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Casey Kasem

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Casey Kasem

 

American Top 40 - The 80s on The Big Mix Weekend

Central Maine's #1 Weekend Show - Sundays @ Noon

 

Countdown legend Casey Kasem hosts American Top 40 - The 80s every Sunday at midday on Mix 107.9 courtesy of Premiere Radio Networks in Los Angeles.
 

 Weekend Countdown Charts

 

On-Air:  February 9, 2013 -- Original Broadcast:  February 13, 1988

#40 “ROCKET 2 U” – The Jets
#39 “CRAZY” – Icehouse
#38 “HONESTLY” – Stryper
#37 “(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY” – Michael Bolton
#36 “MAN IN THE MIRROR” – Michael Jackson
#35 “HYSTERIA” – Def Leppard
#34 “I WANT HER” – Keith Sweat
#33 “OUT OF THE BLUE” – Debbie Gibson
#32 “853-5937” – Squeeze
#31 “BE STILL MY BEATING HEART” – Sting
#30 “BECAUSE OF YOU” – The Cover Girls
#29 “CANDLE IN THE WIND” – Elton John 
#28 “TELL IT TO MY HEART” – Taylor Dayne
#27 “LOVE OVERBOARD” – Gladys Knight & The Pips
#26 “ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHTS” – Richard Marx
#25 “GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU” – George Harrison
#24 “THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL” – Michael Jackson
#23 “JUST LIKE PARADISE” – David Lee Roth
#22 “I COULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF YOUR MAN” – Prince 
#21 “PUSH IT” – Salt-N-Pepa
#20 “POP GOES THE WORLD” – Men Without Hats
#19 “I FOUND SOMEONE” – Cher
#18 “I GET WEAK” – Belinda Carlisle
#17 “PUMP UP THE VOLUME” – M/A/R/R/S 
#16 “CAN’T STAY AWAY FROM YOU” – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
#15 “I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE” – Natalie Cole 
#14 “EVERYWHERE” – Fleetwood Mac
#13 “TUNNEL OF LOVE” – Bruce Springsteen
#12 “FATHER FIGURE” – George Michael
#11 “NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP” – Rick Astley
#10 “SHE’S LIKE THE WIND” – Patrick Swayze f/Wendy Fraser
#9 “DON’T SHED A TEAR” – Paul Carrack
#8 “SAY YOU WILL” – Foreigner
#7 “HAZY SHADE OF WINTER” – The Bangles
#6 “NEED YOU TONIGHT” – INXS
#5 “WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS” – Pet Shop Boys w/Dusty Springfield
#4 “HUNGRY EYES” – Eric Carmen
#3 “I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN” – Roger
#2 “SEASONS CHANGE” – Exposé
#1 “COULD’VE BEEN” – Tiffany

 

On-Air: February 3, 2013 -- Original Broadcast: February 4, 1984

#40 “STAY WITH ME TONIGHT” – Jeffrey Osborne

#39 “HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN” – Eurythmics

#38 “THE DREAM” – Irene Cara

#37 “GIVE IT UP” – K.C.

#36 “THIS WOMAN” – Kenny Rogers

#35 “BANG YOUR HEAD (METAL HEALTH)” – Quiet Riot

#34 “TIME WILL REVEAL” – DeBarge

#33 “NIGHTBIRD” – Stevie Nicks

#32 “GOT A HOLD ON ME” – Christine McVie

#31 “I WANT A NEW DRUG” – Huey Lewis & The News

#30 “SEND ME AN ANGEL” – Real Life

#29 “NEW MOON ON MONDAY” – Duran Duran

#28 “SAY IT ISN’T SO” – Daryl Hall & John Oates

#27 “THE CURLY SHUFFLE” – Jump ‘N The Saddle

#26 “BABY I LIED” – Deborah Allen

#25 “UNION OF THE SNAKE” – Duran Duran

#24 “SO BAD” – Paul McCartney

#23 “YAH MO B THERE” – James Ingram w/Michael McDonald

#22 “NOBODY TOLD ME” – John Lennon

#21 “GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN” – Cyndi Lauper

#20 “MIDDLE OF THE ROAD” – The Pretenders

#19 “WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER” – The Police

#18 “99 LUFTBALLONS” – Nena

#17 “TWIST OF FATE” – Olivia Newton-John

#16 “HOLIDAY” – Madonna

#15 “AN INNOCENT MAN” – Billy Joel

#14 “LET THE MUSIC PLAY” – Shannon

#13 “SAY SAY SAY” – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson

#12 “I STILL CAN’T GET OVER LOVING YOU” – Ray Parker, Jr.

