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Program Description:

Alt Universe Top 40 is an hour-long chart nerd’s fantasy show that currently broadcasts on Shortwave.  Every episode contains a “real-life” number 40, followed by a song that SHOULD have made it up to #20.  Then a real-life #11, followed by a song that SHOULD have made the Top 10.  Then a real #9, followed by something that is “modern and great, and SHOULD have reached #8,” meaning it is from 2000 or newer.  Then, our “little slice of heaven at #7” features a blues, jazz, or rockabilly pioneer.  Then we have a “bonus” hit at #6, which is usually an AOR track that didn’t do well as a single, followed by a #5 that almost always is somehow connected, within a step or two, to my own music career.  At #4 we have a song that did better in the UK than the US, followed by a “3 from WAY downtown,” a feature of the place or studio where the song originated.  At #2 we always play a song that SHOULD have reached #1, and the pinnacle is our “Hall of Perfection Track,” the description of which speaks for itself!  It is a fun hour, full of real statistics, and, of course, the host’s own opinion!

Program Time Length: One hour

Day and Time Available to Stations: There is a backlog of 91 shows already recorded, most of which can easily be converted to “evergreen” status immediately upon sending.

Program Frequency: Weekly

Program Contains Explicit Language/Content: No

Program is Doing Music Reporting for Syndication: No

Program Has Underwriting Announcements: No

Program Contains Sponsorship/Donation Information or Request: No

Program Website Has Products/Services for Sale or Accepts Donations: No

Program Has Pledge Drive Editions or Pitches Available: No

Program Has Pledge Drive Premiums Available: No

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Program Contact if Stations Have Questions: John (email: