A listener from Volo asks Lin a very timely question, “What is the significance of the number forty?” Outside of the obvious answer that it is the number of years WXRT has been around, the number forty has cultural significance many people overlook.
For most adults, your fortieth year is considered a rite of passage. Once you reach the golden age of forty, it is then appropriate to make a mad dash to the medicine cabinet on a daily basis. Back in the 1950′s, Program Directors and those in the music industry decided to track the popularity of music by creating a list of the Top 40 songs, giving birth to the Top 40 format.
Lin’s Bin- Forty [DOWNLOAD]