Canada's Top 20 Countdown

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Canada's Top 20 Countdown
Genre Music chart show, talk
Running time Approx. 2 hrs. (including commercials)
Country of origin Canada Canada
Home station CKBE-FM[citation needed]
Hosted by A. J. Reynolds (2009–present)
Julia Kilbride (2010–?)
various guest hosts
Created by A. J. Reynolds
Written by Madaline Martelle
Executive producer(s) Miguel Sanchaez
Original release September 2009 – present
No. of episodes CHR - 247, Rock - 188, Country - 170 (as of June 12, 2014)

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

The Countdown[edit]

The program is currently 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 was introduced in 2010 but have since been discontinued. Each program runs two hours in duration, and they count down the 20 biggest songs from coast to coast in their respective genres. The program is syndicated to stations throughout Canada, as well as on Air Canada flights world-wide 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 are 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 Content[edit]

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

Production team[edit]

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


Past contributors[edit]

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


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