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Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dead
ap ^ | ANTHONY MCCARTNEY

Posted on 06/15/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT by Morgana

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Casey Kasem, the internationally famous radio broadcaster with the cheerful manner and gentle voice who became the king of the top 40 countdown with a syndicated show that ran for decades, died Sunday. He was 82.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; caseykasem; dead; kasem; obituary; radio; rip; scoobydoo; shaggy
RIP
1 posted on 06/15/2014 9:36:34 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I used to listen to the countdown every week, back in the day.

I hope the ugly family battles in his family will cease.


2 posted on 06/15/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Morgana

Guys like Casey and Dick Clark were Americana for several generations. The passing of an era that sadly will never return.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 9:39:29 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Free Vulcan

Was just thinking of Dick Clark and American Bandstand.

Yea Video killed the radio star.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
A dedicated Scientologist daughter offs her Dad for the cash! Chalk it up to another cult related death .
5 posted on 06/15/2014 9:42:41 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Morgana

It’s almost fitting that Casey take his final bow on Father’s Day. I spent many years listening to him on the radio. He was the ultimate professional. His widow has made herself an enemy of the family. Her next battle will be in the courtroom during the reading of the will or wills. She seems like a very unhappy person, or, this may just be her brand of grieving. No one could really state her motives but Mrs. Kasem herself.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 9:43:33 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Morgana

Brings back memories.. Hullaballoo. Even.... Soul Train was better than most of the junk on tv now..

For a real hoot, check out Youtube for some Tom Jones songs from way back...Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink, and Billy Preston doing, The Games That People Play.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 9:43:41 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Dilbert San Diego

not happening in California when the Scientologists are demanding their cut !


8 posted on 06/15/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: ncalburt; All
"A dedicated Scientologist daughter offs her Dad for the cash! Chalk it up to another cult related death ." ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  photo skywalkers.jpg
9 posted on 06/15/2014 9:45:26 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: lee martell

Hello.
The so called worried daughter was a Scientologist and the cults lawyers and PR team got together to smear the Wife.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 9:46:39 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Morgana

It is the dark side.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 9:48:14 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I listened to him today and yesterday on Sirius XM on the 70s station doing the Top 40 Countdown. I listened to it when I was a little girl. Brings back so many memories.

May his soul finally be at peace.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 9:49:51 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Morgana

I only found out today that he was the voice of Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo TV show. I had no idea.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 9:53:07 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Morgana

“Radio Ga Ga”—Queen

I’d sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio
Radio.

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds - invaded by Mars
You made ‘em laugh - you made ‘em cry
You made us feel like we could fly.

So don’t become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don’t know or just don’t care
And just complain when you’re not there
You had your time, you had the power
You’ve yet to have your finest hour
Radio.

All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio ga ga
All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what’s new?
Radio, someone still loves you!

We watch the shows - we watch the stars
On videos for hours and hours
We hardly need to use our ears
How music changes through the years.

Let’s hope you never leave old friend
Like all good things on you we depend
So stick around cos we might miss you
When we grow tired of all this visual
You had your time, you had the power
You’ve yet to have your finest hour
Radio - Radio.

All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio ga ga
All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio goo goo
Radio ga ga
All we hear is Radio ga ga
Radio blah blah
Radio what’s new?
Radio, someone still loves you!


14 posted on 06/15/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT by nvskibum
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To: Morgana

First order of business for Mr Kasem - apologize to Snuggles for the insensitive lead-in.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 10:04:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MNnice

Zoiks!


16 posted on 06/15/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Morgana

I grew up with Scooby Doo and Justice League and Christmas specials and I’ll miss him


17 posted on 06/15/2014 10:09:11 AM PDT by equalator
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To: Morgana

RIP Casey Kasem, I spent many cheerful radio hours with you.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 10:20:49 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Morgana

RIP Casey. My first boss. I treasure the memories of that very cool first job and of your voice throughout my childhood.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 10:22:20 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Dilbert San Diego

RIP, Casey. We enjoyed listening to you


20 posted on 06/15/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: ncalburt
A dedicated Scientologist daughter offs her Dad for the cash!

