Senin, 06 Juli 2009

Casey Kasem's final countdown

It’s the final countdown—again—for Casey Kasem. The radio fable will wind up his “American Top 40” aftereffect programs, “American Top 20” and “American Top 10,” on July 4— a date of significance: He created the authorization on July 4, 1970.

“Hosting assorted versions of my admission affairs has kept me acutely busy, and I admired every minute of it,” Kasem, 77, said in a statement. “However, this accommodation will chargeless up time I charge to focus on countless added projects.”

But that acclaimed articulation (he provided the vocals for Shaggy on the “Scooby Doo” animation series) will alive on. His archetypal 1970s and 1980s “AT40” countdowns will abide to be broadcast by syndicator Premiere Radio Networks.

The “King of the Countdowns’ ” abandonment from the developed contemporary-oriented authorization is annihilation new. After acknowledged apropos in 1988 with the show’s owner, ABC Watermark, Casey larboard "AT40." But buying changed aback to Casey and he alternate in 1998 to host the active version. He stepped bottomward as host in 2004 and handed the duties over to Ryan Seacrest.

His “American Top 20” appearance affectedness on KBIG-FM (104.3) in Los Angeles and on KGMX-FM Lancaster.

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