American Top 40 is an internationally syndicated, independent song countdown radio program created by Casey Kasem, Don Bustany, Tom Rounds and Ron Jacobs. The program is hosted by Ryan Seacrest and presented as an adjunct to his weekday radio program, On Air with Ryan Seacrest. A production of Watermark Inc. AT40 is now distributed by Premiere Networks. Nearly 430 radio stations in the United States, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and several other territories worldwide air AT40 making it one of the most listened-to weekly radio programs in the world, it can be heard on iHeartRadio, TuneIn and the official AT40 applications on mobile smartphones and tablets as well as on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 consoles and the Armed Forces Network. GEICO is the main sponsor for the show. Co-creator Casey Kasem hosted the original AT40 from its inauguration on July 4, 1970, until August 6, 1988. Shadoe Stevens took over the program on August 13, 1988, hosted until January 28, 1995, when the original program came to an end.
Three years Kasem teamed up with Premiere's predecessor AMFM Radio Networks to relaunch AT40. Kasem, who had spent nine years hosting his own countdown for Westwood One, returned to hosting his creation on March 28, 1998. Seacrest took over AT40 following Kasem's retirement from the series. AT40 with Seacrest airs in two different formats, with one distributed to Contemporary Hit Radio stations and the other to Hot Adult Contemporary stations. However, there is no distinction made between the two shows on air. There are two classic editions of the original AT40 distributed every weekend, featuring past Kasem-hosted shows from the 1970s and 1980s. In its early years, the AT40 used the Billboard charts to compile the countdown, touting it as "the only source"; the program subsequently switched to being based on Radio and Records airplay data upon its late 1990s return. The current source for the AT40 charts are unpublished mainstream Top 40 and hot adult contemporary charts compiled by Mediabase.
Through most of the 1980s, the countdown was compiled by Stu Jacobs. Here we go with the Top 40 hits of the nation this week on American Top 40, the best-selling and most-played songs from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to Mexico; this is Casey Kasem in Hollywood, in the next three hours, we'll count down the 40 most popular hits in the United States this week, hot off the record charts of Billboard magazine for the week ending July 11, 1970. In this hour at #32 in the countdown, a song that's been a hit 4 different times in 19 years! And we're just one tune away from the singer with the $10,000 gold hubcaps on his car! Now, on with the countdown! American Top 40 fittingly began on the Independence Day weekend in 1970, on seven radio stations, the first being KDEO in El Cajon, which broadcast the inaugural show the evening of July 3, 1970. Billboard reported prior to the release of the show that it had been sold to stations in 10 radio markets The chart data broadcast included the top 40 songs from the week ending July 11, 1970.
The first show featured the last time both Elvis Presley and The Beatles had songs in the Top 10. It was distributed by Watermark Inc. and was first presented in mono until February 24, 1973, when the first stereo vinyl copies were distributed. In early 1982, Watermark was purchased by ABC Radio and AT40 became a program of the "ABC Contemporary Radio Network"; the program was co-created by Kasem. Rounds was the marketing director; the show began as a three-hour program written and directed by Bustany, counting down the top 40 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The show gained popularity once it was commissioned, expanded to a four-hour-program on October 7, 1978, to reflect the increasing average length of singles on Billboard's Hot 100 chart; the producing staff expanded to eight people, some of them still in the business: Nikki Wine, Ben Marichal, Scott Paton, Matt Wilson, Merrill Shindler, Guy Aoki, Ronnie Allen and Sandy Stert Benjamin. By the early 1980s, the show could be heard on 520 stations in the United States and at its zenith, the show was broadcast on 1,000-plus stations in some 50 countries.
Kasem eliminate the negative. That is the timeless thing." During Kasem's run as host, the AT40 show had a number of popular and distinguishing features, some of which Kasem had done for some time at stations like KRLA in Los Angeles: Bios & stories: Most segments of the show included two countdown songs. The second song in the segment would be introduced by Kasem with a brief story connected with the song, which could be about its performer, its composer, or a random bit of trivia. Kasem would lead into the commercial break preceding the segment with a brief preview of the story, sometimes giving away the song title or artist; the top-ranking song on the chart always was introduced with one of these stories, which would be followed with a drum roll and the final reveal. Here is an example from the week of October 8, 1983: A stunning achievement for 33-year-old New York-born Jim Stei
David Thomas Johnston was an Australian sportsman and local politician. Johnston was born in 1889 in Bulli, New South Wales to Isabella and John, moved to Cardiff at the age of nine, he worked in the Newcastle Electric Supply Department for 40 years, at one point was its commercial superintendent. Johnston was a foundation member of the Cardiff Soccer Football Club, he played for the New South Wales representative team multiple times throughout his career. After his playing days, he moved into football administration. At one point, he was secretary of the Northern District British Football Association, represented Northern New South Wales in the Australian Football Association until his death, he was director of the New South Wales Soccer Football Association. In 1950, he was manager of the Australia national soccer team for one game against a Western Australian representative side, with Harold Barwick; the match ended in a 5–1 win for Australia. Johnston played cricket as a batsman and wicket-keeper, for the Boolaroo Club.
