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Carl Kasell retiring ... Wait! Wait, IJAG, don't cry

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Oggiedoggie, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    From: http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/towerticker/2009/11/nprs-carl-kasell-wait-wait-im-semiretiring.html
     
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Thank god, because I still haven't sent in my voice mail script. I guess I'd better get on that soon. He's not getting any younger.
     
  3. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I've got my Carl Kasell voice mail on my cell. A proud event in my life. Hope he enjoys retirement.
     
  4. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Kassell was a big reason I started listening to Morning Edition (w/Bob Edwards) when I was in junior high. He has the newscasters' voice and there was no-frills when he reported the news. Crystal clear, factual, and very understandable.

    I have two friends who love Wait Wait!. They are going to be sad that's he retiring from M.E., but ecstatic that he'll stay on with Feldman on Saturdays!
     
  5. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Yes, that man has the pipes and classic delivery.
     
  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    I think you're crossing your weekend public radio snarky game show/interview show hybrid streams. Feldman's on Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know?
     
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Yeah, I had no idea who Feldman was. Poor Peter Sagal.
     
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    My bad. I always transpose the hosts with both shows.
     
  9. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    Not to threadjack, but Sagal was in Runners' World a while back. One of those quick, skinny, rabbity dudes. Has run Boston. Feldman has more hair, I think. Don't know if he runs.
    Carl probably doesn't run. But he'd be great doing the finish-line announcing.
     
  10. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    He wear short shorts and look sultry?
     
  11. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    Yes and no, respectively.
     
  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Well, today was the sad day. Unfortunately, during the 10 a.m. news segment in which he later said it was his last day on "Morning Edition," someone botched the broadcast. They couldn't get a recording to play, left the mic open for the sound of shuffling papers and then repeated a news report about protests in Iran when they tried to play the skipped report.

    It was probably their way of saying, "See Karl, we can't do it without you."
     
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