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Old 06-15-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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This takes me back to listening to American Top 40 in the mid-80s while driving around, when I was in high school.

But it also takes me back another decade to those Saturday morning cartoons. And they were special because there were no DVDs or even VHS back then in the mid-70s. There was no streaming and no cable. You watched something when it was on, and then it was gone and unavailable again! It made the limited times when things were on special. So Saturday mornings were special, with The Pink Panther, the Superfriends, and of course, Scooby Doo!

So all I can say, and I mean this with the utmost respect...

Ruh-roh!

Casey Kasem, legendary radio personality, dies at 82 - CNN.com
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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No! Not the voice of Shaggy! I remember listening to him do "American Top 40" when I was a kid. The "Dear Casey" segment in which he read a sob story from a fan was always so emotional and made me weepy. What a voice he had! It's just too bad how his final months were so dramatic with his wife and kids fighting over the conservatorship and with him allegedly missing for a little while. He deserved a more peaceful ending than that. May he RIP.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I'm sorry to hear that! I listened to the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem frequently back in the 80's when I was a teen/young adult. He had a one of a kind voice. May he RIP.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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dear Casey, thank you for your contributions to the entertainment industry. May you now, finally and at last rest in peace.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Well I'm old. I always listened to America's Top 40 every week in the 70s. Everybody in high school listened to the show back then.

RIP, Casey. Hopefully, he was unaware of the vultures battling each other before his passing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Casey Kasem was an excellent individual who achieved great success as hosting American Top 40 and providing the voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise for 40 years. (Frank Welker is the only original voice actor remaining portraying Fred Jones and, since 2002, Scooby-Doo.) Kasem will be missed greatly.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:29 PM
 
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No! Not the voice of Shaggy! I remember listening to him do "American Top 40" when I was a kid. The "Dear Casey" segment in which he read a sob story from a fan was always so emotional and made me weepy. What a voice he had! It's just too bad how his final months were so dramatic with his wife and kids fighting over the conservatorship and with him allegedly missing for a little while. He deserved a more peaceful ending than that. May he RIP.
Same with me. Listening to him on the radio during the seventies was always a great joy. He was a brilliant DJ and he is with the legends of radio like the Wolfman. RIP.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
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I used to tell my friends that the AT40 Guy was Shaggy back in the early 80s, and they said I was full of crap.
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:52 AM
 
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An absolute loss. His countdown shows meant so much to many. Loved his voice. Still listen to his shows every weekend on XM. They will be even more special now. So sorry his last months were not the best. RIP Casey, and thanks for all the memories.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Kasem with a heartfelt tribute to "Snuggles" (NSFW)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=fDYK2H0ldbo
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