Life After the Black Sox - A Collaborative TL (with a Twist that Is)

RECAPPING PRO FOOTBALL FOR 1982

THE WORLD FOOTBALL LEAGUE

ROOKIE DRAFT

North Dakota RB Milson Jones who came from Jamaica was chosen as the Top Draft Choice in the 1982 WFL Draft by the Iowa Barnstormers, Chip Banks (LB) was 2nd in which he is chosen to the Detroit Wheels, The Dallas Wranglers got SS Floyd Mulligan on #3, Followed by the Chicago Winds as they got DT Joe Nash from Boston College and the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

FINAL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

Atlantic: Philadelphia Bell (10-6), Ottawa Canadians (10-6), New York Knights (9-7), Buffalo Stampeders (8-8), Boston Breakers (7-9)
Northern: Cincinnati Kings (11-5), Detroit Wheels (9-7), Indianapolis Checkers (7-9), Milwaukee Coopers (6-10), Chicago Winds (2-14)
Southeast: Birmingham Vulcans (9-7), Norfolk Neptunes (9-7), Memphis Pharoahs (9-7), Orlando Thunder (7-9)

Western Conference

Southwest: San Antonio Defenders (14-2), Phoenix Firebirds (9-7), Mexico City Diablos (9-7), Dallas Wranglers (9-7), Oklahoma City Outlaws (8-8)
Central: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-7), Omaha Interstaters (8-8), Kansas City Jazz (5-11), Iowa Barnstormers (3-13)
Pacific: Vancouver Seahawks (13-3), San Diego Destroyers (8-8), Oakland Condors (7-9), Los Angeles Express (5-11), Hawaiian Tropics (4-12)

PLAYOFFS

Eastern Quarterfinal: Ottawa def. Norfolk 26-23
Western Quarterfinal: Mexico City def. Phoenix 27-24
Eastern Semi-Final: Ottawa def. Cincinnati 34-20, Birmingham def. Philadelphia 41-30
Western Semi-Final: San Antonio def. Mexico City 31-3, Winnipeg def. Vancouver 24-10
Eastern Championship: Ottawa def. Birmingham 31-24
Western Championship: San Antonio def. Winnipeg 44-24
WFL Championship (at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio, TX): San Antonio def. Ottawa 20-10
WFL All-Star Game (at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena): West def. East 24-10

LEAGUE LEADERS

Passing Yards - Ken Anderson (Philadelphia) 4,200
Passing TD's - Ken Anderson (Philadelphia) 37
Passing Rating - Ken Anderson (Philadelphia) 102.4
Rushing Yards - Tony Dorsett (Boston) 1,894
Receiving Yards - Stanley Morgan (Omaha) 1,704
Total Points - William Scoggins (Vancouver) 157
Tackles - Randy Gradishar (Vancouver) 120
Sacks - Timothy Simpkins (Norfolk) 19
Interceptions - Harold Woods (Orlando) 7

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

ROOKIE DRAFT

The Philadelphia Eagles got the Top Pick select Rod Connop (C) from Wilfrid Laurier however the Oilers went 3rd in the NFL Draft they got LB Chip Banks from USC followed by the next 2 picks in which they are all LB's Bruce Scholtz to New Orleans and Andre Tippett to Miami.

FINAL STANDINGS

American Football Conference

East: New York Giants (9-7), Philadelphia Eagles (9-7), Montreal Beavers (8-8), Washington Red Wolves (7-9), Dallas Texans (6-10)
Central: Cleveland Browns (11-5), Cincinnati Bengals (11-5), New Orleans Saints (11-5), Baltimore Colts (6-10), Pittsburgh Steelers (5-11)
West: Los Angeles Rams (11-5), San Francisco 49ers (10-6), Seattle Kings (6-10), Portland Lumberjacks (3-13)

National Football Conference

East: Boston Patriots (10-6), Brooklyn Bulls (9-7), Toronto Mounties (8-8), Miami Dolphins (6-10), Atlanta Falcons (5-11)
Central: Houston Oilers (11-5), Green Bay Packers (10-6), Chicago Bears (9-7), Detroit Lions (6-10)
West: Denver Broncos (12-4), Los Angeles Chargers (10-6), St. Louis Steamers (6-10), Las Vegas Rattlers (5-11), Sacramento Redwoods (4-12)

PLAYOFFS

Eastern Quarterfinal: Cincinnati def. New Orleans 52-34
Western Quarterfinal: Green Bay def. LA Chargers 24-10
Eastern Semi-Final: Cleveland def. Cincinnati 35-14, NY Giants def. LA Rams 28-24
Western Semi-Final: Denver def. Green Bay 37-3, Houston def. Boston 28-24
Eastern Championship: NY Giants def. Cleveland 45-21
Western Championship: Denver def. Houston 24-14
NFL Championship (at Mile High Stadium in Denver, CO): Denver def. NY Giants 28-26
Pro Bowl (at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, ON): AFC def. NFC 27-10

LEAGUE LEADERS

Passing Yards - Archie Manning (Cleveland) 4,713
Passing TD's - Archie Manning (Cleveland) 39
Passing Rating - Archie Manning (Cleeland) 94.2
Rushing Yards - Wilbert Montgomery (Atlanta) 1,690
Receiving Yards - Abel Marks (Montreal) 1,669
Total Points - Tim Mazzetti (Cincinnati) 147
Tackles - Jack Lambert (San Francisco) 137
Sacks - Randy Payne (Dallas) & Leeroy Selmon (San Francisco) 14
Interceptions - Lyle Blackwood (Las Vegas) 9
 
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Also Happening for Pro Football in 1982

The World Football League had TV Deals for FOX & ABC to broadcast games however for ABC in 1982, They've Started to use these theme music for Game Coverage
(Note: The Theme Music ITTL was actually the theme music for the USFL on ABC which was first used in 1983 IOTL)

But Next Year, ESPN will broadcast the World Football League with this intro
(Note: All The Openings You See ITTL were actually Intros for the USFL on ESPN from 1983 to 1985 however the 1983 intro will be used for the 1983 WFL Season, the 1984 Intro will be used for the 1984 WFL Season and the 1985 Intro will be used for the 1985-1986 WFL Season)
 
What about Tennessee? There are some changes TTL:

Nashville/Jackson:
2-WTVF (CBS)
4-WNGE (NBC)
5-WZTV (FOX)
7-WSM-TV (ABC)
9-WCAY-TV (ATN)
11-WNAB (TriNet)
13-WDCN (PBS)

Memphis:
3-WREG (CBS)
6-WMC-TV (NBC)
8-WHBQ (ABC)
10-WKNO (PBS)
12-WPTY (FOX)
15-WMKW (ATN/TriNet)

Knoxville:
3-WTVK (NBC)
6-WATE (ABC)
8-WETP (PBS)
10-WBIR (CBS)
12-WKCH (FOX)
15-WINT (TriNet)

Bluefield/Tri-Cities:
2-WJHL (CBS)
4-WCYB (NBC)
5-WEMT (FOX)
7-WOAY-TV (ABC)
9-WVVA (ATN)
11-WJHL (TriNet)
13-WETP (PBS)
 
