Pete Battistini released "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970's)" in 2005. Now comes the follow-up, "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1980's)."
Battistini painstakingly documented approximately 425 weekly, Casey Kasem-hosted countdown programs from the 80s, and compiled individual program summaries for each week exclusively for this book. In addition, the text includes a complete list of all radio stations, in the U.S. and around the world, that carried the program. Coupled with numerous testimonials of both AT40 insiders and listeners, and more than a hundred illustrations from the 80s, this book is brimming with highlights of the greatest radio program ever!
Pete Battistini, a fan of Top 40 radio since the 1960's, became enraptured with American Top 40 while in high school. Like millions of AT40 listeners, Casey Kasem's countdown became a weekend habit for Battistini.
And that led to a personal collection of American Top 40 programs and material, much of which was used for this book as well as his first one, "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970's)."