Countdowns

RADIO TIMELINE.COM Presents..

Radio station year end countdown holiday exhibits posted

Christmas Eve through New Years Day 2018.

NOW.. Century 21 Productions Presents The OPUS 1975 Top 100 Countdown

with Larry McKay.

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vumeter OPUS 1975 Top 100 Countdown with Larry McKay. According to Century 21’s executive producer Dick Starr,  OPUS countdowns aired from 1970 through 1981. I remember my local station, AM 1490 WOLF Syracuse as one of the 50 stations that aired the 8 hour countdown beginning in 1974 through 1980. Host Larry McKay was employed at top 40 rocker AM 930 KHJ in Los Angeles.

     Can anyone remember the OPUS countdowns and any of the syndicated 50 stations that carried it ??  Post it on the Radio Timeline Facebook group page. Thanks!

#100 – #51 (40:17)

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#50 – #1 (48:23)

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vumeter AM 1490 WOLF Syracuse, Top 100 of 1972 with Howie Castle (31:42)

   This was my very first original recording from on December 31, 1972 when I was 15 years old in Liverpool, NY. Unfortunately most of the jingles and all commercials were left out. Howie’s first radio gig in the 1960’s was on Radio Caroline then moved to Syracuse’s AM 1260 WNDR in 1968 and AM 1490 WOLF in early 1969 as WOLF changed format from country to The very successful Top 40 (KHJ) DRAKE Radio Format with 20/20 news.

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vumeter AM 930 KHJ Los Angeles, The Big 93 of 1972 

#100 – #62 Mark Elliot to Robert W. Morgan. Bob Lee with News (30:43)

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#61 – #1 Robert W. Morgan to Mark Elliot. Bob Lee with News (42:56)

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KHJ Radio Spots..

  

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vumeter AM 890 WLS Chicago, Chuck Buell / Jerry Kay, Big 89 of 1968, 1-1-69 (12:08)

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vumeter AM 890 WLS Chicago, Chuck Buell Big 89 of 1970, 1-1-70 (9:28)

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vumeter FM 94.7 95 WLS Chicago, Rich McMillan Big 89 of 1981, 1-1-82 (33:54) My original recording.

 

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vumeter FM 94.7 WLS Chicago, Tommy Edwards/Chuck Britton Big 89 of 1984, 12-28-84 (19:46) My original recording.

 

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vumeter FM 94.7 WLS Chicago, Jeff Davis Big 89 of 1984 (#13 – #1), 12-31-84  Includes the 1955-84 song montage (40:29) My original recording.

 

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vumeter FM 98.9 99 WHFM Rochester, Top 99 of 1975 (37:31) My original recording from my home in Liverpool, NY (Syracuse area). 

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vumeter AM 1460 WAXC Rochester, Airchecks & Playback ’73 Promos (26:38) Donated to Radio Timeline. com by Larry White.

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vumeter FM 95.5 WPGC Washington, Top 100 of 1972 with Columbus & Bob Raleigh

#100 – #46 (22:20)

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#45 – #1 (21:27)

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vumeter AM 93 KHJ Los Angeles, (partial) Top 100 of 1973, #8 – #1 & #100 – #92 Captain John (17:45)

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vumeter WPGC FM 95.5 Washington, Top 100 of 1970 with Bob Raleigh & Jim Madison

#100 – #26 with Bob Raleigh (31:25)

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#25 – #1 with Jim Madison (13:10)

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vumeter WPGC FM 95.5 Washington, Top 100 of 1971 with Columbus (41:22)

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vumeter KFRC AM 610 San Francisco, Countdown ’76, Mucho Morales & Big Tom Parker (26:54)

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New 1977 movie commercials on KFRC..

  

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vumeter WAKY AM 790 Louisville, Top 100 of 1973, Kevin McCarthy (4:25)

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vumeter WLUP FM 97.9 98 Chicago, Top Albums of 1979 & 1981 

Top Albums of 1979 Sky Daniels, December 31, 1979 (21:31)

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Top Albums of 1981 Chip Hobart,  December 31, 1981 (16:23)

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vumeter AM 930 KHJ Los Angeles, The Sounds of 1971, Bill Wade, Mark Elliot, Don Steele, Walt Baby Love & Johnny Williams (25:44)

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vumeter WPGC AM 1580/FM 95.5 Washington, Top 100 of 1973, Bob Raleigh to Dan Steele

Hit #100 – #42 (27:21)

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Hit #41 – #1 (16:37)

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vumeter CKLW AM 800 Windsor/Detroit, The Top 100 of 1972 with Eddie Rogers (46:25)

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vumeter WABC AM 770 New York, Bruce Morrow, Heavy Hundred Hits of 1970 (13:38)

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WPGC Washington’s Top 100 of 1969..

Thank you FB member Don Beno for the revised list.

vumeter WPGC FM 95.5 Morningside, Top 100 of 1969, Part 1 of 3 (10:00)

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vumeter WPGC FM 95.5 Morningside, Top 100 of 1969, Part 2 of 3 (9:55)

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vumeter WPGC FM 95.5 Morningside, Top 100 of 1969, Part 3 of 3 (10:18)

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Here’s an American Top 40 Countdown extra from May 22, 1976 that aired on WDHF FM 95 1/2 Chicago..

 

vumeter WDHF FM 95.5 Chicago, American Top 40, May 22, 1976 #40 – #18 (24:01)

 I recorded this classic. The remainder of the countdown’s in aircheck heaven.

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