Media peers remember Casey Kasem

Colleagues who followed in the footsteps of the legendary radio personality and host of ‘American Top 40’ honored his memory after news of his death Sunday.

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When I was a kid, I would listen to Casey Kasem’s [American Top 40] show every weekend, and dream about someday becoming a radio DJ. So when decades later I took over his “AT40” countdown show, it was a surreal moment. Casey had a distinctive friendly on-air voice, and he was just as affable and nice if you had the privilege to be in his company. He’ll be greatly missed by all of us.

Seacrest also added this Twitter message:

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. We’ll miss you, Casey.

— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) June 15, 2014

Another music-program host who followed in Kasem’s footsteps, Carson Daly, offered this remembrance on Twitter:

Long before MTV and the internet #CaseyKasem made sure you were hearing the best music out there. Peace be to his family and RIP. #Respect

— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) June 15, 2014

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