The American disc jockey was a student at Detroit’s Wayne State University when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 at the age of 20. Kasem was sent to Korea, where he honed his on-air broadcast skills as a DJ and announcer for the Armed Forces Radio network. The future host of “American Top 40” produced and performed in radio dramas broadcast to the troops. After returning home, Kasem found work in radio stations across the United States.
We honor you, Casey Kasem.