Paul Harvey, a Chicago-based broadcaster who was a fixture on radios for decades with his folksy stories and commentary, died today at the age of 90, according to news reports.
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 used to be on WGST-AM here in Atlanta for several years and moved around to a couple of other stations. He was heard by millions daily. And that, as he said, is “the rest of the story.”
Here’s the Washington Post’s take:
“Paul Harvey News and Comment” was a distinctive blend of rip-and-read headline news, quirky feature stories and, usually, a quick congratulation to a couple in Topeka or Omaha or Sarasota who had been married for 75 years or so. The news stories, and Harvey’s distinctive take on them — usually, but not always, from a conservative political perspective — flowed seamlessly into commercial messages for products Mr. Harvey himself