Saturday, 4 July 2020

american top 40

On this day in 1970, the ABC Radio Network first broadcasted its three-hour block of syndicated programming hosted by radio personality and music historian Casey Kasem (*1932 – †2014), counting down the top of the domestic charts according to Billboard magazine.  Also a veteran voice-actor, Kasem also played the role of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise throughout most of the incarnations of the characters. The show’s format—which included trivia, predictions, dedications and letters from listeners—was exported around the world and launching several spin-off ranking shows, a version of the Top 40 is still airing today.