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Gracie Dean
02-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday, ABC Radio Networks said. He was 90.

Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, according to ABC Radio Networks spokesman Louis Adams, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-paul-harvey-dead,0,6120173.story

Iowanian
02-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Paul Harvey Ruled. I loved "The rest of the story".

My favorite involved a story of a couple staying in their camper. They heard a noise outdoors and scratching/banging on the side. The husband went outside to see what the ruckus was all about and noticed a hose sticking in the side door and a gas can.

The potential gas-thief was rolling around on the ground, writhing and vomiting.

While he had been attempting to syphon gas, he had put the hose into the septic tank and had sucked a mouth/stomoch full of dump.


Paul Harvey, you were a hell of a radio guy. Good Day.

PastorMikH
02-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Major Bummer.

I wondered if he were having health problems, I only remember hearing him do the show a time or two in the last 6 months.

wild1
02-28-2009, 07:23 PM
oh man, that is terrible. I loved his program.

Simply Red
02-28-2009, 07:24 PM
wow, RIP

Thig Lyfe
02-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Major Bummer.

I wondered if he were having health problems, I only remember hearing him do the show a time or two in the last 6 months.

I think he was probably having "being 90 years old" problems.

mikey23545
02-28-2009, 07:25 PM
Talk about an icon...RIP Mr. Harvey...

Bacon Cheeseburger
02-28-2009, 07:25 PM
RIP. One of the greatest radio personalities ever.

stevieray
02-28-2009, 07:26 PM
Harvey was the man....as a kid I always pictured him looking like the guy who was the prosecutor on Perry Mason.

Thig Lyfe
02-28-2009, 07:27 PM
I wonder if they'll seamlessly weave an advertisement for TempurPedic mattresses into his eulogy.

patteeu
02-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Paul Harvey Ruled. I loved "The rest of the story".

My favorite involved a story of a couple staying in their camper. They heard a noise outdoors and scratching/banging on the side. The husband went outside to see what the ruckus was all about and noticed a hose sticking in the side door and a gas can.

The potential gas-thief was rolling around on the ground, writhing and vomiting.

While he had been attempting to syphon gas, he had put the hose into the septic tank and had sucked a mouth/stomoch full of dump.


Paul Harvey, you were a hell of a radio guy. Good Day.

The title of this thread should have been "Paul Harvey,.. Good Day."

beavis
02-28-2009, 07:28 PM
I have vivid memories as a kid of riding with my dad in his truck when Paul Harvey was on the radio. I was probably too young to understand most of the stories, but I always loved listening just for his sign off.

Good Day, Mr. Harvey.

Iowanian
02-28-2009, 07:28 PM
They'll definitely use a BOSE sound system to deliver his Eulogy.

stevieray
02-28-2009, 07:32 PM
I have vivid memories as a kid of riding with my dad in his truck when Paul Harvey was on the radio. I was probably too young to understand most of the stories, but I always loved listening just for his sign off.

Good Day, Mr. Harvey.

He was a great storyteller, and even though you knew he was going to knock your socks off at the end..it was still awesome every time.

American Icon, no doubt.

RJ
02-28-2009, 07:33 PM
They'll definitely use a BOSE sound system to deliver his Eulogy.


Loud enough to be heard over the Oreck vacuums.

RIP Paul Harvey, and..... good day.

RJ
02-28-2009, 07:34 PM
He was a great storyteller, and even though you knew he was going to knock your socks off at the end..it was still awesome every time.

American Icon, no doubt.


Yep. You might know exactly what was coming, but you still had to listen.

Skip Towne
02-28-2009, 07:39 PM
Harvey was the man....as a kid I always pictured him looking like the guy who was the prosecutor on Perry Mason.

Hamilton Burger

arrowheadnation
02-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Man....my mom and I used to listen to Paul Harvey's news on the way to school every morning on the way to school. Part of my childhood is gone. Heaven got another good one today.

Count Zarth
02-28-2009, 07:42 PM
This is sad.

Iowanian
02-28-2009, 07:42 PM
Thread starter should have said

"Hello Americans! Paul Harvey has died. And now, Page 2."

2bikemike
02-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Man....my mom and I used to listen to Paul Harvey's news on the way to school every morning on the way to school. Part of my childhood is gone. Heaven got another good one today.

My mom and I used to listen to him as well. In fact when I read that Paul Harvey died the first thing I thought of was my mom. If she were alive I would have called her or she would have called me about this.

kstater
02-28-2009, 07:47 PM
Damn that sucks. Every day at noon, I could pick any of around 10 stations that would play his "rest of the story" segment.
Loved listening to his news on Sat. Mornings.

Frazod
02-28-2009, 07:48 PM
I remember his news casts from when I was a little kid. Didn't hear him much later in life, but it always put a smile on my face when I did - he never changed.

