This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown
Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: JANUARY 15, 1983
8 am – noon
It’s announced that GPS will be made available for use by the public. Rock band Kiss appear in public without make-up for the first time ever on MTV while the station later airs, for the first time, the Michael Jackson Thriller video. Flashdance and Return of the Jedi are box office hits and McDonald’s launches McNuggets. Men at Work and ABC were 2 groups in the Top 40 countdown this week
Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: JANUARY 8, 1972
8 am – 11 am
In 1972 it was Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War in the headlines. Women were allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon for the first time. Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky to become world chess champion. Mash, the Beachcombers and Marketplace all debuted on TV. As 1972 was coming to an end, we were listening to music by Don McLean and Badfinger.