Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Rest Of The Story

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.

paul harvery working Paul Harvey Aurandt


Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord

And may perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace.


1 comment:

Cheating Death said...

hmmm... Kind of a weird thought to know he won't grace the airwaves again...