Mike Kasem, the son of legendary American Top 40 presenter Casey Kasem, will speak at the upcoming Radiodays Asia conference next month.
The Gold 90.5 Singapore breakfast presenter will discuss formats, with his co-host Vernetta, on a panel of high profile presenters from around the Asian region.
In a separate session he will also talk more personally about his own journey through radio and about his famous father.
Born in Los Angeles in 1973, Kasem is the son of the late American disc jockey Casey Kasem and Linda Myers. His sister Kerri Kasem is also a radio and television personality.
Casey Kasem hosted the iconic countdown show American Top 40, from the 1970s until his retirement in 2009. The syndicated show was heard in most countries of the world and was well known in Australia and Asia, with replays of the show still being heard on various stations and networks in this country.
Mike Kasem started his Singapore radio career in 2011 when he joined Mediacorp Radio‘s Class 95FM co-hosting with Jean Danker. He later moved to Mediacorp’s Gold 905FM, co-hosting the morning drive (breakfast) show with Joe Augustin and, from 2016, Vernetta Lopez.
Kasem is also a film and television actor. He was a VJ on MTV Asia from 1994 to 1999 hosting MTV’s Most Wanted, among other shows, and has hosted and acted in numerous TV shows for Mediacorp’s Channel 5. He made his film acting debut in 2014 in the feature film Afterimages, and also starred in the period drama movie 1965.
Radiodays began in Europe ten years ago and is now considered the world’s best radio conference due to its positive energy and forward-thinking approach to reinventing the radio and audio industries.
Radiodays has come to Asia at the invitation of various Asian broadcast organisations and will bring a selection of the best speakers from Radiodays Europe to this year’s inaugural event in Malaysia.
Radiodays Asia will be held at the Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur, next month, on August 27 & 28. Register here