#11 “JUMP” – Van Halen

#10 “PINK HOUSES” – John Cougar Mellencamp

#9 “THINK OF LAURA” – Christopher Cross

#8 “THAT’S ALL” – Genesis

#7 “RUNNING WITH THE NIGHT” – Lionel Richie

#6 “I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY CALL IT THE BLUES” – Elton John

#5 “BREAK MY STRIDE” – Matthew Wilder

#4 “JOANNA” – Kool & The Gang

#3 “TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP” – The Romantics

#2 “OWNER OF A LONELY HEART” – Yes

#1 “KARMA CHAMELEON” – Culture Club

 

On-Air:  January 27, 2013 -- Original Broadcast:  January 30, 1982

#40 “DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’” – Journey

#39 “SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD” – The Police

#38 “PAC-MAN FEVER” – Buckner & Garcia

#37 “THAT GIRL” – Stevie Wonder

#36 “ABACAB” – Genesis

#35 “SEA OF LOVE” – Del Shannon

#34 “ALL OUR TOMORROWS” – Eddie Schwartz

#33 “WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND” – Loverboy

#32 “SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD” – Barry Manilow

#31 “KEY LARGO” – Bertie Higgins

#30 “LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE” – Alabama

#29 “MIRROR MIRROR” – Diana Ross

#28 “YESTERDAY’S SONGS” – Neil Diamond

#27 “I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD” – Ronnie Milsap

#26 “YOUNG TURKS” – Rod Stewart

#25 “THROUGH THE YEARS” – Kenny Rogers

#24 “LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONIGHT” – Rick Springfield

#23 “SHE’S GOT A WAY” – Billy Joel

#22 “TROUBLE” – Lindsey Buckingham

#21 “OPEN ARMS” – Journey

#20 “YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME” – Sheena Easton

#19 “SWEET DREAMS” – Air Supply

#18 “COME GO WITH ME” – The Beach Boys

#17 “TAKE IT EASY ON ME” – The Little River Band

#16 “LEADER OF THE BAND” – Dan Fogelberg

#15 “SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT” – Eddie Rabbitt

#14 “WAITING ON A FRIEND” – The Rolling Stones

#13 “SHAKE IT UP” – The Cars

#12 “COOL NIGHT” – Paul Davis

#11 “COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE” – Barbra Streisand

#10 “HOOKED ON CLASSICS” – The Royal Philharmomic Orchestra

#9 “THE SWEETEST THING” – Juice Newton

#8 “LET’S GROOVE” – Earth, Wind & Fire

#7 “TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND” – George Benson

#6 “LEATHER & LACE” – Stevie Nicks w/Don Henley

#5 “HARDEN MY HEART” – Quarterflash

#4 “PHYSICAL” – Olivia Newton-John

#3 “CENTERFOLD” – The J. Geils Band

#2 “WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU” – Foreigner

#1 “I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (NO CAN DO)” – Daryl Hall & John Oates

 

About Casey: 

Mention the name Casey Kasem, and music lovers from around the world will think of radio's biggest countdown show. In fact, Casey is the man that set the standard for all countdown shows, with his weekly program American Top 40.

 



Casey's reach is broad, extending to millions of listeners. From counting down the hits to offering listeners long-distance dedications, Casey's style and approach are summed up in his trademark phrase: "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." The man who once dreamed of being a baseball player, but ended up as a radio sports announcer in high school, has since become the youngest member ever inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. He has his own star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame. And in 1997, Billboard Magazine presented him with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Clearly, Casey's friendly 'crackling' voice has taken him to the top of his profession.



Over the years, Casey has also worked as a character actor in films and TV shows, as well as countless voice-over commercials and Saturday morning cartoon shows like the long running "Scooby Doo." He has three children by a former marriage, Kerri, Michael, and Julie. His wife, Jean, appeared as Loretta in NBC-TV's hit series "Cheers" and co-starred in its spin-off, "The Tortellis." Casey and Jean have a daughter named Liberty.



Back in Detroit, while majoring in speech education at Wayne State University, young Kemal Amen Kasem landed acting roles in national radio shows like "The Lone Ranger" and "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon." During military service in Korea, he coordinated and acted in radio drama on the Armed Forces Network. A civilian again in 1954, Casey soon became a disc jockey, work that took him from Detroit to Cleveland, Buffalo, Oakland and eventually Los Angeles.



In Oakland, his station manager told Casey to change his format, dropping improvised, wild-track comedy characters. That same evening, minutes before his next show, still stuck for an idea, Casey found a discarded magazine – Who's Who in Pop Music, 1962 – in a trash barrel at the studio. It was full of facts about recording artists. So, he began telling stories about the lives of popular musicians, "teasing" them a few minutes beforehand. This "teaser/bio" format was to become a standard in the radio industry and a familiar part of American Top 40, which originally debuted on July 4, 1970.

 



Besides being one of the busiest performers, Casey is also involved in many social and humanitarian causes including: vegetarianism, anti-smoking campaigns, anti-discrimination projects, for which he has received numerous honors. Since 1981, he has also participated in Jerry Lewis' annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.



Casey leads a full and active life. His message to each individual is to believe that "I can make a difference"—then get involved. And he sets the example himself.

 

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