Get your top 40 on…
If you’re of a certain age, you probably spent some time listening to American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. While I’m not a big top 40 person—probably more like obscure 40, much of the time—Kasem’s smooth delivery has a special place in my heart. And the top 40 from the 70s and 80s isn’t so bad in retrospect, when you’re not being blasted with it relentlessly.
A question on Ask Metafilter the other day mentioned that a bunch of the American Top 40 broadcasts are available on Archive.org. If you’d like to have a quick trip back in time, you can head over and search through the collection.
The site also has a number of show logs and some commercial clocks and promo scripts. I had a little fun reading a few to see if I can do the trademark Casey Kasem delivery. (Spoiler alert: no. He’s a master.)