Goodbye to a Public Radio Icon
NPR's Carl Kasell's iconic voice will be remembered
Last week we lost a legend of public radio, NPR's own, Carl Kasell. Kasell's voice was a fixture of my childhood and young adult life. I would hear him on the radio every day before school or in the car. He made newscasts memorable by his unique sound and delivery, which had an unparalleled resonance and texture. Whether doing news updates or lending his talents to the popular show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" his sound was instantly recognizable, so much so that I would try to imitate it later on, lovingly of course.
Thank you Carl for making the listening experience worthwhile. Rest in Peace.
Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla New York Times.