Top 40 Coast to Coast

Top 40 Coast to Coast

Top 40 Coast to Coast

About Top 40 Coast to Coast

Jonathan Apple


In the late fifties, my interest in Rock ‘n’ Roll began when my sister and her friends danced in our basement to their favorite records. After playing radio disc jockey in our basement with my friend Von,

I moved up to the “BIG” time as a volunteer “newsreader” in Muncie, Indiana at WBST-FM while attending Ball State University                 (“Go Cardinals! – The meanest bird on the football field or basketball court”) To this day, I can still remember the face of the audio engineer on the other side of the studio glass window as I pronounced “Tucson”, Arizona as “Tuck-sun.”  Oops!

My first professional radio job was in Muncie, Indiana, as the weekend newsman at the Top 40 radio station, WERK-AM where I was “One of the men at WERK!”  Instead of reporting the news, I really wanted to “spin” the Top 40 Hits.  Up the road, in New Castle, Indiana was my first chance to do that at WCTW-AM.

Since the late 1960s, I have been a D.J. at many Top 40 radio stations from small to large markets including…

WCVS-AM Springfield, IL (When I accepted the job over the phone, I could have sworn the guy said he was calling from W “CBS”.)

KELi-AM Tulsa, Oklahoma (The Famous Satellite Studios at the Tulsa State Fair Grounds)

WCOF-FM (“Coast 107.3”) Tampa Bay, Florida (Worked with the Legendary Scott Robbins)

WSUN-FM (“Oldies 97.1”) Tampa Bay, Florida (Back with Scott again!)

WRQQ-FM (“Oldies 97.1”) Nashville, Tennessee (Broadcasting from the historic Music Row)

After tiring of working for “the man”, I purchased my own radio station WWON-AM in Waynesboro, Tennessee.  On the first day, I flipped the format from Country to “BIG Oldies 930” featuring         Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel.

In addition to being a live, on-the-air D.J., I’ve spent the last 25 years syndicating my own program “Oldies Coast-to-Coast”™ specializing in ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s Rock ‘n’ Roll, aired on many radio stations across the U.S.A.  The National Top 40 Hall of Fame and Radio Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee selected me to develop a new syndicated program, Top 40 Coast-to-Coast™ featuring                 “America’s All-Star Classic Hits”™ of the ‘60s, ‘70s & ‘80s broadcasting from the historic              WFLI-AM-FM “BIG JET-FLI” studios.

At Top 40 Coast-to-Coast™ we’re stuck in the Classic Hits of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and we love it!  I know you do, too.       So, every week, roll down your car window and crank up your car radio with Top 40 Coast-to-Coast™ - America’s All-Star Classic Hits Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Show™

If you know of a Classic Hits radio station that’s not broadcasting Top 40 Coast-to-Coast™ please ask  them to contact me.

Great Rock ‘n’ Roll…just like it used to be!™

Jonathan Apple

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