Kasem’s legacy is interesting on a couple of levels. For one thing, he was, in today’s terms, one of the original content curators who highlighted the “best” of various musical genres.
Moreover, he was able to hold people’s attention and tie these rather disparate forms of music together because he was a great storyteller. Whether you liked ballads or rock or dance music, he told tales about the songs and the artists that everyone could relate to.
And if all this is too heavy for you and you just want a laugh, I recommend the tirades that Kasem’s poor, beleaguered producer surreptitiously recorded -- Snuggles the Dog and the full blooper collection. (Make sure there are no kids within earshot).