(From Billboard.com -- By Gary Trust)
Sunday, July 4th marked the 40th anniversary of the first airing of AMERICAN TOP 40 with CASEY KASEM.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS Hall of Fame icon co-created the show that brought the BILLBOARD HOT 100 into the homes of millions in audio form.
Since, multiple generations of music fans have been introduced to following Billboard rankings, countless radio DJs have been inspired to enter the medium and artists have celebrated the honor of hearing Kasem pronounce their song "the biggest hit in the land."
American Top 40 Flashback -- July 4th, 1970