Salina, KS

Now: 60 °

Currently: Clear

Hi: 68 ° | Lo: 50 °

Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown dead

KSAL StaffJune 15, 2014

Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82.

Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning.

Kasem’s “American Top 40” began on July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. The No. 1 song on his list then was “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” by Three Dog Night.

The show continued in varying forms – and for varying syndicators – until his retirement in 2009. In his signoff, he would tell viewers: “And don’t forget: keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2021. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialin...
October 20, 2021Comments
Test to Stay/Learn/Play/P...
October 20, 2021Comments
Annual Grant to Aid Local...
October 20, 2021Comments
Lions Club Hosting 63rd C...
October 20, 2021Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets