The Time Zone Top 40

The Time Zone Top 40 is the 40 top-selling music tracks in Australia exactly forty years ago, to the day.

They said it couldn’t be done, but, with the help of Main-frame Hal and your memories, 88.9 FM has created a time machine.
We’re still working on forward, and our time machine only goes back forty years.
However, it works, and we’ve called it the Time Zone Top 40.
Like to travel back to this day in 1974?
Dollars and cents were quite new but Pounds, shillings and pence were still around. We also had changed to Celsius temperatures, so thirty-eight degrees sounded very cold. But of course The Top 40 was hot!
Petrol was less than three bob a gallon.
In 1974 we felt the beginnings of climate change with two destructive cyclones, Wanda in January and Tracy in December. Wanda devastated south-east Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Tracy almost annihilated Darwin.
Lake Eyre flooded the heaviest in 500 years.
Two soapies commenced on television: the Box and the Class of ’74.
Think Big won the Melbourne Cup and Apollo took out line honours in the Sydney to Hobart classic.
Remember 1974? Want to go back?
OK. Stay tuned, and step aboard the Time Zone Top 40 with flight captain Robyne.
Then close your eyes, think back to this day forty years ago, and listen to this!

There are two ways to listen online:

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