If you listened to NPR in the mornings any time from 1975 to the 2000s, you know Carl Kassel’s voice. He did the newscasts on Morning Edition for three decades. And of course he was the original Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me scorekeeper and prize (as in his voice on your answering machine…and later, voice mail). He was also a devoted Cardinals fan, but we won’t hold that against him.
Rest in peace, Carl. Or go back to work, no one better to announce the news of the afterlife!