Monday, June 16, 2014

R.I.P. Casey Kasem

Hall of Fame radio personality Casey Kasem passed away yesterday at age 82.  Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem was born in Detroit in 1932 and was a member of the radio club at Northwestern High School and graduated Wayne State University in 1957.  He was the host of the legendary "American Top 40" countdown show from 1970 until 2009.

WDET is a public radio station in (W) DETroit, Michigan.  They were originally owned by the United Auto Workers union before being sold to Wayne State University in 1952 for one dollar.  They are one of the few public radio stations that operate on a commercial frequency.  Casey Kasem kept close ties with Wayne State, even appearing on billboards for the school back in the 1980s.  He's wearing a school alumni hat in the top photo.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Shaggy For All Of The Funtastic & Groovy Memories.