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Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 | The 80’s

SUNDAY
6:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Sunday 6am – 10am

About

Casey Kasem was one of the most recognizable voices in radio and television. Millions of fans around the world still find his name synonymous with music countdowns. The easy-going vocal style that was his trademark came about as the result of a station manager in Oakland telling him to change his format from wild, improvised comedy characters – just minutes before he was to go on the air. With only moments to spare and still stuck for a new format idea, he spied a discarded magazine, Who’s Who in Pop Music, 1962, in a trash barrel at the studio. It was full of facts about recording artists – exactly what he needed. That night he began telling stories about the true lives of popular musicians – teased with lead-ins a few minutes before each story was told. This “teaser/bio” format became a familiar part of American Top 40. Casey Kasem airs Sundays from 7am-11am

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