"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 (né Kemal Amin Kasem) (April 27, 1932 — June 15, 2014) was a Lebanese-American broadcaster and animation voice actor. As himself, he is best known for his radio program, American Top 40. He also hosted a television adaptation, America’s Top 10, and has made guest appearances in other shows such as Saved by the Bell and Hawaii Five-O.Besides his radio and on-screen work, Kasem has done character voices for Saturday morning cartoons, most notably Scooby-Doo (as Shaggy) and Filmation's version of Batman (as Robin, a role he carried over into Super Friends). He portrayed Cliffjumper and Bluestreak in the Generation 1 The Transformers TV series and reprised Cliffjumper in the 1986 film. He was also the off-camera quizmaster on the U.S. version of 100%, and an announcer for NBC during the '70s and '80s, including their Saturday-morning promos and Ad Bumpers.Kasem also worked on behalf of promoting understanding towards the Arab-American community (which is why he quit The Transformers, after they featured a thinly-veiled takeoff of Muammar Ghadaffi who led the country of Carbombya), and later wondered if all his hard work would be undone by the tragedy of September 11th.He passed away at the age of 82, on June 15, 2014.His second wife (from 1980 until his death) was Jean Kasem née Thompson, mostly known for playing Loretta Tortelli on Cheers. In fact, Casey and her were also a short-guy, tall-girl couple, rather like Loretta and her husband Nick.
—Casey Kasem, America's Top 40