Casey Kasem Best Quotes

Kemal Amen “Casey” Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most notably American … Enjoy Casey Kasem’s best quotes below.

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”
“Basically, radio hasn’t changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience.”
“If the beat gets to the audience, and the message touches them, you’ve got a hit.”
“For the most part, that message hasn’t changed a lot over the years – love is still love, and heartbreak is still heartbreak.”
“Every station I was at, I never said goodbye – when I was in Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Oakland, and L.A. I don’t know why.”
“Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional baseball player instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not.”
“We tell stories. We talk about statistics. And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat: the long distance dedication.”
“Always be consistent.”
“Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you’re really connecting.”
“Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues – communicating with an audience.”
“I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications. Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you’re really connecting.”
“But otherwise, music is about a beat and a message.”
“I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications.”
“It’s been amazing, the number of commercials that I’ve done, starting back in 1968. It must be 8,000.”
“The stories are success stories. The letters from listeners often touch the heart and can be inspiring.”
“Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You’re only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for.”
“As you know, in the past several years, month after month, radio has increased its revenues – some of it even coming from Dot-Com advertisers. So, radio is a survivor.”
“For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger.”
“I started radio in 1950 on the Lone Ranger radio program, a dramatic show that emanated from Detroit when I was 18 years old and just beginning college. I did that for a couple of years.”
“I’d like to feel that an advertiser gets something extra when they advertise with us – a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories.”
“That something extra, I believe, is a certain humanity that comes from upbeat and positive human interest letters and success stories. Advertisers like to be associated with those qualities.”
“Interestingly, songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they’re getting shorter.”
“My first commercial was for Miller High Life beer.”
“Songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they’re getting shorter. But otherwise, music is about a beat and a message. If the beat gets to the audience, and the message touches them, you’ve got a hit.”
“Because of my background in theater and radio acting, I knew that I could make a living as an actor.”

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