OAB Hall of Fame
Paul Harvey began his radio career at KVOO, Tulsa, Oklahoma--his hometown--in 1933. After graduation from the University of Tulsa, he was station manager in Salina, Kansas; went from there to newscasting at KOMA in Oklahoma City; then on to Director of Special Events and roving reporter for KXOK, St. Louis.
In 1944 he began broadcasting from the ABC affiliate WENR in Chicago. Harvey began his coast-to-coast news and commentary on the ABC Radio Network in 1951. In 1976 he began another series of programs on ABC Radio Network which are heard Monday through Friday across the nation.
Those broadcasts emphasize the viewpoints of “the heart of America” where Paul Harvey found his beginning and now “The Rest of the Story.”