Creator: Casey Kasem

"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, America's Top 40

Casey Kasem ( 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, and later wondered if all his hard work would be undone by the tragedy of 9/11.

He passed away at the age of 82, on June 15, 2014.