ABC Radio Networks says broadcasting pioneer Paul
Harvey has died at the age of 90.
Network spokesman Louis Adams says Harvey died Saturday at his
winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family. No cause of death was
Harvey, who was born in Tulsa, Okla., was a news commentator and
talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the
nation's most familiar voices.
He was forced off the air in 2001 because a virus weakened a
vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active
as he passed his 90th birthday.
Known for his resonant voice and trademark delivery of "The
Rest of the Story," Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951,
when he began his "News and Comment" for ABC Radio Networks.
Paul Harvey has been a mainstay on KSCB for many years