Sunday, March 01, 2009

Paul Harvey

I first heard Paul Harvey on the radio when entered college. My roomate was a big fan of "The Rest of the Story."

He passed away yesterday at the age of ninety.

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.

Rest in peace Paul, we loved you.

1 comment:

David H. Willis said...

One of a kind - in a league of his own - a legend in radio broadcasting. Most importantly, however, he was a brother of the most important kind.