Casey Kasem

One of the first 45’s I played on the air in 1964 was “A Letter To Elaina” by Casey Kasem. Years later, we met at one of  his AMERICAN TOP-40 parties. Casey got his start in the late 1940’s as a child actor on The Lone Ranger Radio Show. He began spinning the hits in Buffalo, Detroit and San Francisco before landing in Hollywood on KRLA. He left local radio in 1970 and partnered with programming genius Ron Jacobs. Together they created the most successful music program in the history of radio.Play the audio below and hear Casey at the mike on his first AT-  40 program.


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