Paul Harvey: 1918-2009...

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    In regards to the afterlife... now YOU know the rest of the story...

    RIP Mr. Harvey... I grew up listening to you on the radio. A class act all of your 90 years...
    Paul Harvey Aurandt, known to millions of radio listeners worldwide as Paul Harvey, has died.

    He was 90.


    The following is Harvey's official biography:

    Paul Harvey has said that he was raised in radio newsrooms.

    During his time in those newsrooms, he has broadcast the news to millions, built an active professional life and established himself as one of the foremost newsmen in the business.

    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.

    After graduation, Mr. Harvey spent three years as a station manager for a local station in Salina, Kansas.

    From there, he took a newscasting job at KOMA-AM in Oklahoma City, then moved on to KXOK-AM, St. Louis, where he was director of special events as well as working as a roving reporter.

    Mr. Harvey moved to Hawaii in 1940 to cover the U.S. Navy as it began to concentrate its fleet in the Pacific.

    He was returning to the United States from that assignment when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

    Paul Harvey enlisted into the Army Air Corps, where he served until 1944.

    After leaving the corps, Mr. Harvey moved to Chicago, where in June 1944, he began broadcasting from the ABC affiliate WENR-AM. He quickly became the most listened-to newscaster in Chicago.

    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 1,200 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.​
  2. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    WOW I hadn't heard the news yet. I remember listening to him on the radio as a kid. He was a straight shooter and someone well respected in the industry.

    RIP Paul.
  3. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    damn....his delivery of the news was unmatched..

    i knew when his wife died he would probably go soon as well.
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    R.I.P Mr. Harvey :(
  5. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    That's a shame. Wasn't he still doing his show?
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    He still did it at times, but also gave way to his son and Ron Chapman at times...

    Ron Chapman was a radio icon in Dallas that stole the Cowboys away from KRLD after a million years...
  7. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i can't stand chapman.
  8. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    after angel died... he very rarely did his show.

    they were married for 68 years i believe.
  9. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Damn. You could be changing radio stations, and hear his voice, and you'd never change the channel.

    Class act through and through.
  10. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    RIP Paul Harvey. I remember going with my dad on the road and everyday we would listen to Mr. Harvey's show. Always liked listening to his show.
  11. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I enjoyed listen to him for a long time
  12. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    When I was a kid he was a life preserver in a way. Things weren't good at home and I lived separate from my family in the scale house out in the corrals. That's where cattle were weighed before loading in trucks to be off to the slaughter hourses.

    It was a 12' by 12' concrete and cinder block building with no A/C, no heat, 1 window, a cot, and an AM radio. I would read Louis L'Amour novels until it got too dark to read, then I'd listen to country music until Paul Harvey came on. They broadcast his show every night at the same time. I would listen, get reminded that there were good people and opportunities out there, and then I would turn the volume down and go to sleep listening to country music and thinking about the stories he told. I really admired this man. More than I think I have the words to tell.

    Good day Paul. Thank you.
  13. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    RIP Paul.
  14. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    We just lost one of the best ever, RIP Paul.
  15. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Growing up I never even saw Paul Harvey. I just knew the voice.

    So for those of us who want to put a face with the voice here it is.

    Good day...

  16. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    He will be missed by so many people.

    Driving a tractor for many years for my dad when I was growing up, the highlight of the day was to stop at lunchtime, eat my sandwiches and listen to Paul Harvey.

    What a wonderful and decent man.
  17. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    I'm going to miss that totally captivating,story telling voice.
  18. Garland powerplay

    Garland powerplay Active Member

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    The best ever R.I.P.
  19. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    very true..

    ed mcmahon is also very ill as well.

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