RIP :(

blueballs
02-28-2009, 07:48 PM
I couldn't listen to him anymore
his voice was so weak
you didn't know if he'd kick before the end of the story

KCFalcon59
02-28-2009, 07:52 PM
RIP. He was truly the best.

Deberg_1990
02-28-2009, 07:55 PM
RIP. Loved his voice.

kcfanXIII
02-28-2009, 08:02 PM
i listened with my parents as a kid as well. i always wanted to know the rest of the story. talk radio has lost an icon.

Thig Lyfe
02-28-2009, 08:04 PM
Hamilton Burger

Oh yeah, he was played by your grandson, wasn't he?

Discuss Thrower
02-28-2009, 08:04 PM
Rest in Peace and in ZAX.
TS-1383

Count Zarth
02-28-2009, 08:11 PM
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Mr. Kotter
02-28-2009, 08:12 PM
R.I.P.

To one great American. :toast:

Bwana
02-28-2009, 08:14 PM
Rest in peace Paul.....GOOD DAY.

dirk digler
02-28-2009, 08:15 PM
I have vivid memories as a kid of riding with my dad in his truck when Paul Harvey was on the radio. I was probably too young to understand most of the stories, but I always loved listening just for his sign off.

Good Day, Mr. Harvey.

This. Paul Harvey was a great American and he will be missed by many.

Frankie
02-28-2009, 08:17 PM
RIP. Loved his voice.

His son sounds exactly like him and does his show.

RIP PH.

WilliamTheIrish
02-28-2009, 08:31 PM
It's times like these that makes me think of my own mortality.

Paul Harvey did a Landon Lecture at KSU back in 2003. It was full of sage advice from a guy who could have been every kids grandfather. I enjoyed that day very much as he made the crowd laugh and think about where we were in the world.

He's gone and a little piece of all of us is gone with him.

May the road rise to meet you, Mr. Harvey.

shakesthecat
02-28-2009, 08:32 PM
RIP, Mr. Harvey

Skip Towne
02-28-2009, 09:06 PM
Paul was a good Tulsa boy. His first job was cleaning up a Tulsa radio station. And you know the rest of the story. Good day.

mlyonsd
02-28-2009, 09:25 PM
Well this sucks. I loved driving looking for a radio station just to find PH. RIP.

Boyceofsummer
02-28-2009, 10:29 PM
I wonder if they'll seamlessly weave an advertisement for TempurPedic mattresses into his eulogy.

I shlep them like a sideshow geek. RIP Paul.

Skip Towne
02-28-2009, 10:37 PM
Well this sucks. I loved driving looking for a radio station just to find PH. RIP.

So did I

blueballs
02-28-2009, 10:41 PM
They go in 3s
Billy Grahm is probably next

The Buddha
02-28-2009, 10:51 PM
They go in 3s
Billy Grahm is probably next

If anyone says Wilford Brimley...:cuss:

HE's IMMORTAL!

tmax63
03-01-2009, 07:01 AM
Now he knows the "rest of the story". Too bad he can't tell us. RIP and as the old toast goes "May the good Lord have you in Heaven an hour before the Devil knows you're dead."

Frankie
03-01-2009, 08:48 AM
If anyone says Wilford Brimley...:cuss:

HE's IMMORTAL!

Abe Vigoda?

redhed
03-01-2009, 08:54 AM
Well dang.
He was on the air for so long, I didn't think he'd ever go away.
Truly one of the titans of radio.

Paul Harvey....good life, good man. RIP

gblowfish
03-01-2009, 08:58 AM
A great broadcaster, he was very conservative, but always was true to his convictions, and changed his mind on the Vietnam War in 1970. Ballsy thing to do back then.

Here's a clip from one of my old Radio Pals in Denver to lighten the mood.

Good Day Paul Harvey!

Frankie
03-01-2009, 09:00 AM
Well dang.
He was on the air for so long, I didn't think he'd ever go away.
Truly one of the titans of radio.

Paul Harvey....good life, good man. RIP

Actually I think you've been hearing his son recently. Like I said his voice and delivery is exactly like his dad.

gblowfish
03-01-2009, 09:09 AM
People don't know this, but Paul had a lot in common with Tommy Chong!
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Frankie
03-01-2009, 09:22 AM
I've been having this idea about Paul Harvey for a couple of years. He has had two "The Rest of the Story" books out. I have been thinking that they should definitely put together his "TROTS" tapes and come up with CDs of it. I'd definitely buy them. I didn't know who had the license so I didn't know who to pass the idea to. Any help is appreciated.

wild1
03-01-2009, 10:46 AM
is there some kind of a collection of his work you can buy on CD or anything?

I would love to have a big stock of 'rest of the story' to listen to.

RNR
03-01-2009, 11:19 AM
One of the greats been listening to his show for as long as I can recall. Radio just got better upstairs