Paul Aurandt was a young newsman hired when KXOK signed on in 1938. A year later, Lynne Cooper began working at the station as a producer, and their subsequent marriage produced a national broadcasting empire.
The names changed slightly. On their first date he nicknamed her “Angel.” His air name was changed to Paul Harvey. After a couple other jobs, they moved to Chicago in 1944, he as a newscaster on WENR; she as his producer, editor and writer. They moved as a team to ABC Radio in 1951.
During their long career operating the “Paul Harvey News” organization, the couple maintained a farm south of St. Louis, where they installed a broadcast studio so he could continue his broadcasts while visiting the area.