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PARTIAL LISTING OF ITEMS FROM
PETE BATTISTINI'S AT40 COLLECTION

American Top 40 Radio Program Inventory (partial listing...many more items to come)

 

AT40 Program List

1971:

October 16

1. two cassettes

2. 3LP box set

October 23 (3LP box set; two copies)

1. first collection copy

2. uncirculated copy

October 30 (3LP box set)

November 6 (3LP box set)

November 13 (3LP box set)

November 20(LP; two copies)

1. first collection copy

2. uncirculated copy

Too many shows to list...going on 3,000!
 

American Top 40 Related Inventory

Double Dozen LP Set

Uncle Sam Logo Posters (24”x 36”) (2)

Demonstration tapes

     Reel-to-Reel (1-20-73)

Cassette (6-27-81)

Cassette (10-10-81)

Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 Yearbook (1978)

Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 Yearbook (1978)

*2nd copy contains autographs of Casey Kasem,

Don Bustany, Tom Rounds, Ron Jacobs

Shadoe Stevens Satin Jacket

Shadoe Stevens-designed T-shirt

AT40 Jingles CD (Shadoe Stevens era)

CD Test Pressing of 9-3-88 program

18th Anniversary Commemorative CD

20th Anniversary Commemorative CD

 

Casey Kasem’s program script cards (8"x5"; specials)

     May 1, 1971 (Top 40 Artists of the Rock Era)

     December 25, 1971 (Christmas Countdown)

     January 1, 1972 (Top 40 of 1971)

     July 1, 1972 (Top 40 Records of the Rock Era)

     August 5, 1972 (National Album Countdown)

     September 30, 1972 (Top 40 Artists from 1967-1972)

     July 7, 1973 (Greatest Disappearing Acts)
     October
6, 1973 (Top 40 Artists of the Rock Era -- updated)
     December 22, 1973 (Christmas Countdown -- updated)
     December 29, 1973 (Top 40 of 1973)

American Top 40 other related promotional material:

     Worldwide Listening Directory

          1973 (obtained from Shannon Lynn; released June 1973)

          1974 (released June 1974)

          1975 (released June 1975)

          1976 (released June 1976)

          1977 (released June 1977)

          1978 (released June 1978)

          1979 (released June 1979)

          1980 (10th anniversary edition; released June 1980)

          1981-82 (two copies)

          1983-84

 

American Top 40 (Watermark) internal material:

     1. Top 40 Hits (Whitburn book)

     2. Pop Annual 1955-1977 (Whitburn book)
     
3. Inter-Office Memos
         
    1. Russco Turntable
        
     2. Tape Automation Systems and Computer Control

              3. NAB Conference Report (April 16, 1970)

              4. Miscellaneous Office Duties

              5. Personnel Changes

              6. From: John Groper

              7. New Intercom System (from David Freese; July 24, 1971)

              8. Engineering (John Groper) Assignments

              9. Network Sizes (July 28, 1971; George Savage to Ron Jacobs)

             10. AT40 Gripes (photocopy; on AT40 letterhead)

     4. Ben Marichal chart information

          Marichal-designed Top 40 roster

               July 18, 1970 (“first ever made”)

               July 25, 1970

          Bustany-designed Top 40 roster

              August 1, 1970

              March 13, 1971 (on AT40 letterhead)

                   *with DEMOGRAPHIC RE-CAP
     
5. STANDARD PRODUCTION ROUTINE

     6. MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE DUTIES

     7. Watermark employee roster (photocopy; undated)

     8. Casey’s Corner (unpublished; September 16, 1972)
     9. Watermark employee roster (photocopy; August 1974)

    10. AT40 staff predictions of #1 1972-1973 records

*Ben Marichal’s hand-written list

 

American Top 40 external material:

Biggest Hits of the Rock Era
               
*special list; 8.5” x 14”

All-Time Christmas Countdown, 1973

     *special list

    
    Letters/Memos

          ARB Ratings (April-May 1971)

          Sales Ammo

*from George Savage; undated; references 1971 ratings

          Format Change (June 30, 1972)

          Engineering News Letter #3 (February 16, 1973)

          Weekly Program Inspection (circa June'73; from Stew Hilner)

          Paul Grein to Battistini (AT40 postcard; August 11, 1975)

