I have always liked Paul Harvey. He had a quirky way of telling stories that always had a twist at the end that would get the listener’s attention. That said, I disagreed with many of his views. But I respected him for his talent and his commitment to his craft.
Paul Harvey Aurandt was born in 1918. He lost his father – a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer killed in the line of duty - when he was a child. He built radios when he was a boy. The manager of radio station KVOO took him on while he was in high school. And this was the beginning of a long and very successful broadcasting career.
He married a woman he called “Angel” – this woman became his manager and program director – and they were together for all of 50 years. Paul gave all of the credit for his success to Angel. He also had a son – his namesake – who was his father’s main writer from 1976 until his death.
He died in a Phoenix, Arizona hospital yesterday, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old.
And now you know the rest of the story.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord
And may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.