WTOJ To Air 'Lost Hour' Of Casey Kasem's American Top 40
July 7, 2015 at 12:26 PM (PT)
COMMUNITY BROADCASTERS AC WTOG (MAGIC 103.1)/WATERTOWN, NY will air a rare edition of AMERICAN TOP 40 WITH CASEY KASEM with a long-lost, un-aired hour. That hour, which was supposed to air on the week of JULY 11th, 1970, has languished in the vaults, until now -- it will air SUNDAY afternoon, JULY 12th, at 3p.
WTOJ PD/Production Dir. KEN MARTIN has pieced together a replica of what that final hour might have sounded like. Using digital editing, special noise removal software and elements from other episodes, that countdown will finally make its world premiere. All the songs in that final hour will be in their correct chart position as listed on the BILLBOARD Hot 100, and CASEY will be there with his usual commentary.
“I’ve been a fan of CASEY and AMERICAN TOP 40 for a very long time," MARTIN said. "This is just my way of trying to pay tribute to the king of the countdown. Over the JULY 4th weekend, a lot of stations ran the very first show on its 45th anniversary. I thought, what about that second show? No one has ever heard that since its original broadcast and that’s when the lightbulb lit.”