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December 4, 2019 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: DECEMBER 6, 1986
8 am – noon

It was the year of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the Space shuttle Challenger exploding. Expo 86 was happening in Vancouver and people watched the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. As we were getting ready for Christmas, the Bangles and Wang Chung were in the Top 40.



Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: DECEMBER 4, 1971
8 am – 11 am

Pierre Trudeau made the headlines a lot in 1971. His infamous “Fuddle Duddle” line and getting married to Margaret Sinclair were 2 highlights. Canada’s population was 21 million. Hurricane Beth hit the Maritimes. Walt Disney World opened in Florida and popular TV shows included Mary Tyler Moore and the Partridge Family. On the radio, we were listening to Isaac Hayes and Sly and the Family Stone.