August 26, 2020 | by: kerri

This Weekend on Casey Kasem’s Top 40 Countdown

Saturday’s 80’s Countdown: AUGUST 30, 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. The Rolling Stones and Christopher Cross were on the Top 40 countdown this week 40 years ago.



Sunday’s 70’s Countdown: AUGUST 28, 1976
8 am – 11 am

The Eaton’s catalogue was discontinued. Canadian parliament voted to abolish the death penalty and over 1 million Canadians took to the streets to protest wage and price controls. On the Top 40 countdown this week back in 1976, we had some great dancing music by K C and the Sunshine Band and Wild Cherry.