Hello Americans ... . The man behind the voice was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Tulsa, Okla. While still in high school, he started working at a radio station - first performing janitorial work and then fill-in time on air doing commercials and the news. His famed career continued on radio stations across the country. At the peak of his career, more than 25 million people would "stand by" for the news.
(Paragraph two) He blended news with advertising and pitching products he personally trusted. "I'm fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is," he once said. With his ability to transition between news and advertising, he was called the "finest huckster ever to roam the airwaves."
(Paragraph three) Through the decades, he was showered with many awards and recognition, including the Emerson Radio Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. The man with the deep baritone voice, staccato style and distinctive idiosyncratic pauses will no longer tell "the rest of the story." Paul Harvey died Saturday, Feb. 28 at the age of 90. Good day.
- Tammy Malgesini