Fred Foy has been in broadcasting for more than 50 years, beginning
in 1940 at WMBC/Detroit. Two years later he joined Detroit's legendary
In World War II, he was assigned to the Special Services Unit/Armed
Forces Radio, stationed in Cairo, where he worked with Jack Benny
and Nelson Eddy, among others.
In 1948 he was selected as announcer/ narrator for The Lone
Ranger, where his stentorian delivery of Return with us
now to those thrilling days of yesteryear... thrilled his
audience for years and helped the program achieve even greater popularity
and status as an outstanding example of radios golden age.
Most historians would agree that Foys introduction of The
Lone Ranger is perhaps the most recognized opening in American
He was also heard on The Green Hornet and The Challenge
of the Yukon. In 1960, he joined the ABC Television Network
as its principal voice. In the early 70s, he was announcer
for the Dick Cavett Show. He has narrated dozens of documentaries
and been a spokesman for many national advertisers.
He wrote From XYZ to ABC and has released a CD, Meanwhile,
Back at the Ranch.
Fred Foy died on December 22, 2010.
Fred Foy was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.
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