QUICK LINKS:

Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown dead

Created: 06/15/2014 11:29 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82.

Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning.

Kasem's "American Top 40" began on July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. The No. 1 song on his list then was "Mama Told Me Not to Come," by Three Dog Night.

The show continued in varying forms - and for varying syndicators - until his retirement in 2009. In his signoff, he would tell viewers: "And don't forget: keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Freeze Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Jefferson; Lewis; Northern Cayuga; Oswego
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Freeze Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Allegany; Cattaraugus; Chautauqua; Livingston; Southern Erie; Wyoming
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Frost Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Genesee; Monroe; Niagara; Northern Erie; Ontario; Orleans; Wayne
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Freeze Warning

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Broome; Chemung; Chenango; Cortland; Delaware; Madison; Northern Oneida; Onondaga; Otsego; Schuyler; Southern Cayuga; Southern Oneida; Steuben; Sullivan; Tioga; Tompkins
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Frost Advisory

NY AREAS AFFECTED: Seneca; Yates
Expires: 5/23/2015 9:00 AM

Rochester

Broken Clouds
55°
55° | 40°
  • Feels like: 55° F
  • Wind: NW 20mph
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Sat Abundant sunshine
    66° | 34°
  • Sun Partly cloudy
    75° | 46°
  • Mon A few thunderstorms possible
    80° | 55°
  • Tue Slight chance of a thunderstorm
    83° | 62°