Country Top 40 is a four-hour show based on the country singles charts tabulated by Mediabase. At the beginning of each show, Kingsley plays back snippets of the previous week’s top 5 hits, ending with the No. 1 song.
The countdown itself features the top 40 country songs of the week, played in ascending order starting with No. 40. Each segment includes two to four songs, with at least one of those songs having a story about the song and/or its recording artist; some songs are also accompanied by interview snippets from the artist. In addition, some of the songs are succeeded by a previous hit from the artist — either a notable song or one that debuted that particular week in the past.
Regular and recurring features of the show include:
- The Listener Request, at the end of the first and second hours. Similar to the ACC Mailbag of Kingsley-era American Country Countdown shows, listeners are invited to send requests (by e-mail or letter) for songs and provide a story about the song’s meaning to them. If a listener’s request is played on the program, (s)he receives a gift package (generally, a T-shirt and a copy of that particular show).
- CT40 Milestone, heard at the end of the third hour. Like “ACC Calendar” from Kingsley-era American Country Countdown programs, “Milestone” spotlights a classic song, birthday of a performer or songwriter, or other innovation in country music history.
- CT40 Flashback, heard semi-regularly during the last hour of the show. A currently popular country music artist introduces the feature, before Kingsley reads trivia from the spotlighted year. A montage of the top 5 hits from the corresponding month are then replayed.
Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 airs on Kiss Country Sundays from 10am – 2 pm.