I think it should be a special on on the history of At40 and Casey Kasem.
and it should have stories on how the show got started, what was the inspiration on the LDD. the story of the Dead Dog Dedication, etc. and it should feature audio clips throughout the show's 39 years on the air.
I'd like to see Premiere have the last show be available to anyone on this forum via their FTP site a user/special password. or links off their main page.
Westwood One did this a few years ago with some of their shows after the passing of George Harrison, and while I will nowhere compare the two events, and wish Casey well in his retirement, This is still a significant event in the history of Commerical Radio in the US and worldwide. I'd hate to have to fight to pull in an internet stream to hear this.
This is not a "pass the torch" thing that was done with seacrest. I can understand why it was downplayed. The kids are there for the music. A polite acknowledgement and move on. This is the production shutdown of the show. Let's hope it's celebrated properly.
Anyone who has spent time in the industry anywhere in the world likely has heard his name, if not actually hearing the show. He's a pop culture icon. let the fans celebrate with someone they can listen to again and again on their ipods.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2009 7:57:24 GMT -5 by snarfdude
There's a station in Orlando,FL that was carrying "AT10" on Saturday nights between 6-9 PM,Eastern Time-All you need to do is go to Radio-Locator & google in Orlando,FL-The station is actually listed as being in Mount Dora,FL-That should help.
The LDD was a special one, from a listener to Casey. And the song he requested was a song that, for a few years in the early 80s, was a popular LDD song ("Thank You For Being A Friend" by Andrew Gold").
When Casey was going over a retrospect of AT40 near the end of the show, I swore I heard his voice cracking, as if he were struggling to keep his emotions in check.