Let's do some practical trick/change on Colorado:

Denver:
2-KMGH (CBS)
4-KOA-TV/KCNC (NBC)
5-KTVD/KDVR (FOX)
7-KBTV/KUSA (ABC)
9-KCDO/KTVD (ATN)
11-KWGN (TriNet)
13-KRMA (PBS)

Colorado Springs:
3-KOAA (NBC)
6-KKTV (CBS)
8-KXRM (FOX)
10-KTSC (PBS)
12-KRDO (ABC)

And Wyoming:
Cheyenne:
3-KFCT (FOX)
6-KGWN (CBS)
8-KWYP (PBS)
10-KWYG (FOX)
12-KCHY (NBC)

For Nebraska:
Omaha:
3-KMTV (NBC)
6-WOWT (CBS)
8-KETV (ABC)
10-KPTM (FOX)
12-KYNE (PBS)
16-KXVO (ATN)

Lincoln:
2-KOLN (CBS)
4-KSNB (NBC)
5-KFXL (FOX)
7-KLKN (ABC)
9-KLCN (ATN)
11-KFDY (TriNet)
13-KUON (PBS)

And South Carolina, for example:
Charleston/Myrtle Beach:
2-WCSC (CBS)
4-WCBD (ABC)
5-WTAT (FOX)
7-WCIV (ABC)
9-WCTP (ATN)
11-WBTW (TriNet)
13-WITV (PBS)

Columbia, SC/Savannah, GA:
3-WACH (FOX)
6-WLTX (CBS)
8-WOLO (ABC)
10-WIS (NBC)
12-WXGA (PBS)

So, "Turn to 4" could be the first ever news theme to hit the Rhythm Radio Countdown charts.
 
THE FINAL WINNERS OF 1982 IN THE NASCAR COCA-COLA CUP SERIES REGULAR SEASON

Starbucks Coffee 300 - Tim Richmond
Goodyear Ohio Grand Prix - Ron Bouchard
Gabriel 400 - Tim Richmond
Mountain Dew 500 - Tim Richmond
Talladega 500 - Bill Elliott
Champion Spark Plug 400 - Tim Richmond
Busch Volunteer 500 - Dale Earnhardt
Coca-Cola 400 - Ricky Rudd

1982 NASCAR COCA-COLA CUP SERIES REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION: Tim Richmond (Qualified for the #1 Seed in the 1982 Playoffs)
ALSO CLINCHED IN THE FINAL 16: Terry Labonte, Frank Warren, Jody Ridley, JD McDuffie, Geoff Bodine, Ricky Rudd, David Pearson, DK Ulrich, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Morgan Shepherd, RIchard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Harry Gant & Bobby Issac

#1'S ON RHYTHM RADIO FOR THE NEXT 13 WEEKS OF 1982

July 10, 1982
AT40: "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League (2nd Week)
ACC: "Any Day Now" by Ronnie Milsap
RRC: "Turn to 4" by Frank Gari (the theme/image campaign for KNBT in San Francisco, NBC O&O on Channel 4, a.k.a. "Turn to News" just got charted in the Rhythm Radio in which he got charted for the First Time in 21 Years since he made it to the Billboard Charts in 1961 with "Utopia", "Lullaby of Love" and "Princess")

July 17, 1982
AT40: "Don't You Want Me" by The Human League (3rd Week)
ACC: "Any Day Now" by Ronnie Milsap (2nd Week)
RRC: "Turn to 4" by Frank Gari (2nd Week)

July 24, 1982
AT40: "Hurts So Good" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp
ACC: "Till You're Gone" by Barbara MandrelL
RRC: "Turn to 4" by Frank Gari (3rd Week)

July 31, 1982
AT40: "Hurts So Good" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (2nd Week)
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton
RRC: "Turn to 4" by Frank Gari (4th Week)

August 7, 1982
AT40: "Hurts So Good" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (3rd Week)
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton (2nd Week)
RRC: "Don't Stop Me Now" by The HartBreakers (from Hart High School in Newhall, CA) (LV: Donna Wolfe (also a Member of the Sound Vibrations from Hart HS for the '82-'83 Season) & Melissa Menzies) (Previously Sung by Queen)

August 14, 1982
AT40: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton (3rd Week)
RRC: "Don't Stop Me Now" by The HartBreakers (2nd Week)

August 21, 1982 (@Duc4AlternateHistory)
AT40: "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton (4th Week)
RRC: "Do the Donkey Kong" by Buckner & Garcia

August 28, 1982 (@Duc4AlternateHistory)
AT40: "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne (2nd Week)
ACC: "I Don't Care" by Ricky Skaggs
RRC: "Do the Donkey Kong" by Buckner & Garcia (2nd Week)

September 4, 1982
AT40: "Abracadabra" by The Pointer Sisters
ACC: "I Don't Care" by Ricky Staggs (2nd Week)
RRC: "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sisters (Remade by The Featherettes of Fremont High)

September 11, 1982 (@Duc4AlternateHistory)
AT40: "Only You" by Yazoo
ACC: "Honky Tonkin'" by Hank Williams Jr.
RRC: "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sisters (2nd Week)

September 18, 1982
AT40: "Only You" by Yazoo (2nd Week)
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia
RRC: "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" by Melissa Manchester

September 25, 1982
AT40: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia (2nd Week)
RRC: "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" by Melissa Manchester (2nd Week)

October 2, 1982
AT40: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (2nd Week)
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia (3rd Week)
RRC: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp

OTHER OTL AT40 HITS THAT ENTERED THE RHYTHM RADIO CHARTS IN THE 13 WEEKS ITTL
"Hard To Say I'm Sorry" by Chicago
"Eye In The Sky" by The Alan Parsons Project
"Who Can It Be Now?" by Men at Work
"Love Is In Control" by Donna Summer
"You Can Do Magic" by America
"I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald
"Only Time Will Tell" by Asia
"Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" by Jermaine Jackson
"Do You Wanna Touch Me" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
"Hold Me" by Fleetwood Mac
"Keep the Fire Burnin'" by REO Speedwagon
"Take It Away" by Paul McCartney
"Vacation" by The Go-Go's
"Rosanna" by Toto
"Even The Nights Are Better" by Air Supply
"Only The Lonely" by The Motels
"Let It Whip" by The Dazz Band
"Tainted Love" by Softcell
"Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" by Juice Newton
"Do I Do" by Stevie Wonder
"Caught Up In You" by .38 Special
"Personally" by Karla Bonoff
 
And now, the final 13 weeks of AT40/ACC/RRC:

AT40: "Everybody" by Madonna
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia (4th Week)
RRC: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (2nd Week)

AT40: "Everybody" by Madonna (2nd Week)
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia (5th Week)
RRC: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (3rd Week)

AT40: "Everybody" by Madonna (3rd Week)
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" / "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Dolly Parton
RRC: "Borrowed Time" by Diamond Head

AT40: "Everybody" by Madonna (4th Week)
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" / "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Dolly Parton (2nd Week)
RRC: "Black Widow" by Jefferson Starship

