Occasionally Latin American music and Caribbean/West African gets in there. The show used to be hosted by a couple called Ace and Joe, I don't know why they were booted off. They had a nice rapport. It wouldn't matter if they were getting old, it's not like you can see them right? I don't know, I was a kid when they used to host. I just really liked the sound of Ace and Joe and the World Chart Show. Has a nice cadence doesn't it?
I don't know, something seems to be missing? Maybe if the photo was in black and white and she was wearing a cool denim vest like Ace did. Either way, Lara does a good job of shouting out to her listeners from across the world. More than once I've heard her mention the show's Facebook friends from Saudi Arabia. Like I said, when it comes to Top 40 on the radio, this show is pretty much all you got over here. Tonight I heard her talk about a pair of fans from Qatif and she actually did a segment on the city. She discussed its history and attractions and even played a part of a song by Fairouz, one of the fans' favourite singers! Skip forward to 0:49 to hear her talk about the Shaaban sisters and their hometown.
I honestly didn't know that Al-Qatif, as she calls it, had such an ancient history. I mean, I went there on a field trip in elementary school and we visited the souk, but that's about it. My family and I may be leaving Saudi in December so I've wanted to go again, but trying to get my dad to drive there is a Herculean task onto itself. Anyways, great job Lara. You're up there with Ace and Joe now!