American
> 40 started losing affiliates BIG TIME to Rick Dees
> Casey's Top 40. This trend kept up for the next
> couple of years, and in 1994 ABC Watermark pulled
> plug on the show when it bought the rights to
> syndicate the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 from CD Media.
> AT40 remained in production though, because many
> foreign stations were still carrying it until
> 1995, when those foreign contracts finally expired
> all production of the show stopped. If anyone else
> has a more accurate story of how this all shook out
> please feel free to post it, but to the best of my
> knowledge that is how the original American Top 40
> its demise.
> Matt Osborne
> Poughkeepsie, NY
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