While hardly ever releasing any proper recordings during his life time, Casey Kasem non-etheless became something of the music star himself. As the co-creator and web host of American Best 40, among radio’s most long lasting institutions, he shipped the biggest strikes in the U.S. for a long time; at onetime, he was noticed on a lot more than 1,000 r / c worldwide. Blessed to Lebanese Druze parents, he started his broadcasting profession in the middle-’50s at Detroit train station WJBK. He began developing his laconic rock and roll trivia design in the first ’60s when he relocated to California, doing work for KYA and KEWB before jumping to an effective six-year spell at KRLA. It wasn’t until 1971 that he and Don Bustany produced the syndicated radio system American Best 40. Initial broadcast on just seven channels, it quickly obtained popularity, easily getting America’s top-rated radio display by the middle-’70s and well into 1988, where time he remaining because of contractual factors. He again required the show’s reins in 1998, hosting it until 2004. Kasem was also well-known for his voice-acting profession, especially for his lengthy stint as the goofy, gluttonous, and very easily scared Shaggy from the Scooby-Doo toon franchise. Kasem passed away at a medical center in Gig Harbor, Washington in June 2014; he was 82 years of age.