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American Top 40 (usually abbreviated to AT40) is a syndicated radio program. AT40 was created by Casey Kasem in 1970. Kasem hosted American Top 40 between July 4, 1970 and August 6, 1988. Shadoe Stevens took over from August 13, 1988 to January 1995. Kasem began hosting again in 1998. On January 10, 2004, Ryan Seacrest took over the radio program.

The radio show was originally a production for Watermark, Inc. (later a member of ABC Radio known as ABC Watermark).

Hip hop music was played on the AT40 mostly in the late 1980s and 1990s. It continues now.

In the 1970s, disco music aired on AT40.

No song began at #1.

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