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Canada's Top 20 Countdown was a Canadian weekly syndicated radio chart program based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[citation needed] The countdown began in September 2009 and is owned and produced by Positive Number Productions.

Canada's Top 20 Countdown
GenreMusic chart show, talk
Running timeApprox. 2 hrs. (including commercials)
Country of originCanada Canada
Home stationCKBE-FM[citation needed]
Hosted byA. J. Reynolds (2009–2016)
Julia Kilbride (2010–?)
various guest hosts
Created byA. J. Reynolds
Written byMadaline Martelle
Executive producer(s)Miguel Sanchaez
Original releaseSeptember 2009 – 2016
No. of episodesCHR - 247, Rock - 188, Country - 170 (as of June 12, 2014)

The CountdownEdit

The program was available to radio stations in two formats: CHR/Hot AC branded as Pop 20, and 80's and early 90's pop & rock branded as The Retro 20. A rock and a country version of the show were introduced in 2010 but have since been discontinued. Each program ran two hours in duration, and they counted down the 20 biggest songs from coast to coast in their respective genres. The program was syndicated to stations throughout Canada, as well as on Air Canada flights worldwide and, until its 2014 closure, on Canadian Forces Radio.[1] A variation of the show, Canada's Top 20 Skate, has also been heard at hockey arenas throughout Canada.

The CHR/Hot AC, and the now defunct rock version, of Canada's Top 20 were hosted by A. J. Reynolds. The defunct country version was hosted by Julia Kilbride.[2] Other personalities featured in the program include Ed the Sock[3] and Floyd Blaikie.

Commitment to Canadian ContentEdit

Canada's Top 20 had interviewed over 350 Canadian musical artists in its Canadian Artist of the Week segment. The countdown maintained a minimum of 40% Canadian Content and prided itself on its commitment to up and coming Canadian artists by featuring an unsigned, independent artist on its show monthly.

Production teamEdit

  • Miguel Sanchaez – Executive Producer
  • Madaline Martelle – Artistic Director / Media Manager
  • AJ Reynolds – Producer


Past contributorsEdit

  • Alex Ewing – Executive Producer
  • Kelly Campbell – Executive Producer
  • Julia Kilbride - Country Music Host


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