KTKT's Top 99 of 1978

KTKT, 990 on the AM dial, was the top-rated station in Tucson for twenty years, from the time Frank Kalil launched the Color Radio Top 40 format in 1957 until FM radio rose to prominence in 1977. In researching the 1978 Hideaway 100, I came across the best example of a radio station tribute site, I've yet o encounter - the great KTKT tribute site, KTKT99.COM (WARNING! A vintage station ID sound clip will greet you at maximum volume), which is the source of all the scans in today's post. 
In 1978, KTKT was the Tucson affiliate of American Top 40, broadcasting it on Sunday nights though on the back of the survey (right) from April 4, 1978, Casey Kasem's name was misspelled. By October 1978, the American Top 40 three-hour weekly countdown show was expanded to four hours and Kasem's name was still not corrected on the station's weekly survey (below left), though it was a different misspelling from the previous one.
Among the concerts KTKT featured on the back of their weekly surveys were WAR; Hall & Oates with opening act City Boy of Mutt Lange-produced "" fame; Yvonne Elliman and Santa Esmeralda; The Beach Boys; Yes with opening acts Johnny Winter and Ace; and Heart with special guest Firefall. KTKT alternatley billed itself as The Concert Connection and THE Station With The Concerts.
It's a beautiful day here in the Old Pueblo so me and the dudes are going to count down KTKT's Top 99 of 1978 from the KTKT Super Van in the El Con Mall west parking lot, by Levy's. I mean Wal-Mart.

99Fool (If You Think It's Over)Chris Rea
98We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye AgainEngland Dan & John Ford Coley
97Sweet LifePaul Davis
96Alive AgainChicago
95My Angel BabyToby Beau
94Who Are YouThe Who
93Imaginary LoverAtlanta Rhythm Section
92Turn To StoneElectric Light Orchestra
91You Needed MeAnne Murray
90Love Is In The AirJohn Paul Young
89RunawayJefferson Starship
88The Way You Do The Things You DoRita Coolidge
87On BroadwayGeorge Benson
86Macho ManVillage People
85Got To Get You Into My LifeEarth, Wind & Fire
84Hollywood NightsBob Seger
83Dance With MePeter Brown
82(Our Love) Don't Throw It All AwayAndy Gibb
81Time PassagesAl Stewart
80CopacabanaBarry Manilow
79Hopelessly Devoted To YouOlivia Newton-John
78Magnet And SteelWalter Egan
77Sweet Talkin' WomanElectric Light Orchestra
76Dance, Dance, DanceChic
75Beast Of BurdenRolling Stones
74Ready To Take A Chance AgainBarry Manilow
73Sometimes When We TouchDan Hill
72Short PeopleRandy Newman
71Come Sail AwayStyx
70Disco InfernoThe Trammps
69Our LoveNatalie Cole
68An Everlasting LoveAndy Gibb
67Hold The LineToto
66Running On EmptyJackson Browne
65Sentimental LadyBob Welch
64Love Is Like OxygenSweet
63Come TogetherAerosmith
62Count On MeJefferson Starship
61King TutSteve Martin
60Get OffFoxy
59The Groove LineHeatwave
58Ebony EyesBob Welch
57Goodbye GirlDavid Gates
56Last DanceDonna Summer
55PegSteely Dan
54Take A Chance On MeAbba
53Right Down The LineGerry Rafferty
52Don't Look BackBoston
51Le FreakChic
50MacArthur ParkDonna Summer
49Don't Want To Live Without ItPablo Cruise
48I Just Wanna StopGino Vannelli
47My LifeBilly Joel
46You Don't Bring Me FlowersBarbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
45ShameEvelyn "Champagne" King
44How Much I FeelAmbrosia
43It's A HeartacheBonnie Tyler
42Baby Hold OnEddie Money
41Bluer Than BlueMichael Johnson
40Strange WayFirefall
39Double VisionForeigner
38Still The SameBob Seger
37She's Always A WomanBilly Joel
36You Belong To MeCarly Simon
35Back In The U.S.A./White Rhythm & BluesLinda Ronstadt
34I Go CrazyPaul Davis
33Life's Been GoodJoe Walsh
32Feels So GoodChuck Mangione
31Use Ta Be My GirlO'Jays
30Lay Down SallyEric Clapton
29The Closer I Get To YouRoberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
28Baby Come BackPlayer
27Too Much, Too Little, Too LateJohnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
26You're In My HeartRod Stewart
25You're The One That I WantOlivia Newton-John & John Travolta
24(Love Is) Thicker Than WaterAndy Gibb
23Two Out Of Three Ain't BadMeat Loaf
22Summer NightsOlivia Newton-John & John Travolta
21Love Will Find A WayPablo Cruise
20Boogie Oogie OogieA Taste Of Honey
19GreaseFrankie Valli
18Hot BloodedForeigner
17We Will Rock You/We Are The ChampionsQueen
16ReminiscingLittle River Band
15If I Can't Have YouYvonne Elliman
14Can't Smile Without YouBarry Manilow
13With A Little LuckWings
12Whenever I Call You "Friend"Kenny Loggins
11Dust In The WindKansas
10Miss YouRolling Stones
9EmotionSamantha Sang
8Hot Child In The CityNick Gilder
7Baker StreetGerry Rafferty
6Just The Way You AreBilly Joel
5Kiss You All OverExile
4Shadow DancingAndy Gibb
3Three Times A LadyCommodores
2Stayin' AliveBee Gees
1Night FeverBee Gees

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Thanks to C.J. Brown

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