Yesterday, Casey Kasem passed away at the age of 82.  He was most certainly a radio legend, but he was so much more than that.  When I was a kid, I would sit diligently by the radio every Sunday morning with pen and paper in hand, writing down the top 40 as Casey counted them down.  I would also listen intently to the long distance dedications, hoping that true love was being found across the country.  And I would pay close attention to the tidbits of information he would give about the songs that he played.  For instance, Casey was the one who told me that Elton John's Bennie and the Jets wasn't really recorded in front of a live audience, that all those claps and cheers would put in later after the song was recorded in a studio.  Casey Kasem was my Sunday morning friend, who also inspired me to do what I do today.   I think a lot of us felt that Casey was a friend...a familiar voice who we knew would always get to our favorite song.  Casey, you will be missed, but it's nice to know we'll always have your voice, and your countdowns to listen to...remember you can hear them here on Oldies 98-3 every Sunday morning at 9, and on the I Heart Radio app anytime.   Godspeed Casey, and I promise to always keep my feet on the ground and to keep reaching for the stars!