8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett

8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett
8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett
8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett
8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett
8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett
8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett

8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett

HI GUYS AND GALS, DO YOU WANT TO OWN'A PIECE OF THE ROCK', A GENUINE AMERICAN TOP 40 COUNTDOWN SHOW WITH SHADOE STEVENS, SOMETHING THAT FEW PEOPLE WILL EVER HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN? GREETINGS ONE AND ALL AND WELCOME TO KEITH'S KOLLECTABLES! IT IS THE LEAST I CAN DO FOR ALL OF YOU WHO LOOK FOR GREAT DEALS AS I DO WHEN I GO TO FILL OUT MY COLLECTION. IF YOU ARE A FAN OF ROCK AND ROLL AND POP ROCK, YOU WILL LOVE THIS SHOW'AMERICAN TOP 40 WITH SHADOE STEVENS'. READ ON FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS SHOW AND SERIES!

AT40 WAS PROVIDED TO AFFILIATE RADIO STATIONS FROM THE ABC (AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES) RADIO NETWORK. IT WAS A WEEKLY FOUR HOUR SHOW AND CAME ON 4 CDS IN NEAR MINT LIKE NEW CONDITION. THE SHOW CAME IN TWO VARIETIES - THE AC OR ADULT CONTEMPORARY VERSION AND THE HOT AC VERSION WHICH HAD A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT COUNTDOWN. BOTH, ARE TOTALLY ENJOYABLE NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PREFERENCE.

Shadoe Stevens put himself through college working in radio in Grand Forks North Dakota, Fargo, North Dakota and Tuson Arizona where he quickly became the most popular DJ in town, under the on-air persona of Jefferson K. Following college, he joined the Bill Drake formatted station WRLO in Bostonduring the winter of 1968-69. At WRKO, he worked the early evening 6-9 p. Shift during the station's peak in popularity. In the spring of 1970, he moved to Southern California to another Drake outlet, KHJ as one of the last true "Boss Jocks", where his big baritone and energetic enthusiasm soon gained a following.

Before long, he gained significant popularity on radio and became the announcer and sidekick on the nationally syndicated television series The Steve Allen Show. Stevens later went on to become a radio personality and program director at KRLA in Los Angeles. Attaining status as a programmer, he was hired to make a success of KMET FM and then to create the programming for a new radio format on a new Los Angeles station, KROQ FM ("K-Rock"), where he remained for five years.

When Casey Kasem left American Top 40 due to contract disputes with ABC, Shadoe replaced him. His first American Top 40 show aired on August 13, 1988, on 1,014 stations.

To introduce Stevens to the audience, a two-minute cold open was recorded to start the show with Stevens making his way to the studio through the show's fictitious hall of history; Kasem was mentioned during the course of the open, as a "giant marble statue" of him helped guide Stevens to the studio. The change did not do much to stem the decline as loyal listeners did not take to Stevens as they had to Kasem.

Shadoe put his own style into the program and started new features, including interview clips, music news, top 5 flashbacks, and previews of upcoming chart hits called the " AT40 Sneek Peek". In 1994 due to declining ratings, ABC announced that after the July 9, 1994 edition of the program, it would be dropping AT40 from its lineup and replacing it with Rick Dees Weekly Top 40. Completely disappearing from United States radio, as no network picked it up for distribution domestically. The show's international distributor, kept the program alive for the overseas markets that had not dropped the series after ABC's cancellation. On the weekend of January 28, 1995, the final episode of the original AT40 was broadcast.

The final segment of the program, as was the case for many episodes over the previous years, began with the playing of the #2 song on the chart for that week followed by the final Long Distance Dedication, which was a personal dedication by Stevens to all of the fans of AT40. After thanking the listeners for their support over the previous 24 years, and describing the thought process that went into his decision, Stevens played James Brown's 1991 R&B hit " So Tired of Standing Still We Got To Move On". Finally, Stevens revealed how many different songs had topped the chart over the course of AT40' s run, with the final total being 522. The last of these, which was trading places with "Another Night" for this particular week, was On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men. This was not the final song to be played; after reading the credits and signing off for the last time, Stevens closed the show by playing, perhaps appropriately, "Happy Trails".

In late 2005, Stevens was hired to be The Late Late Show's announcer, a position he held until the end of March 2015 when the production contract with then- Late Late Show producer David Letterman's World Wide Pants ended. Shadoe continues to work with Craig Ferguson, the show's host. As the announcer on the History Channel's Join or Die with Craig Ferguson and on The Craig Ferguson Show on SiriusXM radio. YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY THIS SHOW!

