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February 12, 2020 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: FEBRUARY 16, 1980
8 am – noon

Canada was instrumental in getting 6 American hostages out of Iran. The separation referendum in Quebec was defeated with 60% against separation. CNN launched in 1980 and a tragic fire at the MGM in Las Vegas killed 85 people. Michael Jackson and Kenny Loggins were on the Top 40 countdown this week 40 years ago.



Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: FEBRUARY 18, 1978
8 am – 11 am

We have come a long way since 1978. This was the year that the new immigration act stated that homosexuals were no longer on the list of the “inadmissible class.” New movies in 1978 included Grease and Animal House while TV welcomed a few new shows like WKRP and Dallas. The Bee Gees had one of the biggest songs of the decade and they did background vocals on a hit by Samantha Sang