Paul Harvey, died at the age of 90 today. His radio show first broadcasted in 1951 and his longevity through the years, coupled with the death of George Punham last september (second longest) has made him the longest lasting radio talk show personality in history. His office out of chicago syndicated his show to numerous markets and his 6 day work schedule made him one of the hardest working men in his profession.
He also had a tv show for about 12 years where his 5 minute editorial was inserted into local news programs. The largest "One man Network" as some call it, reaches 1,200 radio stations, 400 armed forces networks, 300 newspapers, and is streamed twice a day on the World Wide Web.
His radio show would be best known for his 1971 newly adapted companion radio feature, "The Rest of the Story. It was a mix of news, advertisements and little known tales of famous americans. He is also known for his daily radio adress when he opens by saying, "Hello Americans, I'm Paul Harvey".
His wife, Lynne "Angel" Harvey, after being married to Paul for 68 years, died last year at the age of 92. Being the force behind the man, Lynn was a pioneer in radio and laid the groundwork for numerous women to enter the medium. She was also the first producer to ever be inducted into the Radio Hall of fame for her work on "The Rest of the Story". The 2 were unseperable and loved each other very much.
His son, Paul Harvey Jr, is slated to continue their work as he has done filling in for his father in years past.
- Horatio Alger Award
- 11 Freedom Foundation Awards
- Demolay Hall of fame Award
- Presidential Medal of Freedom (G.W.Bush)
- Elected to Radio Hall of Fame
- Elected to Oklahoma Hall of Fame
- Person of the year Award
- America's Most Admired Men Award
Notable Radio Substitutes of years past:
Listening Audience: 22 Million people/ week(24 million peak)
- Mike Huckabee
- Doug Limerick
- Mitt Romney
- Paul W.Smith
- Paul Harvey Jr.
"Paul Harvey was a man you could trust"Mike Huckabee-
"Paul was a friendly and familar voice to millions of Americans"George W. Bush-
We felt compelled to mention this, as he helped advertise our active adult community, High Pointe in Hershey. It was unfortunately also one of the last advertisements he made prior to going off the air, full time, last april.
Thank you Harvey for all the years you put into radio and for all the wonderful stories you brought to light. Your optimism for what's right and good in America will always be remembered. You gave us all a breath of fresh air as you focused on producing positive stories. You will truly be missed here in lancaster, PA.
A video monologue after the attacks on 9/11.