Paul Harvey

"Good morning, Americans, this is Paul Harvey." That clarion Midwestern voice, heard in two daily 15-minute blocks for 58 years, was its own time machine; it carried listeners back to the golden age of radio. The opinions Harvey expressed were old-fashioned as well--politically and socially conservative, the musings of a grandpa who had seen it all. When Harvey died at 90 on Feb. 28, he took the history of radio with him.

Born in Tulsa, Okla., in 1918, and on the air there at age 17, Paul Harvey Aurandt settled in Chicago after stints at several Midwest stations, including one in...

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