AT40: "1999" by Prince
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" / "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Dolly Parton (3rd Week)
RRC: "1999" by Prince

AT40: "1999" by Prince (2nd Week)
ACC: "Close Enough to Perfect" by Alabama
RRC: "1999" by Prince (2nd Week)

AT40: "1999" by Prince (3rd Week)
ACC: "You're So Good When You're Bad" by Charley Pride
RRC: "1999" by Prince (3rd Week)

AT40: "Cry Now, Laugh Later" by Grace Jones
ACC: "You're So Good When You're Bad" by Charley Pride (2nd Week)
RRC: "Master Man" by Eric Andrews

AT40: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
ACC: "You're So Good When You're Bad" by Charley Pride (3rd Week)
RRC: "Master Man" by Eric Andrews (2nd Week)

AT40: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (2nd Week)
ACC: "You and I" by Eddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle
RRC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson

AT40: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (3rd Week)
ACC: "Redneck Girl" by the Bellamy Brothers
RRC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (2nd Week)

AT40: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (4th Week)
ACC: "Redneck Girl" by the Bellamy Brothers (2nd Week)
RRC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson (3rd Week)

AT40: (Best of 1982) "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
ACC: (Best of 1982) "Nobody" by Sylvia
RRC: (Best of 1982) "1999" by Prince

And for new Washington/Oregon markets:
Seattle:
2-KIRO (CBS)
4-KING (NBC)
5-KCPQ (FOX)
7-KOMO (ABC)
9-KTZZ (ATN)
11-KSTW (TriNet)
13-KCTS (PBS)

Portland/Bend:
3-KATU (ABC)
6-KOIN (CBS)
8-KGW (NBC)
10-KOPB (PBS)
12-KPTV (ATN)
16-KPDX (FOX)

Eugene/Roseburg/Coos Bay:
2-KVAL (CBS)
4-KMTR (NBC)
5-KLSR (FOX)
7-KEZI (ABC)
9-KMCB (ATN)
11-KPIC (TriNet)
13-KOAC (PBS)

Medford/Klamath Falls:
3-KTVL (CBS)
6-KOBI (NBC)
8-KMVU (FOX)
10-KDRV (ABC)
12-KOTI (ATN)
16-KFBI (TriNet)
19-KSYS (PBS)
 
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Let's do some DMA changes on Iowa/Missouri/Illinois (part of the Midwest region):

Des Moines/Cedar Rapids/Quad Cities:
2-KCCI (CBS)
4-WHO (NBC)
5-KDSM (FOX)
7-WOI (ABC)
9-KCRG (ATN)
11-KGAN (TriNet)
13-KDIN (PBS)

Ottumwa/Kirksville/Columbia/Quincy:
3-KTVO (ABC)
6-KHQA (CBS)
8-KOMU (NBC)
10-KYOU (FOX)
12-WGEM (ATN)
15-WQEC (PBS)

Sioux Falls, N.D./Sioux City (the Siouxland region):
2-KMEG (CBS)
4-KTIV (NBC)
5-KPTH (ABC)
7-KCAU (ABC)
9-KTTW (ATN)
11-KELO (TriNet)
13-KUSD (PBS)

Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul)/Eau Clarie:
2-WCCO (CBS)
4-KSTP (ABC)
5-WTCN (FOX)
7-KMSP (NBC)
9-WFBT (ATN)
11-KTMA (TriNet)
13-KTCA (PBS)

Rochester/Mason City:
3-KXLT (FOX)
6-KAAL (ABC)
8-KIMT (CBS)
10-KTTC (NBC)
12-KSMQ (PBS)
 
AND NOW A LOOK BACK AT THE 1982-1983 NHL SEASON

FINAL STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Northeast: Buffalo Sabres (111 Points), Toronto Maple Leafs (108 Points), Montreal Canadiens (102 Points), Ottawa Senators (68 Points)
Metropolitan: New York Islanders (118 Points), New York Rangers (78 Points), Hartford Whalers (78 Points), Boston Bruins (61 Points)
Mid-Atlantic: Philadelphia Flyers (91 Points), Washington Captials (91 Points), Pittsburgh Penguins (91 Points), Charlotte Checkers (49 Points)
Southeast: Atlanta Flames (116 Points), Birmingham Bulls (89 Points), Tampa Bay Lightning (67 Points), Nashville Predators (29 Points)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central: Detroit Red Wings (104 Points), Chicago Black Hawks (87 Points), Indianapolis Racers (60 Points), Milwaukee Admirals (31 Points)
Heartland: Minnesota North Stars (96 Points), Winnipeg Jets (75 Points), Houston Aeros (68 Points), St. Louis Blues (56 Points)
Northwest: Seattle Kraken (96 Points), Edmonton Oilers (87 Points), Vancouver Canucks (76 Points), Calgary Cowboys (55 Points)
Southwest: Los Angeles Kings (105 Points), San Diego Gulls (78 Points), Colorado Avalanche (73 Points), San Francisco Grizzlies (66 Points)

PLAYOFFS

Round of 16: Atlanta def. St. Louis 4-1, Tampa Bay def. Birmingham 4-1, San Francisco def. Philadephia 4-1, Pittsburgh def. Washington 4-0, NY Islanders def. Boston 4-1, Hartford def. NY Rangers 4-1, Buffalo def. Ottawa 4-2, Montreal def. Toronto 4-3
Quarter-Finals: Atlanta def. Tampa Bay 4-0, Pittsburgh def. San Francisco 4-1, NY Islanders def. Hartford 4-1, Montreal def. Buffalo 4-2
Semi-Finals: Atlanta def. Pittsburgh 4-1, NY Islanders def. Montreal 4-1
Stanley Cup: NY Islanders def. Atlanta 4-0

LEAGUE LEADERS

Points - Jari Kurri (Toronto) 125
Goals - Pierre Larouche (Montreal) 61
Assists - Bernie Federko (Montreal) 86
Goals Against Average - Don Beaupre (NY Islanders) 2.19
Saves - Gary Bromley (Ottawa) .912
Wins - Darren Jensen (Montreal) & Billy Smith (Detroit) 33

THE 1983-1984 NHL ROOKIE DRAFT

The Nashville Predators took RW Brett Hull as the #1 Pick, The Milwauke Admirals got Steve Yzerman (C) at #2, the Charlotte Checkers get Pat LaFontaine (C) as the 3rd Pick followed by the Calgary Cowboys getting Ed Belfour (G), The St. Louis Blues get C Brian Bradley as the 5th pick other selections taken are the Boston Bruins getting LD Gary Suter at #9, Vancouver drafting RW Russ Courtnall at #14 and Philadelphia getting RW Brian Noonan at #22
 
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LOOKING BACK THE '82 NASCAR COCA-COLA CUP SERIES PLAYOFFS

ROUND OF 16
Southern 500 - Bobby Allison
Wrangler Sanforset 400 - Darrell Waltrip
CRC Chemicals 500 - Ricky Rudd
ADVANCING TO THE ROUND OF 12: Ricky Rudd, Darrell Waltrip, Terry Labonte, Jody Ridley, Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Tim Richmond, Frank Warren, JD McDuffie, Harry Gant, Geoff Bodine & DK Ulrich

