October 21, 2014

Smooth 70s to air old American Top 40s

The original American Top 40 show from the 1970s, hosted by Casey Kasem, are to be broadcast on Smooth Radio’s digital station covering the decade.

From this weekend, the GMG station – which is on the national Digital One multiplex – will air a show each week through a deal with US syndication firm Premiere Networks.

The archive editions will go out on Saturday mornings 9am-12noon and again on Sunday evenings 9pm-midnight on Smooth 70s, which launched on 27th December replacing pop-up station Smooth Xmas.

The digital station is also adding two more themed programmes to its schedule from next week – The Disco Lunch on weekday lunchtimes 12-2pm and Late Night Love Songs 10pm-midnight which will play 70s ballads.

GMG Radio Group Programme Director John Simons said: “Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 – The 70’s is an iconic radio programme of the 1970s and it will add to the listening experience. We’re delighted to be able to broadcast the original programmes in their entirety each weekend. Since its introduction, Smooth 70s has been warmly welcomed by listeners and we look forward to enriching their listening experience of the station with increased content in the coming weeks.”

Casey Kasem hosted the American Top 40 for nearly four decades, before retiring and handing over the reigns to Ryan Seacrest.

Seacrest’s daily American radio show – which is also syndicated by Premiere Networks – airs on GMG’s Real Radio network each weeknight.

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 11:31 am by .

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1116195871 Robin Morton on Facebook

    Absolute should be worried.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000519113542 Simon Parton on Facebook

    I am so looking forward to hearing the AT40’s on Smooth 70’s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1132452669 Dave Botha on Facebook

    Rock’n roll ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1021657109 Ben Baxter on Facebook

    Good idea for cheap but presenter-led content. Wonder if Rick Dees will be on an 80s station soon? He already streams much of his old shows on-demand via his website. Fun radio!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564427284 Chris Jones on Facebook

    Casey Kasem is a legend and was doing Gambacinni type presentation when I was a kid – used to listen to him on AFN Europe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1441471045 Iain Ridgley on Facebook

    that is great news, used to love listen to Casey Kasem when i was growing up

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248953437 Aston McNeil on Facebook

    Time once again to keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1171542961 Steve Marshall on Facebook

    We ran Casey’s programmes in Ireland in the 80’s, very popular I used to have a AT40 T shirt too:) we also ran ACC and Soundtrack of the 60’s with Gary Owens all from ABC Watermark great shows:)

  • monitorman232

    At last some Real Radio lol. Casey’s Coast to Coast was syndicated over here in the 80’s in North West England on Manx Radio and on the strong FM and AM signal of Radio Nova so we are already familiar with it. Good News at last!

  • Stuart Upton

    Sorry I agree with peter shanahan, most of the american stuff played today’ 29.2.2012 was rubbish. I do like motown but most of the music was very poor indeed.