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Rich Appel

Rich has spent most of his life listening to and loving music and radio, and working in the radio, music and media businesses. From high school and college radio to recent on-air work at stations like WRNJ (where he hosted The Rest of the Week with Rich Appel and filled in mornings, middays and afternoons), WGHT and Pop Gold Radio (where he’s filled in as host forThe Time Machine countdown), it’s all led up to that thing.

Rich’s background goes beyond just radio – far beyond. Following 20 years at Sony Music Entertainment (home to Columbia and RCA Records, among others), he was editor of Billboard’s Top 40 Update and continues to write for the magazine and website, with written popular chart-based series such as “Hot 100’s Hottest Weeks” and “Revisionist History.”