Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Paul Harvey - Rest in Peace

Longtime radio broadcaster Paul Harvey passed away yesterday.

My father sends along this remembrance of Mr. Harvey.

It seems like yesterday that Mr. Harvey juggled then 7 year old Steven Kelly and 5 year old Deborah on his knee while preparing for one of his daily noontime broadcasts. Steven is now pastor of St John's Episcopal Church in Detroit and Deborah a successful writer and marketing executive. It was a great experience to have worked with him in my Chicago ABC Radio Network sales days . In even the most difficult times for radio sales, advertisers were still lining up for 52 week sponsorships of Paul Harvey News. What broadcast sales executive would not have loved that?
And, what a thrill to share a reception area with Paul Harvey. Imagine running into Senators, Governors, religious leaders and Corporate Board Chairmen day to day waiting to meet with Mr. Harvey. The memory of the day I struck up a casual conversation with Billy Graham still lingers like it was yesterday. Now that Mr. Harvey has joined his beloved wife Angel in passing a great career has come to an end. Let's all keep Mr. Harvey and his family in our prayers in gratitude for what they shared with us all over his 70 years of broadcasting.
Joe Kelly
Triad Consulting Corporation