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Quotes on the passing of Casey Kasem

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • June 15, 2014 - 4:50 PM

LOS ANGELES — "It's a sad day for the broadcasting community and for radio listeners around the world. When I was a kid, I would listen to Casey Kasem's AT40 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." — media personality Ryan Seacrest

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"Very sorry to hear of Casey's passing. Aside from being a Johnny Carson-esque staple in all our lives, Casey was always so personally kind to me. I still have a voicemail he left me years ago telling me how much he loved my new record at the time. He was gracious. And a class act." — singer Richard Marx

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