Monday, July 06, 2009
...and keep reaching for the stars."
We will Casey.
At 77, Casey Kasem has actually hung up his microphone.
Here you can download a sampler of his 1970's programs. It is particularly worth listening to from 6.04 where you will hear a (these days questionably tasteful) reference to Australia, and then the famous sign-off.
Casey has made a lot of us very happy.
I used to love his references to being heard "coast to coast and around the world on radio stations like" including on one occasion - I kid you not - "5AU in South Australia's industrial north."
One of my proudest possessions is a boxed set of the LPs that constituted an actual Casey Kasem program, diverted by a 2SM staffer who knew how much it would mean to me.
Here's the rundown from July 1984. Prince and Bruce Springsteen were at 1 and 2.