Fervent fans follow pubcasters, including NPR’s Kasell

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Carl Kasell, media elite. That’s according to the Power Grid on Mediaite.com. It ranks personalities by audience, blog entries and Twitter groupies. In all, 12 PBSers and 13 folks on NPR are there, from the expected (Tavis Smiley, Jim Lehrer, Gwen Ifill) to the slightly more unexpected, such as the longtime authoritative NPR voice Kasell — no doubt, he’s developed a whole new fan base with all those home answering-machine recordings via Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.