ROUND OF 12
Holly Farms 400 - Darrell Waltrip
Rhythm Radio 500 - Tim Richmond
Old Dominion 500 - Terry Labonte
ADVANCING TO THE ROUND OF 8: Ricky Rudd, Tim Richmond, Frank Warren, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Geoff Bodine, Harry Gant & Terry Labonte

ROUND OF 8
Atlanta Journal 500 - Bill Elliott
Texaco 400 - Darrell Waltrip
Phoenix 500 - Terry Labonte
FINAL 4 DRIVERS: Bobby Allison, Harry Gant, Ricky Rudd, Tim Richmond

CHAMPIONSHIP 4
Coca-Cola Championship Race: Bobby Isaac
1982 NASCAR Coca-Cola Cup Series Champion: Tim Richmond

LAST 13 WEEKS OF #1'S ON THE CHARTS OF AT40, ACC & RRC

October 9, 1982
AT40: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (3rd Week)
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia (4th Week)
RRC: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (2nd Week)

October 16, 1982
AT40: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (4th Week)
ACC: "Nobody" by Sylvia (5th Week)
RRC: "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (3rd Week)

October 23, 1982
AT40:"Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp (5th Week)
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" / "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Dolly Parton
RRC: "I Keep Forgettin'" by Michael McDonald

October 30, 1982
AT40: "Who Can It Be Now" by Men At Work
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" / "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Dolly Parton (2nd Week)
RRC: "Heart Attack" by Olivia Newton-John

November 6, 1982
AT40: "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
ACC: "I Will Always Love You" / "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind" by Dolly Parton (3rd Week)
RRC: "Heart Attack" by Olivia Newton-John (2nd Week)

November 13, 1982
AT40: "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (3rd Week)
ACC: "Close Enough to Perfect" by Alabama
RRC: "Heart Attack" by Olivia Newton-John (2nd Week)

November 20, 1982
AT40: "Up Where We Belong" by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes (4th Week)
ACC: "You're So Good When You're Bad" by Charley Pride
RRC: "Heart Attack" by Olivia Newton-John (3rd Week)

November 27, 1982
AT40: "Gloria" by Laura Branigan
ACC: "You're So Good When You're Bad" by Charley Pride (2nd Week)
RRC: "Gloria" by Laura Branigan (The Sunmaidens of Seminole High were at #1 for 3 Weeks from 1980 to 1981, However Laura Branigan revived that song and put it back to #1 in the Rhythm Radio Charts)

December 4, 1982
AT40: "Gloria" by Laura Branigan (2nd Week)
ACC: "You're So Good When You're Bad" by Charley Pride (3rd Week)
RRC: "Gloria" by Laura Branigan (2nd Week)

December 11, 1982
AT40: "Mickey" by Toni Basil
ACC: "You and I" by Eddie Rabbitt with Crystal Gayle
RRC: "Gloria" by Laura Branigan

December 18, 1982
AT40: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (2nd Week)
ACC: "Redneck Girl" by the Bellamy Brothers
RRC: "Mickey" by Toni Basil

December 25, 1982 & January 1, 1983
AT40 (Best of 1982): "Jack & Diane" by John "Cougar" Mellencamp
ACC (Best of 1982): "Nobody" by Sylvia
RRC (Best of 1982): "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" by The Fremont Featherettes (or the theme music to ESPN's Auto Racing Coverage)

OTHER HITS IN THE RHYTHM RADIO CHARTS THAT WERE ON AT40 IOTL

"Maneater" by Hall & Oates
"The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD (Former Utah HS Choir Drill Stars Gina Dalton and Gina Durbano perform a duet during their time as BYU Cougarettes which was an OTL Song called "The Girl is Mine" by Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney)
"Truly" by Lionel Richie
"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson
"Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley
"Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye
"Rock This Town" by Stray Cats
"Muscles" by Diana Rose
"Down Under" by Men at Work
"Shadows of the Night" by Pat Benatar
"Heartbreaker" by Dionne Warwick
"Africa" by Toto
"Baby, Come to Me" by Patti Austin & James Ingram
"Heartlight" by Neil Diamond
"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson
"American Heartbeat" by Survivor
 
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Well let's do the AT40/ACC/RCC hits of the first 13 weeks of 1983:

AT40: "Midnight Summer Dream" by The Stranglers
ACC: "Wild and Blue" by John Anderson
RRC: "Love is a Stranger" by Eurythmics

AT40: "Love is a Stranger" by Eurythmics
ACC: "Can't Even Get the Blues" by Reba McEntire
RRC: "Love is a Stranger" by Eurythmics (2nd Week)

AT40: "Love is a Stranger" by Eurythmics (2nd Week)
ACC: "Can't Even Get the Blues" by Reba McEntire (2nd Week)
RRC: "Love is a Stranger" by Eurythmics (3rd Week)

AT40: "(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date" by Emmylou Harris
ACC: "(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date" by Emmylou Harris
RRC: "(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date" by Emmylou Harris

AT40: "A World of Fantasy" by Triumph
ACC: "Talk to Me" by Mickey Gilley
RRC: "A World of Fantasy" by Triumph

AT40: "1999" by Prince
ACC: "Inside" by Ronnie Milsap
RRC: "A World of Fantasy" by Triumph (2nd Week)

AT40: "1999" by Prince (2nd Week)
ACC: "Til I Gain Control Again" by Crystal Gayle
RRC: "A World of Fantasy" by Triumph (3rd Week)

AT40: "1999" by Prince (3rd Week)
ACC: "Til I Gain Control Again" by Crystal Gayle (2nd Week)
RRC: "A World of Fantasy" by Triumph (4th Week)

AT40: "Porcupine" by Echo & the Bunneyman
ACC: "Til I Gain Control Again" by Crystal Gayle (3rd Week)
RRC: "A World of Fantasy" by Triumph (5th Week)

AT40: "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Journey
ACC: "Faking Love" by T.G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks
RRC: "Bright Light" by Erica Andrews

AT40: "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Journey (2nd Week)
ACC: "If Hollywood Don't Need You (Honey I Still Do)" by Don Williams
RRC: "Is This the End" by New Edition

AT40: "Is This the End" by New Edition
ACC: "The Rose" by Conway Twitty
RRC: "Is This the End" by New Edition (2nd Week)

AT40: "Legendary Hearts" by Lou Reed
ACC: "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" by Ricky Skaggs
RRC: "Burning Up" by Madonna

The new Philadelphia DMA:
3-KYW (NBC)
6-WPVI (ABC)
8-WTAF (FOX)
10-WCAU (CBS)
12-WHYY (PBS)
17-WPHL (TriNet)
29-WKBS (ATN)
48-WMGM (NetSpan)
57-WWSG (Spanish International Network)

And the new Harrisburg/Lancester/York/Lebanon DMA (became a UHF island):

