The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Tops 40 Radio

The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Tops 40 Radio

by Ben Fong-Torres
     
 

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(Book). This lively blast from the past peels back the many layers of the Top 40 phenomenon: the DJs, fans, singles, jingles, dedications, contests, requests and more. The book features interviews with such renowned radio personalities and programmers as Casey Kasem, Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack, "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, Gary Owens and many others, and includes an… See more details below

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(Book). This lively blast from the past peels back the many layers of the Top 40 phenomenon: the DJs, fans, singles, jingles, dedications, contests, requests and more. The book features interviews with such renowned radio personalities and programmers as Casey Kasem, Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack, "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, Gary Owens and many others, and includes an exclusive CD with "airchecks" rare recordings from 16 legendary DJs on actual Top 40 broadcasts so that readers can hear the crazed, creative and compelling voices that made Top 40 so memorable. Also includes lots of fantastic black-and-white photos to help readers put faces to the voices they know so well, a bibliography and index, and a special Top of the Pops section featuring the Number One records of Top 40 radio from 1957 through 1997 as calculated by the staff of Gavin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879306649
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,229,580
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.58(d)

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