He was the team's vice-captain in 1912, captained the side in 1920. He was listed as a patron of the Cardiff Cricket Club at the time of his death. Johnston was a member of the Lake Macquarie Shire council for about 35 years, from 1915 to 1950, when he did not seek reelection, he served as the shire's president for seven terms in four stints, from 1927 to 1930, from 1934 to 1937, from 1941 to 1942, from 1949 to 1950. Johnston died at the age of 64 in the Royal Newcastle Hospital in Newcastle, New South Wales
Sue H. Elmore was a steamboat built for service on the coast of Oregon and southwest Washington. From 1900 to 1917, the vessel's principal route ran from Portland, Oregon down the Columbia River to Astoria, west across the Columbia Bar south along the Oregon coast to Tillamook Bay. Once at Tillamook Bay, Sue H. Elmore was one of the few vessels that could reach Tillamook City at the extreme southern edge of the very shallow bay. After this Sue H. Elmore was sold, being operated in Puget Sound under the name Bergen, for many years, out of San Diego, California as a tugboat under the name Cuyamaca. During World War II Cuyamaca was acquired by the U. S. Army which operated the vessel as ST-361. Afterwards the army sold ST-361 and the vessel returned to civilian ownership, again under the name Cuyamaca. In 1948 Cuyamaca sank in a harbor in Venezuela, but was raised and by the early 1950s, was owned by one A. W. Smith, of Pensacola, Florida; this vessel's former landing place in Tillamook, Oregon is now a municipal park named after the ship.
Sue H. Elmore was built for the Pacific Navigation Company, linked to the S. Elmore Canning Company, with the wealthy businessman Samuel Elmore being president of both concerns; the steamer was named after Samuel Elmore's eldest daughter. This vessel was called Elmore; the intended use for the vessel was to establish regular steamship service between Tillamook, on the coast of Oregon, Portland. Up until that time the bad navigation conditions at the entrance, called a "bar", to Tillamook Bay, had made it not always possible to make regular trips; the new steamer called Elmore in practice, was designed by Capt. Paul Schrader, a stockholder in the Pacific Navigation Company. Sue H. Elmore was intended replace of the company's former steamer, R. T. Elmore, sold and taken to Alaska. Schrader had over 20 years experience on the Tillamook route, incorporated this experience into the design of the vessel; the steamer was "especially designed for barred harbor and coasting trade." The Elmore was intended to carry a big load of freight on a light draft on the shallow waters of Tillamook Bay.
Elmore was equipped to carry passengers. It was built for service along the Oregon coast to the salmon-packing plants of the S. Elmore Cannery Co. Construction was done at the shipyard of Joseph Supple in Portland, where the keel for the new steamer was laid on May 15, 1900. Construction proceeded rapidly; the vessel was launched on June 30, 1900, at 2:00 pm. Machinery still had to be installed. On July 9, 1900, the Elmore was towed downriver to the Willamette Iron Works for the boilers and machinery to be installed. There had been a delay in the construction at the Supple yard, which mean that the vessel could not be finished before August 1, 1900 at the earliest. Elmore was scheduled to make its trial trip on September 15, 1900, Samuel Elmore came to Portland to be on board for the occasion. According to a news report in 1900, Sue H. Elmore was 100 feet long, 21 foot beam, with a maximum draft, when loaded, of 8 feet; the steamer measured out at 131 net tons. Tonnage was a measure of carrying capacity and not of weight.
The official figures for the vessel were somewhat different, giving a length of 90.7 feet, beam of 23.8, depth of hold of 8.0 feet. When unloaded Sue H. Elmore drew 5.5 feet of water forward and 8.0 feet aft. When loaded, the vessel drew 8 feet forward and 10 feet aft; the engine, built by Willamette Iron and Steel Works, was a fore and aft compound condensing type steam engine, with cylinder sizes of 10, 20 and 20 inches and a 20-inch stroke, generating 100 nominal horsepower and 300 indicated horsepower, could turn the propeller shaft at 125 revolutions per minute. The boiler installed in 1900 was larger than usual, generated steam at 150 pounds of pressure. An electric lighting plant was installed. In 1919, if not before, the vessel was an oil-burner; the ship had double steam winches mounted both fore and aft, cargo ports, the latest freight handling machinery. Three life boats of a type considered modern and improved were carried, as well as a life raft; the ship carried patent anchors, had an auxiliary schooner sailing rig, was fitted with towing bits.