15-WLYH (ATN)
21-WHP (CBS)
27-WHTM (ABC)
33-WITF (PBS)
40-WGAL (NBC)
43-WPMT (FOX)
51-WGCB (TriNet)

And what the new DMA of Nevada looked like, without short-spacing to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City:
Las Vegas:
3-KVBC (NBC)
6-KVVU (FOX)
8-KLAS (CBS)
10-KLVX (PBS)
12-KTNV (ABC)
21-KRLR (ATN)
33-KFBT (TriNet)

Reno:
3-KTVN (CBS)
6-KRNV (NBC)
8-KOLO (ABC)
10-KRXI (FOX)
12-KNPB (PBS)
21-KAME-TV (TriNet)
26-KATN (ATN)

And Salt Lake City:
2-KSL (CBS)
4-KTVX (NBC)
5-KSTU (FOX)
7-KUTV (ABC)
9-KJZZ (ATN)
11-KOOG (TriNet)
13-KUED (PBS)

Even Phoenix:
3-KTVK (ABC)
6-KPHO (CBS)
8-KAET (PBS)
10-KTSP (FOX)
12-KPNX (NBC)
15-KNXV (ATN)
45-KUTP (TriNet)

Tucson/Yuma:
2-KOLD (CBS)
4-KVOA (NBC)
5-KMSB (FOX)
7-KGUN (ABC)
9-KTTU (ATN)
11-KYMA (TrNet)
13-KUAT (PBS)
 
Let's regarding of their own DMA changes:

The Jackson, MS/El Dorado, LA market has been combined:
3-WAPT (ABC)
6-WLBT (NBC)
8-KARD (FOX)
10-KLTM (PBS)
12-WJTV (CBS)

Fort Smith/Little Rock, Arkansas:
2-KFSM (CBS)
4-KARK (NBC)
5-KLRT (FOX)
7-KATV (ABC)
9-KJTM (ATN)
11-KHOG (TriNet)
13-KETS (PBS)

St. Louis:
2-KMYG (CBS)
4-KSDK (NBC)
5-KDNL (FOX)
7-KTVI (ABC)
9-KNLC (ATN)
11-KPLR (TriNet)
13-KETC (PBS)

Evansville (became a UHF island):
14-WFIE (NBC)
24-WNIN (PBS)
25-WEHT (CBS)
30-WTVW (ABC)
44-WEVV (FOX)
 
Let's merge several cities into regional markets:

Casper/Riverton/Rapid City, S.D.:
2-KTWO (CBS)
4-KGWC (NBC)
5-KOTA (FOX)
7-KEVN (ABC)
9-KCLO (ATN)
11-KFND (TriNet)
13-KPTW (PBS)

Billings/Glendive:
2-KTVQ (CBS)
4-KHMT (NBC)
5-KSVI (FOX)
7-KULR (ABC)
9-KQME (ATN)
11-KHSD (TriNet)
13-KWSE (PBS)

Missoula
3-KPAX (CBS)
6-KECI (NBC)
8-KTMF (ABC)
10-KUFM (PBS)
12-KTMF (FOX)

Spokane:
2-KREM (CBS)
4-KXLY (NBC)
5-KAYU (FOX)
7-KHQ (ABC)
9-KSKN (ATN)
11-KFFX (TriNet)
13-KSPS (PBS)

Boise:
2-KBOI (CBS)
4-KTVB (NBC)
5-KNIN (FOX)
7-KIVI (ABC)
9-KKJB (ATN)
11-KTRV (TriNet)
13-KAID (PBS)

Idaho Falls/Pocatello:
3-KIDK (CBS)
6-KPVI (ABC)
8-KPIF (FOX)
10-KIFI (NBC)
12-KISU (PBS)
 
Let's do an update regarding the New England market:

Boston:
2-WBZ (CBS)
4-WNEV (NBC)
5-WSBK (FOX)
7-WCVB (ABC)
9-WLVI (ATN)
11-WGNE (TriNet)
13-WGBH (PBS)

Manchester (become a UHF island):
38-WMUR (ABC)
56-WENH (PBS)

Connecticut:
3-WFSB (CBS)
6-WVIT (NBC)
8-WTNH (ABC)
10-WHCT (FOX)
12-WATR (ATN)
16-WTIC (TriNet)

Albany/Schenectady/Troy (became a UHF island):
16-WRGB (NBC)
17-WMHT (PBS)
21-WAST (CBS)
23-WXXA (FOX)
25-WTEN (ABC)
45-WUSV (TriNet)
51-WNYA (ATN)

Portland, Maine/Burlington/Plattsburgh:
3-WCSH (NBC)
6-WPTZ (ATN)
8-WMTW (ABC)
10-WGME (CBS)
12-WCCB (PBS)
22-WVNY (FOX)
 
Looking Back at 1982 in the Pageant Side

Miss USA: On May 13th, CBS and Rhythm Radio broadcasted the 1982 Miss USA Pageant from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center in BIloxi, MS along with a simulcast from Canada being aired on CTV (in which they got the rights to the Miss Universe & Miss Canada Pageants) however as 51 Contestants sang "So Sail Away for Miss USA" as the Opening Number Song being aired on these networks i've mentioned in the USA & Canada.

However Bob Barker hosted the pageant with Brent Musburger (The NFL Today), Joan Van Arc (Knot's Landing) and Phylis George (The NFL Today & Miss America 1971) who are in the Commentary Booth) for CBS (USA) and CTV (Canada), However CTV will have a Seperate Commentary Team beginning in 1983 while Rhythm Radio will brought up Jack Buck (who is the Radio Voice of the St. Louis Cardinals) along with Miss USA 1977 Kimberly Tomes and Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder with Pre-Pageant Action being hosted by Dick Stockton (from the NFL on CBS) however later in the Pageant Donny Osmond sang a remake of Quincy Jones "One Hundred Ways" but that was after Bob Barker met the 12 Semi-Finalists in an Interview Portion and Before the Swimsuit Competition after Mr. Osmond introduced the Judges which included Atlanta Falcons WR Freddie Solomon so here's Donny with the Introduction

"Entering his 7th Year in the National Football League, The Star Wide Receiver of the Atlanta Falcons, Freddie Solomon"

But After the Swimsuit Competition and the announcement of the Prizes that the New Miss USA will receive, Donny Osmond with all 51 Miss USA Contestants in a Musical Salute to the Gulf Coast the ranked with a peak in the Top 10 which lasts early on in the Summer

However the Night ended with this woman from Arkansas named Terri Utley winning the title of Miss USA.

