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Top 40

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In the music industry, the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre. [1]

16 relations: American Top 40, Billboard Hot 100, Cassette single, CD single, Contemporary hit radio, Disc jockey, KCRO, Mainstream Top 40, Music genre, Music industry, Omaha, Nebraska, Payola, Popular music, Radio format, Record chart, Todd Storz.

American Top 40

American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally syndicated, independent song countdown radio program created by Casey Kasem, Don Bustany, Tom Rounds and Ron Jacobs.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Cassette single

A cassette single (CS, also known by the trademark "Cassingle" or capitalized as the trademark "Cassette Single") is a music single in the form of a Compact Cassette.

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CD single

A CD single (sometimes abbreviated to CDS) is a music single in the form of a compact disc.

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Contemporary hit radio

Contemporary hit radio (also known as CHR, contemporary hits, hit list, current hits, hit music, top 40, or pop radio) is a radio format that is common in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, and the Philippines, that focuses on playing current and recurrent popular music as determined by the top 40 music charts.

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Disc jockey

A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.

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KCRO (660 AM) is an Omaha, Nebraska area Salem Communications-owned Christian radio station.

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Mainstream Top 40

Mainstream Top 40 (also called Pop Songs on billboard.com and sometimes referred to as Top 40/CHR) is a 40-song music chart published weekly by ''Billboard'' Magazine which ranks the most popular songs being played on a panel of Top 40 radio stations in the United States.

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Music genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.

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Music industry

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that earn money by creating new songs and pieces and selling live concerts and shows, audio and video recordings, compositions and sheet music, and the organizations and associations that aid and represent music creators.

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Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County.

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Payola, in the music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on commercial radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast, without announcing this prior to broadcast.

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Popular music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Radio format

A radio format or programming format (not to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station.

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Record chart

A record chart, also called a music chart, is a ranking of recorded music according to certain criteria during a given period of time.

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Todd Storz

Robert Todd Storz (May 8, 1924 – April 13, 1964) headed a very successful chain of American radio broadcasting stations and is generally credited with being the foremost innovator of the Top 40 radio format.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_40

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