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Kasem's radio voice serenades family and friends at small private memorial in California

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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 1992 file photo, Bruce Dumont, president of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, far left, stands with inductees, from left, ABC radio pioneer Leonard Goldenson, country music's Porter Wagoner, Detroit radio personality J.P. McCarthy, and

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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 1992 file photo, Bruce Dumont, president of the Museum of Broadcast Communication, far left, stands with inductees, from left, ABC radio pioneer Leonard Goldenson, country music's Porter Wagoner, Detroit radio personality J.P. McCarthy, and "Top 40" host Casey Kasem, into the museum's Hall of Fame in Chicago, Ill. Also participating in the ceremony is Paul Harvey, far right. Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, according to Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri. He was 82. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, file)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Casey Kasem's family and close friends celebrated him in the same way much of America did — by listening to his unmistakable radio voice.

Mourners at a small private memorial Saturday for Kasem heard his old radio shows, including "American Top 40," where he introduced music from Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and the Bee Gees.

The ceremony came a week after Kasem's death in Gig Harbor, Washington, at age 82.

Family representative Danny Deraney tells The Associated Press that about 100 family members, close friends and business associates gathered at the memorial at a church in the Bel Air neighbourhood.

Kasem's three children all spoke, and pop music arranger David Campbell played a violin version of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns," one of Kasem's favourite songs.

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