Paul Harvey (was: Re: Radio Disney)

Peter Q. George
Wed Mar 4 15:40:34 EST 2009

And you'd be surprised on how many people "from both sides of the aisle" loved to listen to Paul Harvey.  My self included (and I'm a Liberal). Case in point, back in '79, WCCC-FM in Hartford, not exactly your run-of-the-mill FM station by any means actually ran "Paul Harvey News and Comment", "Paul Harvey News" and of course "The REST of The Story", everyday.   'CCC was your typical FM Progressive Rocker of the time.  Everybody at work would stop EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING.... just to listen to the 15 minute version at 12:06 PM.  And just before "The REST Of The Story", Peter Kohl would preface the show with "Well, I'm Peter Kohl, Southern New England's Best Rock is on WCCC AM 1290 and FM 107. And it's 4:55 and time for YOU-KNOW-WHO........".

I was BULL**** when WBZ pulled Paul Harvey from their all news lineup a couple of years ago, just to make room for more of their Top 40 news.  Harvey's show was a staple for me.  I took lunch specifically just in time for Harvey's show.  I know that 'BZ was inundated with calls but to no avail.  Since then, it's not been a preset on my car's radio.

I thought for sure that Paul Harvey would be around until he turned 100.  Sadly, that is not going to be the case.  But WOW what a great long run!  There will never be another Paul Harvey.  His beloved "Angel" is probably rejoicing right now.  RIP, Paul Harvey (1918-2009)

Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
Whitman, Masaachusetts

Peter Q. George (K1XRB)
Whitman, Massachusetts
                           "Scanning the bands since 1967"

--- On Tue, 3/3/09, Garrett Wollman <> wrote:

> From: Garrett Wollman <>
> Subject: Paul Harvey (was: Re: Radio Disney)
> To: "Bob Nelson" <>
> Cc:
> Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 11:46 PM
> <<On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 11:38:44 -0500, Bob Nelson
> <> said:
> > meanwhile the Radio Equalizer blog has several
> comments from people
> > on Democratic Underground, the Chicago Tribune, and
> Huffington Post;
> And this matters... why, exactly?
> You are attributing far more importance to the blatherings
> of
> anonymous navel-gazers in the NuMedia echo chamber than
> seems
> warranted.
> (How did we get back onto Paul Harvey in a thread about
> Radio Disney?)
> I never much cared for Harvey's politics, and I found
> his delivery at
> times to be almost comical (particularly with his
> mispronunciation of
> elementary words like "Chelsea" and
> "protein"), but you still have to
> admire him for his longevity and reach.  He was undoubtedly
> a relic of
> a different time in radio, but some relics are worth
> keeping around
> just to remind us that the way things are is not
> necessarily the way
> things have to be.
> How many more ABC-I affiliates will defect now that
> he's no longer
> around to draw them in?  I suppose after losing many Clear
> Channel
> AMs some years ago, there aren't too many big markets
> left to lose,
> aside from the ones that Citadel still owns for the moment,
> and Harvey
> was a bigger draw in smaller markets anyway.
> -GAWollman


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