Rick Dees Weekly Top 40

Rick Dees is a Los Angeles DJ who began his own weekly top 40 countdown in 1983. The "Weekly Top 40" is a mix of humor and chart information, and the show continues today. The show originally used the Cashbox charts, but switched to the Radio and Records Top 40/CHR chart. In 1994, ABC networks bought The Weekly Top 40 and decided to air that in the USA instead of American Top 40. At the beginning of 2000, Premiere Radio Networks became the owner of the show. Dees switched US syndicators in 2005.

Rick sometimes has specials instead of regular countdowns, e.g. a "Block Party All Request Special" or "The Hottest Hits of Summer Special". The show also has split into three versions, a Top 40 version, Hot AC version, and a mainstream AC version. There is an official web site. In 2005, Dees began using his own chart not based on any magazine but based on affiliate airplay instead. Also, in 2005, the Hot AC version of the show expanded from a top 30 to a top 40. Rick has old editions of his countdown available each week on his app.


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American Country Countdown

American Country Countdown is very similar to American Top 40. In fact, the show was created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany. The show has been around since the 1970s. Each week the show counts down the top 40 country songs of the week, as found on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. Visit the official site.

The World Chart Show

In 1995, after the demise of classic AT40, Radio Express needed another show to take the place of AT40 around the world. They came up with the idea for the World Chart Show. The chart is determined by the playlists of the stations that carry the show, rather than paying for a chart from a publication.

Shadoe Stevens

Shadoe Stevens continues to work on various projects. See his website for the latest.

Various Retro Shows

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The Lost 45s Radio Program with Barry Scott features Top 40 charted records from the 60s, 70s and 80s that no longer receive adequate airplay. The show has been on the air for over decades, including 6 years in national syndication.

Backtrax USA

Host Kid Kelly hosts 2 versions of this retro show, an'80s edition and a '90s edition. The show is two hours long and also features "sound bites, trivia, TV and movie clips, and headlines for a complete 80s or 90s experience!"

Various Country Shows

Various Christian Shows

This is a non-profit site, designed to educate those who have an interest in the radio show "American Top 40". This site has no affiliation with Premiere Networks, Billboard Magazine, or the former Radio and Records Magazine. All copyrights and trademarks remain property of their respective owners. Original artwork at the very top of this page is copyright 2016 by Meowycats. Comments? Send them using the feedback page.

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