Casey Kasem quotes

  • 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.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Men #Talking #Issues

  • Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Emotional #Levels #Radio

  • Success doesn't happen in a vacuum. You’re only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #People #Vacuums

  • A non-violent world has roots in a non-violent diet.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Roots #World #Violent

  • The first syndicating I tried was when two partners and I created a production company in 1952. We wanted to syndicate famous Bible stories and sell them for $25 a show.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Two #Stories #Firsts

  • 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.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Talking #Years #Stronger

  • I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs, continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Voice #Cartoon #Would Be

  • I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Distance #Reading #Dedication

  • The stories are success stories. The letters from listeners often touch the heart and can be inspiring.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Inspiring #Heart #Stories

  • I accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. That is the timeless thing,
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Negative #Timeless #Accentuate

  • Interestingly, songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now they're getting shorter.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Song #Used

  • My agent said that I was one of the top three busiest people in the country.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Country #People #Three

  • My first commercial was for Miller High Life beer.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Beer #Firsts

  • 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.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Believe #Humanity #Quality

  • Always be consistent.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Consistent

  • It's been amazing, the number of commercials that I've done, starting back in 1968. It must be 8,000.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Numbers #Done #Starting

  • 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.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Couple #College #Years

  • I was drafted and went to Korea where I had an opportunity to create a production team that did dramatic and comedy shows. I had also done a little disc jockeying.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Team #Opportunity #Korea

  • I must have done about 25,000 promos.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Done

  • But otherwise, music is about a beat and a message.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Messages #Beats #Music Is

  • Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Years #Radio #Changed

  • Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional Baseball player, instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Baseball #Growing Up #Believe

  • Some of the things that I do, I think are very important and much more important than the radio show or the television show that I do or anything else that I do. I think right at the top of the list is the basic thing. And of course the basic thing is to hopefully stop people from killing anything. And to create a non-violent diet for themselves, because a non-violent world has roots in a non-violent diet.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Thinking #Roots #People

  • If the beat gets to the audience, and the message touches them, you've got a hit.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Messages #Beats #Audience

  • 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.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Past #Years #Radio

  • Because of my background in theater and radio acting, I knew that I could make a living as an actor.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Acting #Actors #Radio

  • Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for stars.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Education #Stars #Learning

  • Songs used to be short, then they became longer, and now theyre getting shorter. But otherwise, music is about a beat and a message. If the beat gets to the audience, and the message touches them, youve got a hit.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Song #Messages #Used

  • The group Bananarama has such a light, cutesy-pie sound that they make The Go-Go's sound like Led Zeppelin by comparison.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Light #Pie #Sound

  • 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.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Distance #Dedication #Long

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