THIS SHOW WAS SHOW #883-7 AND AIRED ON AUGUST 13, 1988. IT IS A SUPER RARE SHOW - SHADOE STEVENS FIRST OUTING AS THE HOST ON AMERICAN TOP 40 AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF CASEY KASEM OVER A CONTRACT DISPUTE. ALL SONGS ARE TM CENTURY HIT DISCS, THE INDUSTRY'S CADILLAC OF DIGITIZED MUSIC. EVEN THE COMMERCIALS SOME 34 YEARS LATER ARE FUN TO LISTEN TO AND BRING BACK MEMORIES. On this show you will hear from Bubblicious Gum, Clearasil, Maybelline, Chevrolet from General Motors, Orion Pictures, US Army (Be All That You Can Be), Avon, Greyhound Travel, Black & Decker, Levi Jeans, JC Penney, Hot Tracks, and more.

NOW, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO D. ON'T KNOW VERY MUCH ABOUT RADIO SHOWS, PLEASE READ ON AND ALSO HEAR MY OWN PERSONAL STORY OF HOW I CAUGHT THE RADIO SHOW FEVER! AND BEWARE, YOU MIGHT JUST BE NEXT!! THERE IS NO KNOWN CURE!!! FIRST, HERE ARE THE BIG QUESTIONS.

WHAT IS A RADIO SHOW? WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?

Well, those are good questions, especially if you have never known of them. I, myself, discovered radio shows quite by accident while reading one of my favorite (long since departed) magazines called "Discoveries" It was later bought by the same company that publishes "Goldmine" which I personally always considered a lesser publication, but that is another story. I was especially attracted in "Discoveries" to a two page (or more) spread in each issue by a guy called "The Old Hippie". Let me tell you, the Old Hippie had it all.

He was a real pioneer. Way before anyone knew what radio shows even were let alone that they could be bought as rarities, he had the market cornered. Most shows that he advertised were way beyond my budget but I drooled over those pages every issue and once in awhile I could afford one or two. Now, I have attempted in my own humble way to take on the mantle of "The Old Hippie".

I have listed over 11,000 unique radio shows of all genres for you all to drool over, and most at prices, hopefully, that collectors can better afford! I want to make available to collectors what I could not afford and especially in these days of higher prices and lesser availability. Radio shows are harder and harder to find in quantity and the prices for the ones still out there just go higher and higher as they disappear from the market. So, again, what is a radio show? Radio Shows are syndicated productions by one of several large and small distributors who supply broadcast product to radio stations normally during weekends when the usual air personalities have a break.

Many air on Saturday or Sunday mornings, afternoons or evenings or less often weekdays or during overnight segments. They often feature some of the best known voices for their genre from across the country thus the Dick Clark's and Casey Kasem's and Rick Dees and Dick Bartley and so many others. People collect them for various reasons. Some just collect the series because they like it and want them all.

Some collect their favorite artists or genre of music. Rather than an album by the artist or a compilation, they have a unique presentation of their favorite artist or music not available anywhere else and often with dj presentation which is very entertaining.

AND, these shows are in limited quantity. They were pressed just for affiliate stations and many have just a few in circulation. Some of the more popular shows may have as many as a few hundred of each week's show that survived but think about it. A few hundred for some 300 million Americans and millions of overseas collectors who look for unique presentations of their favorite artists or form of music. Many radio stations just tossed them away after airing because they could never be aired again due to the time limited commercials and the limited storage space at most radio stations believe me I know, I worked at one as an on air personality, board op and producer for over 7 glorious years! SO they are increasingly hard to find. They were first distributed on reel to reel tape or later on lp, later on CD and even later (after 2000 for most shows) on CDR. Now they are not available at all to collectors since they are distributed by digital download much like you get your music from iTunes. The shows that you get now and hold on to will never decrease in value and only increase.

I sell them for near what I bought them for. Finally, it is Americana at its best. Whether the show be from the 60's or 2000's, rock, countdown, oldies, country, classical, religious, jazz or big band, it is unique and home grown.

And you just can't find them anywhere. Even record stores that still exist will rarely have any. Radio shows are wonderful representations of the real golden age of radio at least music wise.

Once you get hooked, like me, it is a love affair for life! Also, keep in mind that this and all shows are not just about the music - the music can be found anywhere. It is the mixture of great music and great announcing that makes it so entertaining.

As well, it is a piece of radio history. You just aren't going to find these shows anymore. Think of what they will be worth in a few years! IF you wanted to sell. Most people even enjoy the national commercials that are included on the show because some 36 years later they sound fresh and bring back more innocent time!

T is a great show and would be a valuable addition to your collection. Good Luck and God Bless You.


8/13/88 Rare Premiere Show Shadoe Stevens American Top 40 Huey Lewis, Joan Jett