EAA Mourns Loss of Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey speaks at the EAA AirVenture Museum in 1989.
Paul and Paul - Poberezny and Harvey.
Tom Poberezny, Paul Harvey, and Dick Matt pictured in front of the Paul Harvey Audio-Visual Center at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh.
March 2, 2009 — EAA joins the legions of people across America mourning the death of beloved radio broadcasting icon Paul Harvey, who passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, Saturday, February 28, at the age of 90. Harvey, a pilot and aviation enthusiast, was an EAA member since 1973.
“Hello Americans, this is Paul Harvey…Stand by for news!” was heard by millions of listeners twice a day to open his “Paul Harvey News and Comment” newscasts. Harvey also broadcast the “Rest of the Story” features during his 57 years in radio.
“Paul Harvey was not only a great communicator but also a frequent visitor to the EAA Oshkosh convention,” said EAA President Tom Poberezny. “He left a great legacy at EAA with his support of the Paul Harvey Audio-Video Center, which has allowed us to reach out and communicate EAA’s story to others and will continue to do so.
“We appreciate the legacy he’s left with us, one that will enable EAA to tell ‘the rest of the story’ for years to come.”
Read the transcript of Harvey’s broadcast in 1973, given one day after attending the Oshkosh Convention and Fly-In (from the October 1973 issue of Sport Aviation).
Share your thoughts about Paul Harvey by leaving a Guestbook Entry at EAA’s Gone West, online obituaries website.