    Sales letters

          Steve Aitken to WLSW (November 5, 1975; AT40 letterhead)

          Brian Heimerl to KSEY (September 8, 1978; AT40 letterhead)

    Testimonial letters

          WSAR (photocopy; January 4, 1971)

          WQOK (photocopy; April 26, 1971)

          WABI (photocopy; May 3, 1971)

          AFRTS (photocopy; June 19, 1972)

          WCOR (photocopy; November 13, 1972)

          KCRA (photocopy; December 1, 1972)

          Radio Hauraki (photocopy; November 22, 1976)

          Price/McNabb Advertising (photocopy; February 26, 1977)

          AFRTS (photocopy; July 11, 1977)

     Marketing booklet/brochure

          *1971 (8½ x 11; tri-fold)

          *1972 (8½ x 11; 8-page)

          *1974 (“Much More Than Music;” 8½ x 11; 8-page)

              *three copies

          *1978 (“A Tradition Since 1970;” 8½ x 11; 8-page)

          *1987 (“American Top 40 with Casey Kasem;” 8½ x 11; 4-page)

          *1988 (“America’s #1 Countdown Show;” 8½ x 11; 4-page)

              *Radio Express tag

          *1988 Radio Express brochure (8-page)
      AT40 postcards (two; unused)
      
Program memos accompanying LP box set

          *Dave Hull Guest Stars for Casey Kasem (November 6, 1971)

          *Special Christmas Show #714-13 (photocopy)

          *Jungle Fever warning (photocopy)

          *Ratings (July 24, 1972)

          *Surprise Special (July 25, 1972)

          *Going Stereo (September 1, 1972)

          *My Ding A Ling (September 1, 1972)

          *Top 80 Printout (November 24, 1972)

          *Warning (year-end one-liners; undated)

     AT40 and ACC T-Shirts! Order form

American Top 40 with Shadoe Stevens two-color color letterhead

     *blank; numerous copies

 

AT40 Reel-to-reel tapes (from masters)

     1. WCFL-AM (Chicago) copy (August 5, 1972)

          *three 10½” reels; recording speed: 7 i.p.s.
    
2. WCFL-AM (Chicago) copy (October 7, 1972)

          *three 10½” reels; recording speed: 7 i.p.s.

     3. Demonstration tape (January 20, 1973)

          *one 7” reel; recording speed: 7 i.p.s.
     
4. AFRTS version (January 8, 1972)

          *one 10½” reel; recording speed: 7 i.p.s.

     5. AFRTS version (April 1, 1972)

          *one 10½” reel; recording speed: 7 i.p.s.

 

Radio station surveys promoting AT40:

     KPOI (September 29, 1970)

     WAIR (November 20, 1970)

     KIRL (December 19, 1970)

     KIRL (January 23, 1971)

     KIRL (February 13, 1971)

     WDRC (February 19, 1971)

     KIMN (photocopy; March 6, 1971)

     WASK (April 10, 1971)

     KIRL (July 10, 1971)

     KJOY (November 24, 1971)

     WDRC (December 24, 1971)

     WHYT (April 28, 1983)

     CKOC (December 12, 1984)

     CKOC (January 9, 1985)

     WBSB (Top 100 of 1986)

     WIOG (April 4, 1987)

 

Radio station sales material promoting AT40:

     WZGC-FM Atlanta flyer (“Atlanta Loves Casey;” circa July 1977)

     K108 Sacramento flyer (“Casey comes to K-108;” circa July 1978)

     WBBM-FM Chicago sales packet materials (four items; July 1980)

 

Other material:

     Paul Frees and the Poster People (LP; advertised on AT40)

     Cyrus (LP; advertised on AT40)

     20 Solid Gold Hits (LP; advertised on AT40)

     A Child’s Garden of Grass
         
(Elektra Records promo LP; produced by Ron Jacobs for Watermark)      
     
Heavy Hits LP

     The Soul Hustler (soundtrack LP; Casey Kasem movie)

     KRLA survey (Shadoe Stevens; January 25, 1971)

     Toby Arnold (American Country Countdown) jingles note (w/envelope)

     NAB Radio Programming Conference IV booklet (August 16-19, 1981)

*Battistini registration; photo with Casey Kasem

 

AT40 articles, photos, ads, charts from Billboard:

