Every week 22 million people stand by for Paul Harvey
on more than 1,350 commercial radio stations, as well as 400 stations
of the Armed Forces Radio Service.
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Paul Harvey made radio sets as a boy.
At a high school teachers suggestion, he started working at
KVOO/Tulsa. There he helped clean up and eventually was allowed
to fill in on the air, reading commercials and news.
From Tulsa he moved to KFBI/Abilene, Kansas and then jumped to
KXOK/St. Louis. While there, Harvey met Lynne Cooper, who would
soon become his wife and business partner. He frequently referred
to her on the air as Angel and together they form one
of radios most successful teams.
Harvey moved to WKZO/Kalamazoo, Michigan, in 1941 as program director.
He also served as the Office of War Information's news director
for Michigan and Indiana. In the middle 1940s, Harvey made his way
to WENR/Chicago and, within a year, his 10:00 PM newscast became
the top-rated program.
In 1946, Harvey added The Rest of the Story segments to
his newscasts, which eventually became its own series in 1976.
Harvey moved to the ABC Radio Network for his first national broadcast
Paul Harvey was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1990.
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