Thirty-five years ago, Jon Rivers was on his way into work where he hosted the morning show on KLTY-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth. It was around 230 in the morning while driving in where Jon clearly heard Jesus speak to him to start a weekly countdown show called, "20 The Countdown Magazine."
There was already a big show called, "American Top 40" hosted by Casey Kasem that was counting down mainstream songs but nothing for Christian music at the time. Jon felt like Christian music is as good as anything and there are always at least 20 great Christian songs you can count down. And so…20 the Countdown Magazine began!
Jon did most of the writing and production himself at first…chasing after the FedEx truck late at night to make sure cassette tapes of the show made it out to radio stations all over the world in time! Technology[…] Source: Christian Music