Paul Harvey Passes Away at Age 90 … A Great American Voice is Gone … Now You Know the Rest of the Story
Paul Harvey, the death of a broadcasting legend … Rest in Peace.
One of the most distinct and respected radio talk pioneer voices has passed away. Paul Harvey, a news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose career spanned more than 70 years has passed away at the age of 90 Saturday at a Phoenix, Arizona hospital surrounded by his family.
There is not a day that did not do by that I did not look forward to hearing Paul Harvey and “the rest of the story”. Personally, I loved his style, presentation and distinct voice. However, it was more than that. As Red State so well states, Paul Harvey focus was to always uplift the listener and to celebrate the greatness of America and it wasn’t just about style that interested the listener … it was about content. Listening to “the rest of the story” one came away from it more enlightened. Being knowledgeable and informed is never a bad thing. Paul Harvey was a unique and inspirational true American hero … and now you know they rest of the story.
Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.
Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime producer, Lynne.
My father and mother created from thin air what one day became radio and television news,” Paul Harvey Jr. said in a statement. “So in the past year, an industry has lost its godparents and today millions have lost a friend.”
Here is one of those little pieces of information that dig deeper that the stories surface that you may not have known.
PAUL HARVEY … AMERICA’S HEART … And now you know the rest of the story.
“The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size if the Heart”
As Mascmind reminds us, long before Rush or Sean Hannity there was conservative talk show host Paul Harvey.
Who can ever forget this Paul Harvey gem?
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harvey began his radio career in 1933 at KVOO-AM there while he was still in high school, his Web site says. He helped clean the station and was eventually was allowed to fill in on air, reading news and commercials. Watch how Paul Harvey Aurandt got into broadcasting »
“Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation’s history,” ABC Radio Networks President Jim Robinson said in a written statement. “As he delivered the news each day with his own unique style and commentary, his voice became a trusted friend in American households.”