Then the 1982 Miss Universe Pageant was Held in Lima, Peru however CTV aired the 1982 Miss Canada Pageant to celebrate the pageant's 35th Year and aired on CBS Cable in the United States however the Pageant will be hosted by Jim Perry (who would host $ale of the Century on NBC in the USA & CTV in Canada) and it took place at the house Dave Devall built which is the CTV Studios in Toronto, ON however Toronto's Karen Baldwin won the Crown and Clinched a Shot to Represent Canada in the Miss Universe Pageant in Lima, Peru

Now CTV in Canada joined by CBS in the United States and Syndication on the Radio via Rhythm Radio to about 500 Stations in the USA & Canada including KDIA in San Francisco and KMPC in Los Angeles however Donny Osmond won't be performing in this telecast however it will go to Marilyn McCoo's Future Co-Host of Solid Gold, Rex Smith (however McCoo will be performing in the 1983 Miss America Pageant which will be posted later) however 77 Contestants will compete for the title including (Terri Utley from the USA and Karen Baldwin from Canada) with Bob Barker hosting with Brent Musburger, Joan Van Arc and Phyllis George on the Broadcast Booth on July 26, 1982
However Rex Smith performed after all the Semi-Finalists are done with their Interviews with his song "You Take My Breath Away" which was Big Hit in the Rhythm Radio Charts in 1979 and will later perform in the Halftime Production Number with our contestants to a Tribute to Peru afterwards saw the entire United States and Canada have been waited for on TV & Radio as the North American Debut of South American Singing Star Jose Luis Rodriguez who came here from Venezuela in which he performed in the Evening Gown Competition in which he sang "Dueno de Nada" and "Te Propongo Separarnos" both from the 1982 album "Dueno De Nada" however he will later appear on the 1982 MDA Telethon in Las Vegas, NV however with Terri Utley in the USA finishing 4th Runner-Up, Canada's Karen Baldwin is crowned Miss Universe for 1982, Giving a Big Win from Canada and the night being won by the Nielsens for CBS in the United States and the BBM for CTV in Canada.

Up Next: Marilyn McCoo's Performance in the 1983 Miss America Pageant
 
Looking Back at 1982 in the Pageant Side (Part #2)

You've Seen Marilyn McCoo's Co-Host performing in the 1982 Miss Universe Pageant as the Co-Host of Solid Gold which will air on FOX in September 1982, Rex Smith performed now try Marilyn McCoo the woman would co-host Solid Gold on FOX in September 1982 in which she performs in the 1983 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, NJ as the pageant was broadcasted on NBC-TV and NBC Radio on September 11, 1982 hosted by Gary Collins from the Syndicated Talk Show Hour Magazine with former Miss America's Terry Meeuwsen (1973) and Susan Powell (1981) with Elizabeth Ward (1982) and Music by Glenn Osser and the Miss America Orchestra in which the pageant added new Synthesizers to this Telecast.


However the Selection Committee has brought back some veterans to this event as Wink Martindale, Foster Brooks and Evelyn Ay Sempier (Miss America 1954) returned from last year along with newcomer Caroline Tose (Founder of the Philadelphia Eagles Choir Cheerleading Squad, The Liberty Belles) among others, that occured after the Top 10 Semi-Finalists are announced.

However the First Musical Number which featured all 50 Contestants, Marilyn McCoo, Gary Collins, Terry Meeuwsen, Susan Powell and Elizabeth Ward in which they sang some great hits about women including "All-American Girls" (Sister Sledge), "I Am Woman" (Helen Reddy) and so on before the Evening Gown Competition took place

And then the Miss America Dancers performed a Physical Dance Number which started with a Variation of "Physical" (originally sung by Olivia Newton-John) capped off with Glenn Osser's Cover Version of the title song from the 1982 Movie "Chariots of Fire" (which won best picture in the 54th Academy Awards earlier this year) that happened before the Talent Competition took place.

And Then before the Swimsuit Competition, Marilyn McCoo performed "Out Here On My Own" which was sung by Irene Cara from the 1980 Movie Fame

However the Night Ended when California's Debra Maffett won the title of Miss America 1983, Maffett will later become a TV Personality and Producer in the future.
 
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Also Happened that we've forgot in 1982 (and he first days of 1983).

On September 20, 1982, CBS revived the $25,000 Pyramid after a 3 year absence despite it aired on Weekly Syndication at Night hosted by Bill Cullen, However Bill Cullen will not host the $25,000 Pyramid Revival despite CBS nabbing Cullen to host Child's Play which is produced by Mark Goodson, However Dick Clark hosted the revival and announced that his other show "American Bandstand" aired it's final episode on ABC with Guests Jermaine Jackson on September 4th, But on September 11th, The Show has moved to CBS with the Guests on the CBS Premiere of American Bandstand are Stray Cats and the Dazz Band however New Year's Rockin Eve will be moved to CBS beginning December 31, 1982 after a 6 year run on ABC.

On March 26, 1982, CBS aired It's last episode of Search For Tomorrow, However FOX picked it up on March 29th, Giving CBS to air a New Daytime Soap Opera called Capitol which is used by John Conboy Productions

On the last week of 1982, NBC aired the Final Episode of Texas as it ended with a Bang in which Snow and Long's character Ashley and her unborn baby, who had been presumed dead after a flash flood, returned home to loving husband Justin and a New Year's series finale where the local TV station was bought out and all the major characters were fired.

However NBC Replaced it in January 3, 1983 with New Game Shows by bringing in a Revival of $ale of the Century hosted by Jim Perry.
Note ITTL: The 1983 Re-Recording of Mercedes (by Marc and Ray Ellis) will exist later ITTL on August 8, 1983, However from January 3rd to August 5th, 1983, They Used the Original Version of Mercedes by Jack Grimsley as it's theme music.

Other Game Shows Making Their Debuts on NBC on January 3rd are Hit Man hosted by Peter Tomarken and Just Men hosted by Betty White.

And for CBS on January 3, 1983: A New Pricing Game made it's Debut on The Price is Right as Plinko made it's first playing where someone can win as much as $25,000 in cash.

UP NEXT: A Look into the 1983 NASCAR Coca-Cola Cup Series season.
 
