The East Coast Countdown is a weekly, nationally-syndicated radio program that features the Top Ten hottest songs from Atlantic Canadian artists as voted by the public at www.eastcoastcountdown.com. In addition to the top songs of the week, the East Coast Countdown also plays some “Producer’s Picks”, interviews with the artists as well as some old favorites.
The East Coast Countdown broadcasts on stations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and internet radio as well.
The East Coast Countdown was founded in 2004 by long time friends Jack Bonaparte and Jimmie Inch, with Jack serving as Executive Producer//Host and Jimmie as the show’s Engineer/Producer. In July 2005, Jack was diagnosed with cancer and eventually lost his battle on March 4, 2006, just days after being awarded the East Coast Music Award for Industry Professional of the Year.
Jimmie took over hosting the East Coast Countdown in July, 2005 when Jack started his treatments and now serves as permanent host. In late 2006 Glen MacIsaac friend of Jack Bonaparte and band mate of Jimmie Inch was brought on as producer of the show.
The show has gone on to win 4 Nova Scotia Music Awards for Program of the year as well as 4 ECMA Awards for Broadcast of the year.