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March 01, 2009

Paul Harvey Signs off With His Final “Good Day.” (genghis)

CNN (along with others) has the story.

”(CNN) -- Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing "the rest of the story" with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.”

“He was 90.”

“Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he kept a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for the networks. He was surrounded by family members when he died, Adams said.”

“Known for his deliberate delivery and pregnant pauses, Harvey's broadcasts were heard on more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces networks and his commentaries appeared in 300 newspapers, according to his Web site.”

“He had been hosting his radio shows part-time for much of the past year, after recovering from physical ailments including pneumonia and the death of his wife, Lynne "Angel" Harvey in May 2008.”

The guy was simply an institution, and the precursor to what talk radio is today. I can remember times back to the early ‘70’s, as a little kid, listening to his broadcasts in my grandma’s kitchen. She’d have him on as she was preparing her usual fantastic fried chicken. I just always sorta’ associated one with the other. Was like a Sunday evening ritual. Now they’re both gone.

Rest in peace Mr. Harvey. You’ll be sorely missed.

(sorry for the personal stuff...just wanted to pay tribute))

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