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Mac Allen
Bill Andrews
Bob Andrews
Bob Baker
Gary Ballinger
Officer Jim Bishop
Otis Boggs
Joseph Brechner
Al Brock
Charles Burkhart
Dick Camnitz
Charlie Champion
Stacy Clark
Bill Clifford
Larry Cox
Harry Cup
Mac Curtis
Clay Daniels
Paul Delaney
John Dolive
Joe Donelan
Al Dunaway
Jim Eshleman
Mickie Evans
Larry Flegle
Barry Foster
Ron Fraiser
Tom Graddy
Chuck Grant
Bob Hauck
Mike Helminski
Cal Hendricks
Les Howard
George Kalman
Bob Keith
Tom Kennington
Garvis Kincaid
Hal Kneller
Jim Kowalski
Jay Kuppers
Al Lee
Ernie Legge
Billy Love
Bruce Maduri
Jim Maloy
Don McAllister
Duane McConnell
John Meder
Barry Michaels
Philip Nesbitt
Ron Nickell
Dave Onsted
Pete Porter
Art Reuben
Rick Richards
Rock Robinson
Marv Rothschild
John Rutledge
Clyde Sanders
Gary Schaffer
Dick Shiflett
Lee Simms
Marsha Taylor
Sal Tee
John Thacker
The Breakfast Club
The Five Owls
Jim Turner
Bill Vermillion
Gene Waite
James Wayman
Dick Wilson
Dennis Winslow
Chris Wolf
Terry Wood
Woody Wooden
John Wright

Paul Harvey News

Paul Harvey Aurandt began his radio career at Tulsa’s KVOO-AM in 1933 while still in high school, and continued working there as an announcer, then as a PD, while attending the University of Tulsa. He spent three years as a station manager in Salina, KS and then took a news job with Oklahoma City’s KOMA-AM. From there, he moved on to KXOK-AM in St. Louis as a reporter and director of special events.

In 1940 he married the former Lynne Cooper (whom he often referred to as “Angel”) and moved to Hawaii to cover the U.S. Navy’s Pacific fleet buildup there. He was returning to the states when the Japanese made their attack on Pearl Harbor. After enlisting in the Army Air Corps and serving until 1944, he moved to Chicago and began broadcasting from ABC affiliate WENR-AM – quickly becoming the most listened-to newscaster in the city.

Harvey began his national coast-to-coast “News and Comment” program on the full ABC Radio Network in 1951. At its peak, the program (a mix of headlines, comments, quips, and advertisements, all voiced by Harvey) was carried by more than 1200 stations around the country each day. His brisk, quirky style of delivery and signature greeting (“Hello Americans”) were widely parodied.
In 1976 he began a companion program on ABC. “The Rest of the Story,” researched and written by his son, Paul Harvey, Jr., was a daily five-minute series that focused on forgotten or little known tales behind the stories of famous people or events.
Paul Harvey passed away in February 2009, less than a year after his beloved “Angel” who died in May 2008, a month short of their 68th wedding anniversary.

Over the years, he received numerous honors. In 1990, he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and, in 1992, received the Paul White Award, the highest honor presented by the Radio-Television News Director’s Association. The Radio & Records Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to him at the 2003 Talk Radio Seminar in Washington and, in 2005, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from then-President George W. Bush.

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