Cruising speed downriver on the Columbia was said to have been maintained at 10 knots. The average speed however was stated in 1917 to be 9 knots. In 1914 a new boiler was installed; the new boiler, made by Kingsford Foundry & Machine Works, was a Scotch marine type, 8 feet long and 10.5 feet in diameter, generated steam at 160 pounds working pressure. The interior of the vessel, when new, was said to have been "arranged with excellent taste" and there were sufficient staterooms to accommodate 25 passengers; the official merchant registry number was 116997. The vessel's flag recognition signal letters were K. Q. H. W. On Friday afternoon, at 4:00 pm, September 21, 1900, Elmore arrived at Astoria from Portland, where the new steamer attracted attention; the steamer tied up at the wharf of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company on the 22nd, was scheduled to start regular freight and passenger service the following day, September 23, 1900, between Astoria and Tillamook. Captain Schrader was in command of the ship at that time.
In one its first runs from Tillamook, the Elmore arrived in Astoria on the morning of October 1, 1900, with 1100 cases of salmon, 500 boxes of butter and about 200 cases of cheese. Captain Schrader is reported to have said. In May 1901, the Pacific Navigation Company, operating the steamers Sue H. Elmore and the W. H. Harrison, was the only shipping line
Robin Thomas is a mathematician working in graph theory at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Thomas received his doctorate in 1985 from Charles University in Prague, under the supervision of Jaroslav Nešetřil, he joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 1989, is now a Regents' Professor there. Thomas was awarded the Fulkerson Prize for outstanding papers in discrete mathematics twice, in 1994 as co-author of a paper on the Hadwiger conjecture, in 2009 for the proof of the strong perfect graph theorem. In 2011 he was awarded the Karel Janeček Foundation Neuron Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society, he was named a SIAM Fellow in 2018. Personal homepage of Robin Thomas
Parris Lynell Fluellen, better known as Cha Cha now goes by Parris Franz, is an American rapper, radio personality and actress formally signed to Epic Records. Cha Cha was born and raised in Detroit with twin sisters and began rapping at 10, she attended Cass Technical High School. Discovered by DUQ entertainment/Quincy Sims, Cha Cha signed a deal with Epic Records after making guest appearances on the Hav Plenty soundtrack, Tash's Rap Life and Shae Jones' Talk Show in 1998 and 1999. While with Epic, Cha Cha released her debut album, Dear Diary; the album was full of high-profile guest appearances ranging from Nas to Juvenile and spawned a single entitled "New Millennium", however the album failed to sell well, only making it 86 on the Billboard's R&B chart. After being dropped from Epic, Cha Cha resurfaced on several of Royce da 5'9"'s releases, appearing on his mixtapes Build and Destroy and M. I. C. (Make It Count, as well as on his second studio album, Death Is Certain in 2004. Parris Franz was Radio One for a few years.
She was the most requested to host parties and events such as the Super Bowl XL, The Red Bull Soundclash, awards shows and private events for Joe Dumars. Parris Franz attended Michigan State University, she wrote several episodes. On she appear on "Office Outbreak" as a news reporter name "Sasha", "Stomp The Yard 2: Homecoming" as a dancer, "Chocolate City" as a club patron, "Entourage" as a "Rave Promoter" and "A Day Of Trouble" as "Jennifer", she starred in television shows include "Meet the Browns" as a patient, "Christmas Cupid", Lifetime show "A Cross To Bear" as "Tasha". Parris Franz has co-starred in films and short films such as "This Time", Soul Kittens Cabaret and more, she was the lead role as "Mari Rodriguez" for a stage play entitled, "A. I. M.: Angry Insecure Men", written and directed by Angel Terron. The stage play turned into a film with her starring as the lead, she was landed a role in a hit stage play "My Brother Marvin: The Marvin Gaye Story" and in a role on rapper Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur entitled.
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Mount King, New South Wales is a civil parish of Poole County in far North West New South Wales, located at. The Geography, of Mt King is the flat, arid landscape of the Channel Country but includes a series of mesa known as the "Jump ups" for which it is named. Mt King is to the west of the Silver City Highway and lies within the Sturt National Park; the Queensland-New South Wales border forms the northern boundary of the parish, marked by The Dingo Fence. The parish has a Köppen climate classification of BWh; the County is inhabited with a population density of less than 1 person per 150 km² and the landscape is a flat arid scrubland. The parish is the traditional lands of the Karengali people. Charles Sturt explored the area in 1845; the Mount King Station was established in the latter half of the 19th century, is today one of seven former cattle stations in the Sturt National Park