Listening to Casey Kasem every week on the radio was a major influence in me knowing I wanted to be in the entertainment business, and the things I learned from hearing his show I still use in my career today. One time I wrote him when I was a kid, and he said my name on “American Top 40”! And in a weird coincidence, his mom once lived in my hometown (Casey and I are nice, Lebanese boys from Michigan). I randomly met Casey’s son Mike in L.A. a few years ago, and he is a great guy. So sorry for his family’s loss. I always felt a kinship to Casey, as did many people in the world. Rest in peace, my radio friend. Keep reaching for the stars.