There was a death in the radio business Monday. Tom Rounds, the producer who created the iconic American Top 40 radio show in 1970, passed away at age 77.
With Casey Kasem has the program’s host and with Rounds serving as the man behind the man behind the mic, American Top 40 debuted on July 4, 1970, and eventually became a ubiquitous fixture on hundreds of radio stations around the world. Listening to the show became a weekly ritual for untold millions. Reruns can still be heard on various SiriusXM channels.
Billboard has this tribute to Rounds. (Thanks to Dave for the link.)