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Longtime Nationwide Public Radio newscaster Carl Kasell died on Tuesday from issues from Alzheimer’s illness at 84 years previous, at his dwelling in Potomac, Maryland. Kasell was a beloved on-air persona, beginning with NPR as a information announcer for Weekend All Issues Thought-about in 1975, earlier than shifting on to information announcer for Morning Version when it started in 1979 by to his retirement 2009. He’s pictured above giving certainly one of his closing newscasts on December 30 in Washington, DC.

In more moderen years, Kasell turned identified and beloved as choose and official scorekeeper for NPR’s information quiz present, Wait Wait… Don’t Inform Me!, the place he would report an outgoing voicemail message for listeners who received a recreation on the present. Over time, over 2,000 individuals have had Kasell’s voice recorded as their greeting till he stepped down from his submit in 2014. After his departure, he continued to be credited because the present’s “Scorekeeper Emeritus.”

Remembering their colleague, NPR describes Kasell as “one of many community’s most acknowledged voices.”

Bob Edwards, Morning Version’s former host, says he relied on Kasell, particularly on days comparable to Sept. 11, when information broke early. “That morning and a thousand others, terrible issues occurred within the morning,” Edwards says.

Certain, Edwards was the morning host, however he says Kasell was — in each manner — its anchor. “Seven newscasts, each morning … no person within the enterprise does that,” Edwards mentioned. “That’s unbelievable.”

Kasell’s awards through the years included the George Foster Peabody Award in 1999, induction to the Nationwide Radio Corridor of Fame in 2010, in addition to incomes the 2013 North Carolinian of the 12 months.

(By way of NPR, Wikipedia)

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