The Hollywood Reporter has a big story about the battle between Casey Kasem’s children and his wife, Jean, over visitation rights and who gets to make medical decisions for the radio legend, who is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. The piece also recaps Casey’s career in-depth, from his earliest days in Detroit to the height of his “American Top 40” success to his departure from the airwaves a few years ago. It serves as a timeline of radio stations that played popular music over the last four decades.
In 2010, I wrote about my memories of Casey and the influence “AT40” had on my early radio career. You can read that column here.