Saturday 3pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

August 25, 2018
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Join Ron Kovacs 3pm ET for the Top 40 Hits from August 24, 1974.

Wednesday 2pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

August 22, 2018
Editor In Chief

Today we feature the Top 40 Hits from AUgust 27, 1983.  Join Ron Kovacs 2pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Tuesday 2pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

August 21, 2018
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Today we feature the Top 40 Hits from August 22, 1987.  Join Ron Kovacs 2pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Friday 2pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

August 17, 2018
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This edition of the Classic Countdown features the Top 40 Hits from August 17, 1985.  Hosted by Ron Kovacs

Feature Year: 1997 9pm ET

November 4, 2012
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This edition of Feature Year looks at the hits and tunes of 1997.

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January 1 – Townes Van Zandt, American folk singer (b. 1944) Died
January 5 – Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (b. 1912) Died
January 23 – Richard Berry African-American singer and composer (b. 1935) Died
January 31 – Johnny Klein, American drummer (b. 1918) Died
February 13 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
February 23 – Tony Williams, American musician (b. 1945) Died
February 28 – North Hollywood shootout: Two robbers wearing kevlar body armor armed with AK-47s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparked debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
March 9 – The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972) Died
March 10 – La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929) Died
March 17 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957) Died
April 8 – Laura Nyro, American singer and composer (b. 1947) Died
April 19 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (b. 1958) Died
April 21 – A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.
April 27 – Andrew Cunanan murders Jeffrey Trail, beginning a murder spree that lasts until July and ends with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
June 6 – In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.
June 13 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
June 21 – Rebecca Black, American singer
June 28 – Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907) Died
July 1 – The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
July 15 – Spree killer Andrew Cunanan shoots fashion designer Gianni Versace to death outside Versace’s Miami, Florida residence.
July 16 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow’s first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its value in 30 months.
July 17 – The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
August 10 – Conlon Nancarrow, American-born composer (b. 1912) Died
August 16 – Greyson Chance, American singer, songwriter and pianist
August 21 – Be Here Now, the third album from English rock band Oasis, becomes the fastest selling album in UK history.
August 31 – Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 3:00 am.
September 6 – The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey, watched by over 2 billion people worldwide.
September 18 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American blues singer (b. 1920) Died
September 19 – Rich Mullins, American musician (b. 1955) Died
October 5 – Arthur Tracy, American singer (b. 1899) Died
October 12 – John Denver, American musician (b. 1943) Died
October 19 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist (b. 1947) Died
November 1 – Alex Wolff, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
November 12 – Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.
November 15 – Saul Chaplin, American composer (b. 1912)
November 22 – Michael Hutchence, Australian musician, INXS (b. 1960) Died
December 2 – Michael Hedges, American composer and guitarist (b. 1953) Died
December 19 – James Cameron’s Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time until his other film Avatar, premieres in the US.
December 21 – Amie Comeaux, American country singer (b. 1976) Died

Feature Year: 1986 6pm ET

October 22, 2012
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This edition features the hits and tunes of 1986.

