R.I.P. Longtime radio commentator Paul Harvey has died

March 1, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Radio Legend Paul Harvey, has died at the age of 90 at a hospital near his winter home in Phoenix. Harvey’s career in radio spanned more than 70 years.  For anyone who listened to Paul in their youth, his voice, style and old fashioned values were unforgettable.

The “Paul Harvey News and Comment” broadcasts with his staccato delivery, were consistently ranked first and second in the nation among network radio shows.

Harvey’s 5-minute tellings of historical vignettes called the “The Rest of the Story” featuring surprise endings, were classic.

Harvey also was a marketing dynamo, interspersing his broadcasts with commercials he narrated. He said he agreed to plug only products he used himself.

Harvey’s twice-daily radio broadcasts at one time reached an estimated 22 million listeners who tuned in for his observations, homespun wisdom and opinions on the news.

His beloved wife, Lynne Harvey, died in 2008. The couple is survived by their son, Paul Harvey Jr.


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