     Tom Rounds photo (July 11, 1970)

     Uncle Sam full page ads

     Debut article (June 1970)

     Debut article (#2; front page; July 11, 1970)
     
Personality Profile (photocopy; August 15, 1970)

     Testimonials (full-page; September 5, 1970)

     The Word Is Out! (full-page; August 6, 1988)

     Debbie Counts ‘Em Down! (full-page; June 24, 1989)

     Radio War Kills ‘Hot 30’ Deal article (January 20, 1990)

     AT40 Turns 20 article (circa July 1990)

     “Stevens A Shadow...” article (June 18, 1994)

 

American Country Countdown (Watermark) radio show:

     demonstration tape (September 29, 1973)

          *one 7” reel; recording speed: 7 i.p.s.
     
uncirculated copies:

October 27, 1973

November 17, 1973

December 8, 1973

December 22, 1973 (Top 100 of 1973, part 1)

December 29, 1973 (Top 100 of 1973, part 2)

     Worldwide Listening Directory (1981)

 

California Special (Watermark) radio show:

     Two program sets (6 LPs each)
     
California Special memo (May 31, 1974)

     Upcoming 6 Hour Summertime Special memo

 

Elvis Presley Story (Watermark) radio show:

     Reel-to-reel tapes (10.5”; 7.5 i.p.s.)

     Billboard full-page ad; August 21, 1971

     Rolling Stone article; September 20, 1971
     
memo from Tom Rounds; December 28, 1974

          *with four-page marketing brochure booklet
     
radio station survey promotion

     *WISM (September 1, 1977)

 

Other (Watermark) radio shows:

     Soundtrack of the 60s

     Alien Worlds

     Robert W. Morgan Special of the Week

     Profiles in Rock

     New Music News

     Spotlight Specials

     Ringo’s Yellow Submarine

     The Fab Fourth

     A Child’s Garden of Grass

     The Cruisin’ Series (Increase Records)

*promotional LP; reel tapes

     Musical!

 

America’s Top 10 information:

     Letter from Gold Key Media to Battistini (March 13, 1980)

     Broadcasting Magazine (full-page ad; circa April 1980; photocopy)

     TV Guide (ad; May 7, 1980; photocopy)

     America’s Top 10 memo (Tom Rounds; May 1, 1980)

     America’s Top 10 script card (May 10, 1980)

     Arnold Lipsman & Associates memo (October 26, 1983)

          *Casey Kasem 8x10 b/w glossy photo

          *America’s Top 10 updated ad slicks

 

Other countdown radio shows (on LPs unless noted):

      Billboard’s Hits of the Rock Era

      British Top 30
      
Canadian Top 40

      Casey’s Top 40

      Countdown America
      
Countdown Summertime (6 LPs)

      Countdown USA

      Country Countdown (reel-to-reel tapes)

      Drake-Chenault (reel-to-reel tapes)
      
Jazz Album Countdown
      
National Album Countdown
      
National Music Survey

      Rick Dees’ Weekly Top 40

      Rock Album Countdown (reel-to-reel tapes)
      
Solid Gold All-Time Favorites Countdown

      The Great 1’s of 1982
     
The Source Christmas Countdown (Robert Plant)

      Top 30 USA
      
Top 40 Satellite Survey

      Weekly Top 30
      
Opus countdown radio shows/information:

                   Opus 71

edited program, CKVN survey

                   Opus 72

Dick Starr letter, KSTT survey

                   Opus 73

KSTT survey

                   Opus 75

KINT survey

                   Opus 77

WAEB survey

Opus 80

LPs, cues, production

 

Other radio shows (LPs):

     Sound of 77

     Super 70s, The Decade in Music

     Super 70s + 1

     U.S. Army Forces Command Top 40 Music Program

     History of Rock & Roll Silver Anniversary Edition 
     
Dick Clark’s Rock, Roll & Remember (Christmas edition)

     Soupy Sales’ Mouldy Oldies

     The Hit Heard ‘Round The World

     Playback ’83

 

Other radio shows (reel tapes):
      Your Hit Parade
      
On A Country Road
      History of British Rock
      
Rock Album Countdown
      
Country Countdown
      
Drake-Chenault (Top 10 Countdown; 1979, 1980, 1982)

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