PREVIEWING THE 1983 NASCAR COCA-COLA CUP SERIES SEASON

#0 Delma Cowart - Coastal Transmissions Buick
#01 Mark Martin - Activision Chevrolet (For the First Time, NASCAR gets sponsorship from a Video Game Company!)
#02 Jim Robinson - Bud Reeder Chevrolet
#03 Eddie Bierschwale - Indian Hill Park Buick
#04 Rick Baldwin - Baldwin Racing Dodge
#1 Donnie Allison - UNO Chevrolet
#2 Tim Richmond - Valvring Buick
#3 Dale Earnhardt - Piedmont Airlines Chevrolet (Earnhardt moves back to the #3, A Year Early ITTL however Sponsorship will switch to Wrangler in 1984 for Dale Earnhardt)
#4 Dean Roper - Morgan McClure Oldsmobile
#5 Greg Sacks - JD Stacy Buick
#6 DK Ulrich - Ulrich Racing Chevrolet
#7 Kyle Petty - 7-Eleven Pontiac
#8 Bobby Hillin Jr. - BJ Racing Buick
#9 Bill Elliott - Melling Oil Ford
#10 Clark Dwyer - Kings Inn Chevrolet
#11 Geoff Bodine - Pepsi Challenger Chevrolet
#14 AJ Foyt - Valvoline Chevrolet
#15 Ricky Rudd - Wrangler Ford (With Earnhardt Moving back to the #3, One Year Early ITTL, Ricky Rudd takes the #15 ITTL but will discontinue sponsorship from Wrangler after this season so Earnhardt will be in the #3 with Wrangler as their Sponsor)
#16 David Pearson - Chattanooga Chevrolet
#17 Sterling Marlin - Hesco Exhaust Chevrolet
#18 Slick Johnson - Leon Satterfield Buick
#19 Bobby Gerhart - Gray Racing Buick
#21 Buddy Baker - Valvoline Ford
#22 Cale Yarborough - Miller High Life Chevrolet (Yarborough goes to the Ranier in 1983 to get sponsorship from Miller High Life ITTL)
#24 Cecil Gordon - Gordon Racing Chrysler
#26 Ronnie Hopkins - Food Country USA Buick
#27 Butch Lindley - Old Milwaukee Pontiac
#28 Bobby Allison - Hardee's Pontiac
#29 Bobby Isaac - Motorcraft Ford
#31 Billie Harvey - Gray Racing Buick
#33 Harry Gant - Skoal Bandit Buick
#35 Dick May - Hanover Printing Ford
#37 Lake Speed - Simoniz Buick
#41 Ronnie Thomas - Advance Auto Parts Pontiac
#42 Lennie Pond - Sand Dunes Hotel Buick
#43 Richard Petty - STP Pontiac
#44 Terry Labonte - Budweiser Chevrolet
#47 Ron Bouchard - Foster Grant Buick
#48 Trevor Boys - Palatine Auto Parts Chevrolet
#49 Joe Ruttman - James Hylton Chevrolet
#51 Lennie Pond - Native Tan Buick
#52 Jimmy Means - Broadway Motors Buick
#53 Tom Sneva - Simoniz BodyGard Chevrolet
#55 Benny Parsons - Skoal Buick
#56 John Callis - Galley Excavating Chevrolet
#57 Ken Regan - K&K Enterprises Buick
#64 Tommy Gale - Sunny King Ford & Honda Ford
#66 Phil Parsons - Skoal Buick
#67 Buddy Arrington - Arrington Racing Chrysler
#70 JD McDuffie - Wilder's Pontiac
#71 Dave Marcis - Transmissions Unlimited Chevrolet
#72 Rusty Wallace - Easter Seals/Ramada Inn Buick
#74 Bobby Wawak - Bridgetender Inn Buick
#75 Neil Bonnett - Hodgdon Chevrolet
#76 Mike Potter - Cam Farm Oldsmobile
#77 Dean Combs - Clinomint Buick
#82 Mark Stahl - Auto Bell Car Wash Ford
#84 Dick Brooks - Cumberland Mills Buick
#86 Darryl Sage - Sage Racing Cehvrolet
#87 Jimmy Ingalls - Red Diamond Lines Buick
#88 Darrell Waltrip - Gatorade Pontiac
#90 Jody Ridley - Sunny King Ford & Honda/Burger King Ford
#97 Frank Warren - Clinomint Buick
#98 Morgan Shepherd - Levi Garrett Chevrolet
#99 Phillip Duffie - Duffie Sand & Gravel Buick

WHAT RACES WILL BE IN FOR 1983?

February 13 - Coca-Cola Kickoff 500 (Ontario Motor Speedway - Ontario, CA) - FOX
February 20 - Daytona 500 (Daytona International Speedway - Daytona, FL) - FOX
February 27 - Richmond 400 (Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway - Richmond, VA) - TBS
March 13 - Carolina 500 (North Carolina Motor Speedway - Rockingham, NC) - ESPN
March 27 - Coca-Cola 500 (Atlanta International Raceway - Hampton, GA) - FOX
April 10 - TranSouth 500 (Darlington Raceway - Darlington, SC) - FOX
April 17 - Northwestern Bank 400 (North Wilkesboro Speedway - North Wilkesboro, NC) - ESPN
April 24 - Virginia National Bank 500 (Martinsville Speedway - Ridgeway, VA) - TriNet
May 1 - Sprite 500 (Alabama International Motor Speedway - Talladega, AL) - FOX
May 8 - Marty Robbins 420 (Nashville Speedway - Nashville, TN) - TNN
May 15 - Valleydale 500 (Bristol International Speedway - Bristol, TN) - TriNet
May 22 - Mason-Dixon 500 (Dover Downs International Speedway - Dover, DE) - TNN
May 29 - World 600 (Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC) - FOX
June 5 - Budweiser 400 (Riverside International Raceway - Riverside, CA) - ESPN
June 12 - Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 (Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA) - FOX
June 19 - Golden Gate 300 (Sears Point International Raceway - Sonoma, CA) - FOX
June 26 - Starbucks Coffee 300 (Seattle Motorsports Complex - Seattle, WA) - TriNet
July 10 - Goodyear Ohio Grand Prix (Burke Lakefront Airport - Cleveland, OH) - FOX
July 17 - Gabriel 400 (Michigan International Speedway - Brooklyn, MI) - CBS
July 24 - Mountain Dew 500 (Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA) - FOX
July 31 - Talladega 500 (Alabama International Motor Speedway - Talladega, AL) - CBS
August 14 - Champion Spark Plug 400 (Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway - West Allis, WI) - CBS
August 20 - Busch Volunteer 500 (Bristol International Speedway - Bristol, TN) - TriNet
August 27 - Coca-Cola 400 (Daytona International Speedway - Daytona, FL) - FOX

NASCAR COCA-COLA CUP SERIES CHASE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP

ROUND OF 16
September 5 - Southern 500 (Darlington Raceway - Darlington, SC) - FOX
September 11 - Wrangler SanforSet 400 (Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway - Richmond, VA) - TBS
September 18 - Budweiser 500 (Dover Downs International Speedway - Dover, DE - TNN

ROUND OF 12
September 25 - Goody's 500 (Martinsville Speedway - Ridgeway, VA) - TBS
October 2 - Holly Farms 400 (North Wilkesboro Speedway - North Wilkesboro, NC) - CBS
October 9 - Rhythm Radio Roval 400 (Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL - Concord, NC) - FOX (First Time that the Charlotte Motor Speedway will have a Playoff Race using the new Roval)

ROUND OF 8
October 16 - Atlanta Journal 500 (Atlanta International Raceway - Hampton, GA) - TBS
October 23 - Texaco 400 (Texas World Speedway - College Station, TX) - FOX
October 30 - Phoenix 500 (Phoenix International Raceway - Avondale, AZ) - CBS

CHAMPIONSHIP 4
November 6 - Coca-Cola Championship Grand Prix (Riverside International Raceway - Riverside, CA) - CBS

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO FOR TV COVERAGE IN 1983?

ESPN: Returning for a Another Year is theme song by Teri Hatcher and her Fremont Featherettes from 1982 which is "18th Avenue", More Good News is a New Intro which will be shown below which is exclusively to focus on the NASCAR Coca-Cola Cup Series with a NASCAR-only Intro with clips from NASCAR Races.

FOX: For the First Half of the 1983 NASCAR Coca-Cola Cup Series they will be using ABC's Valentine's Day
But For The Second Half of 1983, With the Rise of Choir Drill Keeping It's Peak they will switch to Debbie Deb's When I Hear Music

TBS: The 1983 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs will have a Theme Music by Frank Stallone called "Far From Over" from the 1983 Movie Staying Alive

TNN & TriNet: All NASCAR Coverage Rights both Networks will have to be used as theme music for the American Sports Cavalcade beginning this year like this intro heard here.
 
