Casey Kasem, 1932 – 2014

Radio legend Casey Kasem passed away last Sunday at the age of 82. Kasem had been suffering from Lewy body dementia, which is often difficult to differentiate from Parkinson’s disease. He was initially diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007. Casey Kasem will be most remembered for his American Top 40 countdown show, which played the songs listed on the weekly Billboard […]

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Joan Hamburg Fired From WOR

Radio veteran Joan Hamburg was suddenly fired from New York talk station WOR after nearly 40 years last Thursday, prompting outrage among her fellow broadcasters and loyal fans. “[I was] In my office just before airtime [and] I noticed the human resources person you see before ‘OMG, somebody’s getting fired,’” Hamburg told friend and New York Post gossip columnist Cindy […]

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WOR Makes Room For Rush, Hannity

America’s most popular talk radio hosts, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, are expected to move their shows from New York’s 77 WABC AM to 710 WOR sometime next year, after the Clear Channel-owned station fired several hosts Thursday. WOR made room in their weekday lineup for the first- and second-largest talk radio shows in the U.S. by firing three hosts:

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