WKFY (and WABC charts)

Jibguy@aol.com Jibguy@aol.com
Thu Aug 22 01:34:00 EDT 2013

In a message dated 8/22/2013 1:25:24 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
wollman@bimajority.org writes:

>  WJIB/WJTO play #'s 2, 3, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 20, 21 and 43.   
>  (WHY there is a "43" on this list of 28 songs, I don't know).

I'm  betting that 43 and 53 on that survey were "hitbound" or
"chartbound"  singles -- songs that weren't on the charts but were
being heavily promoted  for some reason.  (But what do I know, I wasn't
even a twinkle in my  mother's eye!)  Note that the following week goes
21-25-27-28-30 and  then has a "Hot Prospect".  (And what a prospect  it

I have most of the WABC charts from that era, and the number of songs on  
each of them ranged from 28 to 38, but never up to 40.   Maybe those  40's 
and 50's numbers were internally used, meaning that WABC's research  included 
up to 60 songs on the Hot 100, but no more than 38 of them were ever  
printed on the sheets they sent out to the public, via the NYC-area record  stores.

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