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Posted by on Feb 28, 2009 in Media | 5 comments

Adios to Paul Harvey and, Good Day

PaulHarvey.gifRadio legend Paul Harvey has passed away. From his web site.

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Harvey began his radio career in 1933 at KVOO-AM, Tulsa, while he was still in high school. Later, while attending the University of Tulsa, he continued working at KVOO as an announcer, then as a program director.

Paul Harvey reached audiences way beyond the windy city in 1951, when he began his coast-to-coast “News and Comment” on the ABC Radio Networks. On May 10, 1976, Mr. Harvey began another series of programs on the ABC Radio Networks entitled “The Rest of the Story”, which delve into the forgotten or little known facts behind stories of famous people and events.

Today, Paul Harvey “News and Comment” and “The Rest of the Story” can be heard every Monday through Saturday. Paul Harvey News is the largest one-man network in the world, consisting of over 1200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations that broadcast around the world, and 300 newspapers.

Paul Harvey’s reach continues to broaden in the 21st Century, as “News and Comment” is streamed on the world wide web twice a day.

Mr. Harvey is married to the former Lynne Cooper of St. Louis. They have one son, Paul Jr.

One of the great voices of an age almost forgotten. He shall most certainly be missed. Good day, Sir.

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  • troosvelt_1858

    Some of my nicest memories of my Dad are the two of us driving home from work and waiting for “The Rest Of The Story”

    Good Day indeed to a gem of a man

  • As a boy growing up in South Florida during the 60’s, I was listening to my transistor radio and heard a voice sounding like an old-fashioned radio announcer. The voice seemed grandfatherly even back then but conveyed a tremendous enthusiasm. I soon learned that voice was Paul Harvey originating from Chicago over ABC Radio. Over the years, I heard Harvey’s broadcasts many times although not a regular listener. I didn’t care much for his political views or questionable advertising claims but it was always enjoyable to listen to Harvey. The broadcast always started with the greeting “Fellow Americans.” Even though Harvey was staunchly conservative, he (unlike the Limbaughs and Hannitys of today) was an American first. Harvey spoke to America as though it were a neighborhood. He told you about a horrible violent crime in New Jersey and then would let you know that Mr. & Mrs. Smith in Kansas had been married for 65 years. I last heard Paul Harvey on my car radio about one year ago. The voice sounded very old and frail but conveyed the same neighborly style. I suspect that his why Harvey’s career even outlasted his ability to give a strong pitch for a sponsor. May he rest in peace.

  • GeorgeSorwell

    May he rest in peace.

  • Mike_P

    Over the last 25 or so years, each time I heard Harvey on the radio was an occasion for me to wonder at his longevity. “He’s not dead yet?” His was one of the voices that was just always there, if less and less frequently for me over the years, that said yep, the rural America you grew up in is still out there. RightDem above almost exactly mirrors my location and understanding of the man’s politics of the time, and though I didn’t agree with him on that, I was usually entertained by his anecdotes, not to mention his ad pitches.

    He was truly an icon, and we’re worse off now that he’s gone.

  • Very sad. I lived in Wheaton, where he’s resided the last several years. Lordwillingly, He has new life in Jesus Christ and will live on eternally. Thanks for this posting.

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