High Time For Top 40 Hit Clock
May 22, 2015 at 11:15 AM (PT)
It was 50 years ago this month that the Boss Radio format was introduced on 93 KHJ-A/LOS ANGELES, the brainchild of legendary radio programmer BILL DRAKE. He took the "Boss Radio" magic nationwide with the help of National PD BILL WATSON. The two would eventually create Top 40 Hit Clock, a radio Special that traces the history of American pop and rock music without the stories and the talk about the artists and the songs.
Without DJ talk that would break the spell of a music flow featuring 50 years of carefully researched songs, Top 40 Hit Clock starts ticking at the birth of rock and roll in the mid-'50s and rolls on through the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s -- all the way through the millennium without a repeated song.
The great hits are presented in chronological order of the dates of their popularity and appearance on the record sales charts of the nation. The songs are heard in order, month by month, year by year as Top 40 Hit Clock becomes a musical calendar, recalling the hits from the times of the listener's lives.
Top 40 Hit Clock can be aired in its entirety or can be presented as weekend specials featuring chosen decades. For more information, visit www.topfortyhitclock.com.