Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paul Harvey R.I.P.

Paul Harvey - one of the last broadcasters in the old sense - died. His radio programs were regular fare in our house when I was growing up. His sensibilities seemed to jibe with those of most people I knew. He was still pulling in the listeners.

In 2006, Forbes.com quoted an ABC executive as saying Harvey was bringing in more than 10 percent of the network's $300 million in advertising billings.

This caught my eye.

Harvey met his wife, Lynne Cooper, who he nicknamed Angel, while working in St. Louis after admiring her car. Harvey proposed to her on on their first date.....Angel Harvey died last year.

That seems to happen with some frequency with long-time couples; once one spouse dies, the other isn't far behind.