How the times have changed...

Shawn Mamros mamros@MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 1 10:32:07 EDT 2005

>Last week, when I met up with some folks on a trip to D.C., someone gave me a
>couple copies of old American Top 40 shows with Casey Kasem from 1984 and 1985.
>It was remarkable the breadth of music that hit the charts then-- I was
>astonished by some of the stuff I heard.

I suspect if you were to look at a Billboard chart today, you'd easily
see just as much, if not more, variety in the top 40 as what was in the
charts 20 years ago.  The only difference is, you won't find a single
radio station that plays all of today's top 40.  The lines between
different genres and radio formats are just too strongly drawn these

-Shawn Mamros
E-mail to: mamros -at- mit dot edu

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