January 2 – Trombone Shorty, American jazz musician
January 3 – Lloyd, American R&B recording artist
January 6 – Alex Turner, English musician, member of Arctic Monkeys
January 9 – After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves the instant camera business.
January 19 – The first PC virus, Brain, starts to spread.
January 28 – STS-51-L: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe
February 21 – Charlotte Church, Welsh singer, actress and television presenter
February 23 – Skylar Grey, American musician
March 3 – Stacie Orrico, American singer
March 4 – Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943) Died
March 4 – Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936) Died
March 31 – O’Kelly Isley, American singer of The Isley Brothers (b. 1937) Died
April 1 – Hillary Scott, American singer/songwriter (Lady Antebellum)
April 2 – Lee DeWyze, American singer/songwriter
April 21 – Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s secret vault on The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault, discovering only a bottle of moonshine.
April 23 – Harold Arlen, American music composer (b. 1905) Died
April 27 – “Captain Midnight” interrupts the HBO satellite feed.
May 19 – Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931) Died
May 25 – Hands Across America: At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.
May 27 – the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
June 13 – Benny Goodman, American jazz musician (b. 1909) Died
June 17 – Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907) Died
June 27 – Drake Bell, American actor and singer
June 27 – Kellie Pickler, American singer
July 3 – Rudy Vallée, American singer, actor, and bandleader (b. 1901) Died
July 5 – Adam Young, American singer
July 31 – Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (b. 1912) Died
August 21 – Thad Jones, American jazz musician (b. 1923) Died
August 26 – Cassie Ventura, American pop and R&B singer
August 27 – Mario, R&B singer and actor
August 30 – Ryan Ross, guitarist (Panic at the Disco)
August 30 – Theo Hutchcraft, British pop musician
September 8 – The worldwide premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show
September 27 – Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962) Died
October 7 – Slayer releases their album Reign in Blood
October 22 – In New York City, WNBC Radio’s traffic helicopter crashes into the Hudson River, killing traffic reporter Jane Dornacker. The last words heard on-the-air were Dornacker’s screams of terror, “Hit the water! Hit the water! Hit the water!”
Ovtober 27 – World Series: The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. This is the second world series title in the Mets franchise. It is also remembered for Game 6, when Bill Buckner lets a routine ground ball hit by Mookie Wilson roll through his legs, letting the Mets win and pull even with the Red Sox in the series.
October 28 – Tamar Kaprelian, Armenian American musician and singer
November 12 – Australian singer John Farnham releases the album Whispering Jack, which becomes the highest selling album in Australia’s history.
November 22 – Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
November 22 – Scatman Crothers, American actor, musician (b. 1910)
November 25 – Katie Cassidy, American singer and model
December 2 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor (b. 1917)

Feature Year: 1978 6pm ET

August 13, 2012
Editor In Chief

This edition of Feature Year takes you back to 1978.

January 1 – The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law.
January 9 – AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
January 23 – Terry Kath, American rock musician (Chicago) (b. 1946) Died
February 1 – Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
February 5–February 7 – The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 hits the New England region and the New York metropolitan area, killing about 100 and causing over US$520 million in damage.
February 22 – Jenny Frost, English singer (Atomic Kitten)
March 6 – American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
March 10 – Benjamin Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
April 7 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the neutron bomb – a weapon which kills people with radiation but leaves buildings relatively intact.
April 7 – Duncan James, English singer (Blue)
April 9 – Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club 7)
April 28 – Nate Richert, American musician and former actor
May 1 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (b. 1903) Died
May 5 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds gets his 3,000th major league hit.
May 21 – Adam Gontier, lead singer of Canadian band Three Days Grace
May 23 – Scott Raynor, Drummer and founding member of Blink-182
June 12 – Serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 365 years in prison.
June 29 – Nicole Scherzinger, American pop lead singer (Pussycat Dolls)
July 20 – Elliott Yamin, American singer
August 4 – Frank Fontaine, American comedian and singer (b. 1920) Died
August 6 – Pope Paul VI dies in Castelgandolfo.
August 6 – Freeway, American rapper
August 7 – Eddie Calvert, American musician (b. 1922) Died
August 24 – Louis Prima, Italian-American singer and actor (b. 1910) Died
August 26 – Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.
August 30 – Swizz Beatz, American record producer and rapper
September 7 – Keith Moon, English drummer (The Who) (b. 1946) Died
September 12 – Ruben Studdard, American singer
September 24 – Ruth Etting, American singer (b. 1896) Died
September 28 – Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days of papacy.
October 9 – Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
October 16 – Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I as the 264th pope. He is the first Polish pope in history.
October 23 – Maybelle Carter, American singer (b. 1909) Died
October 28 – Justin Guarini, American singer
October 30 – Matthew Morrison, American actor and singer
November 7 – Mark Read, English singer (A1)
November 9 – Sisqó, American actor and singer
November 19 – Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician & singer
December 13 – The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.
December 21 – Shaun Morgan, lead singer of South African band Seether

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