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Airplay40 Chart Show
is a syndicated radio-based Top40 (radio format) chart show broadcast around the globe on English speaking radio stations.
It is based on the UK Top 40 format, and is derived from airplay from subscriber English-language radio stations across Europe and the Middle East.
The programme is aimed at English expatriates and tourists visiting popular holiday destinations across Europe and the Middle East.
The programme is broadcast to over ten regions including
Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Gibraltar, Oman, Dubai, Malta, Aruba New Zealand, and appears on selected internet radio stations.
The programme is hosted by
Spencer James, and is produced by Fourway Media.
is broadcast every Sunday, with the website http://www.airplay40.com updated as the programme airs.
The website also has the showbiz news headlines, forums for discussion of the songs in the chart, and about life in the ex-pat community.
Also, there is a weekly showbiz news bulletin, with the main news in the world of entertainment,
and a look back at previous hits over the years on the chart in the “Rewind” section of the programme.
The programme was originally called
The eXpat Chart
and was specifically targeted towards an English speaking audience on radio stations broadcasting outside of the UK.
The programme was launched in June 2008 and grew rapidly, however,
an increase in UK based stations and a shift in marketing plans meant a re-brand was needed.
In 2010, eXpat Party
was launched, hosted at first by presenter Danny Looker, and then in 2011 by comedy duo Mabbs and Justice.
This was broadcast until the spring of 2012, when eXpat Chart Rewind was launched.
In January 2013, The eXpat Chart was rebranded as Airplay40, with a new website.
Similar to BBC UK Top 40
The UK Singles Chart began to be compiled in 1952.
According to the Official Charts Company’s statistics,
as of 1 July 2012,
1,200 singles have topped the UK Singles Chart.
The precise number of chart-toppers is debatable due to the profusion of competing charts from the 1950s to the 1980s,
but the usual list used is that endorsed by the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and subsequently adopted by the Official Charts Company.
The company regards a selected period of the New Musical Express chart (only from 1952 to 1960)
and the Record Retailer chart from 1960 to 1969 as predecessors for the period prior to 11 February 1969,
where multiples of competing charts (none official) coexisted side by side.
For example, the BBC compiled its own chart based on an average of the music papers of the time;
many songs announced as having reached number one on BBC Radio and Top of the Pops prior to 1969
are not listed as chart-toppers according to the legacy criteria of the Charts Company.
In: Dj / Top 40 / UK Top 40