Friday, February 22, 2013

Let’s listen to the ‘Rest of the Story’ with classic Paul Harvey Broadcasts

            Good Day World!
 Today’s topic is Paul Harvey. I use to love listening to his broadcasts and thought it would be fun to share them with you.
Let’s turn the clock back for a moment and read about The Rest of the Story (TROTS) a staple of Paul Harvey from the time it was introduced in May 1976 though Paul Harvey's death in February 2009.
It usually aired Monday through Friday of each week in the early to late afternoon, and sometimes was repeated in the early evening. Each broadcast started with "You know what the news is, in a minute you're going to hear the REST of the STORY". This was followed by a 30 second commercial and then the story itself. Without the intro and commercial. they are approximately 3 minutes and 45 seconds long.
These were normally pre-recorded well in advance, while the daily morning and noon news was recorded earlier in the day (with the exception of the Saturday news which was recorded the day before). TROTS stories were written by Paul Harvey Jr. and were hosted by either Paul, or in later years by Paul Jr. as a substitute host. Following Paul's death, Doug Limerick was chosen to be the show's new host, but it was cancelled three weeks after Paul's death.
The reason why TROTS was unique was the fact that each story had a unique twist, and was "verified" to be true (though some question the validity of that statement). In any case, they were entertaining.
Classics Downloads Stories beginning with "A" 
Abbott and Costello
Abner Doubleday
A-Bomb Musician
Aborted Abortion
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln 2 *
Abraham Lincoln 3
Abraham Lincoln *
Acid Lake *
Actor On Death Row
Actor Speech Impediment
Actor Willie *
Actress Biographer
Admiral Lord Nelson
Adolph Hitler 2
Adolph Hitler *
Agatha Christie
Agnostic Inventor *
Albert Einstein,

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Time for me to walk on down the road…

1 comment:

pellky said...

hey dave, the link to the TROTS archive is broken. Can you fix?? many thanks

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