History Radio / PaulHarvey

11th Jul '17 6:20:01 PM nombretomado
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Paul Harvey Aurandt, or simply Paul Harvey, was an iconic American news radio personality most active from immediately after WorldWarII all the way to near his death in 2009. With his distinctive, fatherly voice and presentation, he was mostly known for his 10-minute syndicated news segments and his rather eccentric openings ("I'm Paul Harvey...stand by for ''NEWS!''") as well as for his ''Rest of the Story'' segment ("You know what the news is. In a minute, you're going to hear the ''rest'' of the story!"). His news segments, especially during TheNineties and onward, tended to have a retro '30s feel, like they would fit in right after one of FDR's fireside radiocasts. He would often read aloud script instructions ("onto page ''TWO!''") and he would even read out most of the advertisements himself, which often led to strong personal endorsements, as he disliked advertising for products he didn't use. His ''Rest of the Story'' segments were usually about little known factoids of history, usually focusing on an ironic twist of character or outcome, or otherwise a little-known but interesting fact.

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Paul Harvey Aurandt, or simply Paul Harvey, was an iconic American news radio personality most active from immediately after WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII all the way to near his death in 2009. With his distinctive, fatherly voice and presentation, he was mostly known for his 10-minute syndicated news segments and his rather eccentric openings ("I'm Paul Harvey...stand by for ''NEWS!''") as well as for his ''Rest of the Story'' segment ("You know what the news is. In a minute, you're going to hear the ''rest'' of the story!"). His news segments, especially during TheNineties and onward, tended to have a retro '30s feel, like they would fit in right after one of FDR's fireside radiocasts. He would often read aloud script instructions ("onto page ''TWO!''") and he would even read out most of the advertisements himself, which often led to strong personal endorsements, as he disliked advertising for products he didn't use. His ''Rest of the Story'' segments were usually about little known factoids of history, usually focusing on an ironic twist of character or outcome, or otherwise a little-known but interesting fact.
5th Feb '16 10:04:38 PM Twentington
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1st Apr '15 5:33:58 PM Gsueagle31049
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* GrandfatherClause: Even as his show became surrounded by political talk like RushLimbaugh and Neil Boortz or other local hosts, stations continued to carry his three daily shows reliably at 8:30am, noon and in evening drive ("The Rest of the Story"). Stations that dropped him before his death saw longtime listeners flee because of how the show became a regular habit.

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* GrandfatherClause: Even as his show became surrounded by political talk like RushLimbaugh Radio/RushLimbaugh and Neil Boortz Radio/NealBoortz or other local hosts, stations continued to carry his three daily shows reliably at 8:30am, noon and in evening drive ("The Rest of the Story"). Stations that dropped him before his death saw longtime listeners flee because of how the show became a regular habit.
2nd Apr '14 5:40:30 PM Twentington
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* WorkingThroughTheCold: Zig-zagged with the aforementioned pneumonia: sometimes he would host as usual with his voice sounding really rough; other times, he would let someone fill in for him.
18th Jun '13 3:27:21 PM Twentington
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* Celebrity Endorsement: The man really loved his [=EdenPure=] heaters, Select Comfort beds, Bose radios, and of course...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Cit''-tra-cal!]] He wouldn't dare advertise a product he didn't enjoy personally.

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* Celebrity Endorsement: CelebrityEndorsement: The man really loved his [=EdenPure=] heaters, Select Comfort beds, Bose radios, and of course...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Cit''-tra-cal!]] Cit-ra-cal!]] He wouldn't dare advertise a product he didn't enjoy personally.
5th May '13 5:03:51 AM lizaphile
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* LastOfHisKind: It held out to be the final syndicated radio program that last fifteen minutes; others are longer than that.

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* LastOfHisKind: It held out to be the final syndicated radio program that last lasted fifteen minutes; others are longer than that.
23rd Mar '13 9:04:06 PM lizaphile
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* Celebrity Endorsement: The man really loved his [=EdenPure=] heaters, Select Comfort beds, Bose radios, and of course...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Cit''-tru-cel!]] He wouldn't dare advertise a product he didn't enjoy personally.

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* Celebrity Endorsement: The man really loved his [=EdenPure=] heaters, Select Comfort beds, Bose radios, and of course...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Cit''-tru-cel!]] '''Cit''-tra-cal!]] He wouldn't dare advertise a product he didn't enjoy personally.
23rd Mar '13 9:03:25 PM lizaphile
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* Celebrity Endorsement: The man really loved his [=EdenPure=] heaters, Select Comfort beds, Bose radios, and of course...[[PunctuatedForEmphasis '''Cit''-tru-cel!]] He wouldn't dare advertise a product he didn't enjoy personally.
* GrandfatherClause: Even as his show became surrounded by political talk like RushLimbaugh and Neil Boortz or other local hosts, stations continued to carry his three daily shows reliably at 8:30am, noon and in evening drive ("The Rest of the Story"). Stations that dropped him before his death saw longtime listeners flee because of how the show became a regular habit.


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* LastOfHisKind: It held out to be the final syndicated radio program that last fifteen minutes; others are longer than that.


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* ProductPlacement: Sometimes it would take a minute to realize that Harvey's live-read of an ad had begun. That's how persuasive his voice could be.
8th Feb '13 10:59:04 PM IlGreven
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* {{Glurge}}: Some of his stories delved into this territory, especially a few of his "Rest of the Story" stories. One famous one, "God Made a Farmer", was used in a 2013 SuperBowl ad for Ram Trucks.
8th Feb '13 10:58:35 PM IlGreven
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* {{Glurge}}: Some of his stories delved into this territory, especially a few of his "Rest of the Story" stories. One famous one, "God Made a Farmer", was used in a 2013 SuperBowl ad for Ram Trucks.
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