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Radio legend Paul Harvey dies at 90

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Carlo Klemm

Radio legend Paul Harvey dies at 90

February 28, 2009

by Peter Johnson

USA TODAY

Excerpt:

Radio legend Paul Harvey, whose news and commentary segments always ended with his distinctive sign-off, "Paul Harvey....good day," died today at the age of 90, ABC Radio Network says. Network spokesman Louis Adams says Harvey died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available.

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He based himself in Chicago, flew aboard his Lear jet to give corporate speeches and commuted by limo each day from his 27-room home in suburban River Forest, Ill., to his 16th floor studio above a street sign that reads Paul Harvey Drive.

When Harvey was 81 in 2000, his sole employer for all those years, ABC Radio Networks, signed him to a 10-year, $100 million contract. Rivals who had lost in the bidding told him they'd be back in 2010.

Harvey's ability to sell products in advertisements, via spots that read and which flowed seamlessly from his news stories, were legendary. He is considered the greatest radio salesman of all time and sponsors — only one in 15 were accepted — were required to sign on for at least a year.

SOURCE: USA TODAY

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Web Edition

SOURCE: KSN - TV

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Michael Rielly

Rest in peace Mr. Harvey.

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Santa Dennis

Great entertainer, RIP.

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4-State Santa

All of us who work in radio owe at least a little something to Paul Harvey. I've become a better storyteller by listening to his delivery. His timing was flawless. When you were in the car and Paul Harvey came on the radio, all other conversation on the vehicle would stop, and everyone would be focused intently on what he was saying. It was practically impossible to ignore him. That's the sign of powerful storyteller. I believe that anyone who is a professional Santa can learn a thing or two about public speaking from Mr. Harvey. He was a legend.

"And now you know...the rest of the story!"

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Cindylu
Radio legend Paul Harvey dies at 90

February 28, 2009

by Peter Johnson

USA TODAY

Excerpt:

Radio legend Paul Harvey, whose news and commentary segments always ended with his distinctive sign-off, "Paul Harvey....good day," died today at the age of 90, ABC Radio Network says. Network spokesman Louis Adams says Harvey died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available.

....

He based himself in Chicago, flew aboard his Lear jet to give corporate speeches and commuted by limo each day from his 27-room home in suburban River Forest, Ill., to his 16th floor studio above a street sign that reads Paul Harvey Drive.

When Harvey was 81 in 2000, his sole employer for all those years, ABC Radio Networks, signed him to a 10-year, $100 million contract. Rivals who had lost in the bidding told him they'd be back in 2010.

Harvey's ability to sell products in advertisements, via spots that read and which flowed seamlessly from his news stories, were legendary. He is considered the greatest radio salesman of all time and sponsors — only one in 15 were accepted — were required to sign on for at least a year.

SOURCE: USA TODAY

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Web Edition

SOURCE: KSN - TV

For over 25 years I listened intently 5 days a week on my commute from work I listened

to Paul Harveys delivery of the "Rest of the Story". If anybody was in the care with me, the rule was that everyone had to be quiet until the complete story had been told and the broadcast was over.

Aging myself, I was listening for many years to him before he started the rest of the story and can recall so many of his broadcasts mentioned his beloved wife, Angel. Oh, how that man loved her! You could hear the love in his voice every time he spoke of her; he was such an inspiration. One didn't have to share all his beliefs to love him, he just had a way of commanding an audience.

The world is a little darker now without Paul Harvey in it.

Rest in Peace with your "Angel'. We'll miss you.

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Santa JerryO
For over 25 years I listened intently 5 days a week on my commute from work I listened

to Paul Harveys delivery of the "Rest of the Story". If anybody was in the care with me, the rule was that everyone had to be quiet until the complete story had been told and the broadcast was over.

Aging myself, I was listening for many years to him before he started the rest of the story and can recall so many of his broadcasts mentioned his beloved wife, Angel. Oh, how that man loved her! You could hear the love in his voice every time he spoke of her; he was such an inspiration. One didn't have to share all his beliefs to love him, he just had a way of commanding an audience.

The world is a little darker now without Paul Harvey in it.

Rest in Peace with your "Angel'. We'll miss you.

Truly the world is a darker place with the loss of such a man, if you ever get to hear his 'Rest of the story" about Santa Claus Indiana don't miss it because you can hear in his voice the bells the children heard that special night!

May God's love and peace be with you Paul and may you find the peace and happiness you so deserve with your "Angel" We will miss you!!!!!

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John Arthur

I feel I have lost a friend. I started listening to Paul Harvey in 1967, when I went to work for a power line construction company. We always listened to him as we ate our lunch. I always felt he was talking directly to me. When I would tell my wife something that was on Paul Harvey I always said "Paul Harvey told me----" He will be greatly missed.

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Felix Estridge

Growing up in rural Mississippi, we listened to a LOT of radio and, just like CindyLu and 4-State mentioned, Hush-Hush was commanded when Paul Harvey came on...especially his "Rest of the story" segments.

Rest in Peace, our friend.

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Santa Bear

Rest in Peace Paul Harvey.

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Santa Johnny Boy

In the Arms of the Angels - Paul Harvey

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Santa Everett
All of us who work in radio owe at least a little something to Paul Harvey. I've become a better storyteller by listening to his delivery. His timing was flawless. When you were in the car and Paul Harvey came on the radio, all other conversation on the vehicle would stop, and everyone would be focused intently on what he was saying. It was practically impossible to ignore him. That's the sign of powerful storyteller. I believe that anyone who is a professional Santa can learn a thing or two about public speaking from Mr. Harvey. He was a legend.

"And now you know...the rest of the story!"

And now he knows.....the rest of the story.

May he rest in peace.

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