Carl Kasell to retire from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! this Spring

The news that Carl Kasell will be hanging up his Wait Wait scorekeeper’s hat this Spring hit me like a brick wall. Carl has been the scorekeeper and the magical voice of all of the winning listener contestant’s voice mail greetings ever since the show started over 16 years ago.

I have had the honor to have met and chatted with Carl Kasell twice, once when Wait Wait was in Portland back in September 2011 and again in Chicago back in July 2012. In addition to getting to meet Carl Kasell twice, I also won a message recorded by Carl when I was on the show as a listener contestant.

I really hope to have the chance to attend one of the celebration shows, either in Chicago or in Washington DC, to say thank you and salute Carl.