This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown
Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: OCTOBER 4, 1986
8 am – noon
October of 1986 saw the first late night TV show hosted by a woman. It was the Late Show with Joan Rivers. The Phantom of the Opera opened up in London. The cover headline on People Magazine was: “Fergie and Di- The Merry Wives of Windsor.” On the radio this week in 1986, Bananarama and Run DMC with Aerosmith were riding high in Casey’s Top 40 countdown.
Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: OCTOBER 6, 1979
8 am – 11 am
It was in October of 1979 that Wayne Gretzky scored his first NHL goal. Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Paul McCartney was given a rhodium disc from the Guinness Book of Records for being the all-time best-selling singer-song writer of all time. In early October of 1979, Nick Lowe and Patrick Hernandez were both on Casey’s Top 40 countdown.