American Idol to host Top 40

Published: 2003-12-10
One of the most recognizable voices in radio, American Top 40 host Casey Kasum is rumoured to be replaced by a hot new younger DJ. Except for a short stint from 1988-1995 when Shadoe Stevens hosted the show, Kasum – now 71 – has been the host of the hit countdown show since it began in 1970. Kasum uses the R&R (Radio & Records) charts to countdown the top songs each week.

Kasum is reportedly going to be replaced by 29 year old Ryan Seacrest who is also the host of American Idol. The change will take place next month.

Premiere Radio Networks – who syndicates American Top 40 – would neither confirm or deny the reports of the change in countdown hosts. Kasum was not available for comment.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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