Radio Icon Casey Kasem Has Died at Age 82

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    I used to listen to American Top 40 on a regular basis as a teenager. I always thought he had a wonderful voice.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/06/15/american-top-40-radio-host-casey-kasem/10017207/
     
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    Didn't they only just rescue him from his crazy wife?
     
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    Yeah, he was the voice of Shaggy.:(
     
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    When I was a kid, I would hide a little transistor radio under the covers of my bed and listen to the top/final 10 on the lowest volume setting possible, because those ten would air on my local radio station past my bedtime. I stopped listening to the show in my early teens, when my musical tastes changed to stuff that wasn't very likely to reach American pop charts.

    And yes, he has that distinctive, universally recognizable voice. I once heard a recording of a couple of outtakes from his show: one where he's recording a promo spot and is dismayed that the station airs his show at 2 in the morning, and one where he flips out because the program director(s) have him doing a sad "Long Distance Dedication" right after an upbeat song.

    Well, whaddaya know... here's a YouTube clip that contains the audio. (NSFW/profanity; headphone use recommended)
     
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    He was also the voice of Bluestreak, Cliffjumper, and Teletraan 1 (the computer) in the original Transformers series, Robin in the Super Friends, recurring roles as Shaggy and others in Laff-a-Lympics, Blue Falcon and Dynomutt, Jana of the Jungle, Captain Planet, Tiny Toons, Johnny Bravo, as well as the radio in Blues' Clues.

    The man did a lot, and when you think about it, voiced a lot of characters that made up our youth.

    I'll leave it with his closing tag from American Top 40:

    RIP, Kasey.

    BL.
     
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    I used to listen to American Top 40 every week. That was back when AM radio ruled and FM played elevator music.

    "Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars. and keep your radio tuned right where it is."
     
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    I loved his voice too, but did anyone catch his profanity fill rant from years ago? Comedy gold I tell ya!
     
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    Yeah, I listened to it over the weekend, and it was pretty hilarious.:D
     
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    RIP Mr. Kasem. You were great on the radio as I was growing up. I also loved your Scooby Doo voices and these things will live on for kids to come.
     
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    A long distance dedication would be in order.
     
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    Looking back at things, outside of Howard Stern vs. the FCC and Dee Snider vs. the PMRC, the next biggest radio rivalry was between Kasey Kasem and AT40, vs. Rick Dees and his Weekly Top 40. While Dees tried to cater to the kids, Kasem kept true to his format and got the kids and the adults. Looking back on it now, as good as Dees was, I still think Kasem won out..

    BL.
     
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    Yup and the court upheld he could be taken of a feeding tube also.

    RIP Casey...............
     
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    For a little dog named Snuggles.
     
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    The whole case that led up to his death is sad. Not sure what is worse, Casey's illness or his gold digger wife.
     
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    body missing

    This is disturbing

    The story says that the daughter sought a restraining order to preempt cremation in order for an autopsy to be done. But the funeral home no longer has the body or knows where it is.

    The death certificate lists an address in Jerusalem (Israel) and indicates removal from the state as means of disposition. There is paperwork naming a funeral home in Montreal (Canada), but that place has no record of him.

    Odd things are afoot.
     

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