That's what I was just wondering. I wonder what the judge got out of all this besides the political posturing.

21 posted on 06/15/2014 10:29:29 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: MNnice
"I only found out today that he was the voice of Shaggy..." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I only found out the other day when I post the first of these!! That is so COOL! shaggy scooby photo: Shaggy Shaggy.jpg
22 posted on 06/15/2014 10:39:43 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

RIP Casey. You know what would be grand? If they had a recording that played him saying “Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.” whenever someone approached.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 10:57:37 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Morgana

RIP. I hope his passing was as peaceful as such things can be.


24 posted on 06/15/2014 11:01:14 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: Morgana
I wondered why Greta on FOX spent so much time (I do not recall the number of segments) trying to help the daughter and put the fat mouth on Kaseys wife. The jury is back, both Greta and the daughter are Scientoligists.
25 posted on 06/15/2014 11:25:08 AM PDT by anchorclankor (From the main part of Missouri)
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To: Morgana
I wondered why Greta on FOX spent so much time (I do not recall the number of segments) trying to help the daughter and put the fat mouth on Kaseys wife. The jury is back, both Greta and the daughter are Scientoligists.
26 posted on 06/15/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT by anchorclankor (From the main part of Missouri)
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To: Morgana

Went to the corner store this morning and Casey was on the oldies FM station in San Antonio. The number one song on this date in 1981 was “Bette Davis’ Eyes.”


27 posted on 06/15/2014 12:17:58 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Morgana

Hmm, I was quite sympathetic towards the daughter but now looks like the wife wasn’t trying to make him die quicker.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 1:03:36 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Morgana

I began working in radio at a small station in my hometown back in the mid-1970s. The station had the distinction of being among the first dozen or so stations that signed on for the launch of American Top 40 and American Country Countdown a few years earlier.

Spent many a Saturday afternoon running the countdown before playing records on my own show. In the days before satellite delivery, the show was recorded on LP records (remember those? and shipped out by the postal service. You never threw away the previous week’s countdown, in the event the new show didn’t arrive in the mail. On rare occasions, I remember having to provide a brief intro explaining that we were playing an “encore” edition of a previous countdown.

Pretty tight operation in those days, too. Casey and his producer, Don Bustany, were in the studio within a day of Billboard releasing their charts, and they’d press the LPs and ship over the next couple of days.

I left the station in 1979, and the programs were still on LPs at that time, if I’m not mistaken. Not sure when they made the switch to satellite delivery. Kasem, Bustany and their business partner, Tom Rounds, sold out to ABC within 4-5 years of launching AT40 and became very wealthy men.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 1:39:09 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: MisterArtery
The number one song on this date in 1981 was “Bette Davis’ Eyes.”

Worst song, ever. I mean it.

30 posted on 06/15/2014 1:40:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Morgana

I began working in radio at a small station in my hometown back in the mid-1970s. The station had the distinction of being among the first dozen or so stations that signed on for the launch of American Top 40 and American Country Countdown a few years earlier.

Spent many a Saturday afternoon running the countdown before playing records on my own show. In the days before satellite delivery, the show was recorded on LP records (remember those? and shipped out by the postal service. You never threw away the previous week’s countdown, in the event the new show didn’t arrive in the mail. On rare occasions, I remember having to provide a brief intro explaining that we were playing an “encore” edition of a previous countdown.

Pretty tight operation in those days, too. Casey and his producer, Don Bustany, were in the studio within a day of Billboard releasing their charts, and they’d press the LPs and ship over the next couple of days.

I left the station in 1979, and the programs were still on LPs at that time, if I’m not mistaken. Not sure when they made the switch to satellite delivery. Kasem, Bustany and their business partner, Tom Rounds, sold out to ABC within 4-5 years of launching AT40 and became very wealthy men.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 1:46:04 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Morgana

Yep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ


32 posted on 06/15/2014 3:48:57 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: skeeter

It’s those goddam up-tempo numbers. Is Don on the phone?


33 posted on 06/17/2014 3:28:42 AM PDT by Oratam
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