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Casey Kasem was a radio personality who became famous for hosting the American Top 40. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Lebanese immigrants. His first job as a DJ came when he was 13 years old at CKLW-FM where he would play records on the weekend and read news bulletins from time to time. Casey Kasem’s career took off after being hired by KRLA in Los Angeles where his talent caught the eye of Dick Clark Productions and NBC Radio Network. In 1970, Casey started hosting American Top 40 which is now considered one of America’s most popular countdown shows ever created.

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About Casey Kasem

birth of the author

April 27, 1932

death of the author

June 15, 2014

education of the author

Northwestern High School

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Wayne State University

occupation of the author

Disc Jockey, Radio Personality, Voice Actor

date of the author

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As you know, in the past several years, month after month, radio has increased its revenues–some of it even coming from Dot–Com advertisers. So, radio is a survivor. — Casey Kasem

Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you’re really connecting. — Casey Kasem

Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional Baseball player, instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not. — Casey Kasem

I started radio in 1950 on the Lone Ranger radio program, a dramatic show that emanated from Detroit when I was 18 years old and just beginning college. I did that for a couple of years. — Casey Kasem

basically radio hasn t changed over the years Casey Kasem quote

A lot of my fans are people who have grown up and don’t have as much time to listen to the radio, but still want to keep up with what’s popular. A lot of shows don’t talk to them anymore, but I do. — Casey Kasem

Because of my background in theater and radio acting, I knew that I could make a living as an actor. — Casey Kasem

Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger. — Casey Kasem

For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger. — Casey Kasem

Basically, radio hasn’t changed over the years. — Casey Kasem


I’d like to feel that an advertiser gets something extra when they advertise with us–a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories. — Casey Kasem

We tell stories. We talk about statistics. And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat: the long distance dedication. — Casey Kasem

The stories are success stories. The letters from listeners often touch the heart and can be inspiring. — Casey Kasem

That something extra, I believe, is a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories. Advertisers like to be associated with those qualities. — Casey Kasem

The first syndicating I tried was when two partners and I created a production company in 1952. We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show. — Casey Kasem

my first commercial was for miller high life beer Casey Kasem quote

Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues–communicating with an audience. — Casey Kasem

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My first commercial was for Miller High Life beer. — Casey Kasem

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When I first heard rap, I wasn’t quick to be critical. I couldn’t understand what they were saying, but I had a feeling it was a reflection of what’s been happening in the ghetto. — Casey Kasem

Interestingly, songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they’re getting shorter. — Casey Kasem

What I really want to be is an actor. — Casey Kasem

what i really want to be is an actor Casey Kasem quote

Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You’re only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for. — Casey Kasem

Always be consistent. — Casey Kasem

I love to keep busy. But I never forget it’s the countdown that made it all possible. — Casey Kasem

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