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FIRST 8 RACE WINNERS OF THE 1983 NASCAR COCA-COLA CUP SERIES SEASON

Coca-Cola Kickoff 500 - Bobby Allison
Daytona 500 - Cale Yarborough
Richmond 400 - Bobby Allison
Carolina 500 - Darrell Waltrip
Coca-Cola 500 - Richard Petty
Transouth 500 - Tim Richmond
Northwestern Bank 400 - Geoff Bodine
Virginia National Bank 500 - Neil Bonnett

However: Darrell Waltrip is leading after 8 races into the Regular Season while Defending Cup Series Champion Tim Richmond is in 2nd.

January 8, 1983
AT40: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (3rd Week) (Charlie Van Dyke guest hosts)
ACC: "Wild and Blue" by John Anderson
RRC: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (3rd Week)

January 15, 1983
AT40: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (4th Week)
ACC: "Can't Even Get the Blues" by Reba McEntire
RRC: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (4th Week)

January 22, 1983
AT40: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (5th Week)
ACC: "Can't Even Get the Blues" by Reba McEntire (2nd Week)
RRC: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (5th Week)

January 29, 1983
AT40: "The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD
ACC: "(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date" by Emmylou Harris
RRC: "Mickey" by Toni Basil (6th Week)

February 5, 1983
AT40: "The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD (2nd Week)
ACC: "Talk to Me" by Mickey Gilley
RRC: "The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD

February 12, 1983
AT40: "1999" by Prince
ACC: "Inside" by Ronnie Milsap
RRC: "The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD (2nd Week)

February 19, 1983
AT40: "1999" by Prince (2nd Week)
ACC: "Til I Gain Control Again" by Crystal Gayle
RRC: "The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD (3rd Week)

February 26, 1983
AT40: "1999" by Prince (3rd Week)
ACC: "Til I Gain Control Again" by Crystal Gayle (2nd Week)
RRC: "The Boy is Mine" by GD2GD (4th Week)

March 5, 1983
AT40: "Porcupine" by Echo & the Bunneyman
ACC: "Til I Gain Control Again" by Crystal Gayle (3rd Week)
RRC: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson

March 12, 1983
AT40: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
ACC: "Faking Love" by T.G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks
RRC: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (2nd Week)

March 19, 1983
AT40: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (2nd Week)
ACC: "If Hollywood Don't Need You (Honey I Still Do)" by Don Williams
RRC: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (3rd Week)

March 26, 1983
AT40: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (3rd Week)
ACC: "The Rose" by Conway Twitty
RRC: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (4th Week)

April 2, 1983
AT40: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson (4th Week)
ACC: "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" by Ricky Skaggs
RRC: "Burning Up" by Madonna

OTHER HITS ON THE RHYTHM RADIO CHARTS THAT WE'RE OTL ON AT40
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club
"You Are" by Lionel Richie
"Mr. Roboto" by Styx
"Separate Ways" by Journey
"One on One" by Darryl Hall & John Oates
"Jeopardy" by Greg Kihn Band
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson
"Der Kommissar" by After the Fire
"All Right" by Christopher Cross
"Baby, Come to Me" by Patti Austin & James Ingram
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
"You And I" by Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle
"Down Under" by Men at Work
"We've Got Tonight" by Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
"Goody Two Shoes" by Adam Ant
"Heart to Heart" by Kenny Loggins
"Africa" by Toto
"Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye
"Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley
"Maneater" by Daryl Hall & John Oates
"Rock The Casbah" by The Clash
"You Can't Hurry Love" by Phil Collins
"Stray Cat Strut" by The Stray Cats
"Gloria" by Laura Branigan
"Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson (ITTL Note: Katie Wadman will cover this song when we get to 2018 ITTL in which she is performing with Illumination of Millard North HS in the Pom Category of the 2018 National Choir Drill Championship on ESPNU and in 2021, Katie will sing it again in the Opening Number of the 2021 Miss USA Pageant which will air on FOX on November 29, 2021 along with a remake of The Weeknd's Blinding Lights in which she will represent Iowa in tonight's pageant at Skelly Field @ H. A. Chapman Stadium home of the WFL's Oklahoma Wranglers)
"Truly" by Lionel Richie
"Heartbreaker" by Dionne Warwick
 
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Here's another AT40/ACC/RRC charts of 1983:

AT40: "Burning Up" by Madonna
ACC: "Swingin'" by John Anderson
RRC: "Burning Up" by Madonna (2nd Week)

AT40: "Burning Up" by Madonna (2nd Week)
ACC: "Swingin'" by John Anderson (2nd Week)
RRC: "Burning Up" by Madonna (3rd Week)

AT40: "Burning Up" by Madonna (3rd Week)
ACC: "American Made" by The Oak Ridge Boys
RRC: "Burning Up" by Madonna (4th Week)

AT40: "Burning Up" by Madonna (4th Week)
ACC: "American Made" by The Oak Ridge Boys
RRC: "Hootenanny" by The Replacements

AT40: "Hootenanny" by The Replacements
ACC: "You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving" by Reba McEntire
RRC: "Hootenanny" by The Replacements (2nd Week)

AT40: "Ricky" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
ACC: "You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving" by Reba McEntire (2nd Week)
RRC: "Ricky" by "Weird Al" Yankovic

AT40: "Ricky" by "Weird Al" Yankovic (2nd Week)
ACC: "You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving" by Reba McEntire (3rd Week)
RRC: "Ricky" by "Weird Al" Yankovic (2nd Week)

AT40: "Ricky" by "Weird Al" Yankovic (3rd Week)
ACC: "Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love" by B.J. Thomas
RRC: "Ricky" by "Weird Al" Yankovic (3rd Week)

AT40: "Maniac" by Michael Sembello
ACC: "Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love" by B.J. Thomas (2nd Week)
RRC: "Maniac" by Michael Sembello

AT40: "Maniac" by Michael Sembello (2nd Week)
ACC: "Lucille (You Don't Do Your Daddy's Will)" by Waylon Jennings
RRC: "Maniac" by Michael Sembello (2nd Week)

AT40: "Pieces of Ice" by Diana Ross
ACC: "Our Love is on the Faultline" by Crystal Gayle
RRC: "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart

AT40: "Pieces of Ice" by Diana Ross (2nd Week)
ACC: "Our Love is on the Faultline" by Crystal Gayle (2nd Week)
RRC: "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart (2nd Week)

AT40: "Pieces of Ice" by Diana Ross (3rd Week)
ACC: "Our Love is on the Faultline" by Crystal Gayle (3rd Week)
RRC: "Baby Jane" by Rod Stewart (3rd Week)

Let's regards of the new Birmingham/Montgomery/Columbus market
3-WBMG (CBS)
6-WBRC (ABC)
8-WTTO (FOX)
10-WBIQ (PBS)
12-WVTM (NBC)
 
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