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Radio commentators come no bigger than Paul Harvey, who died last week at the age of 90 after a lifetime of providing America with newscasts in his unique, brilliant delivery. In Texas, there aren't many more well known broadcasters than Tumbleweed Smith, whose "Sounds of Texas" radio program has aired more than 10,000 times -- a feat he achieved in February of 2008.
No one lets Texans tell their stories like the Big Spring resident, who opens a mic, introduces his guests and then politely excuses himself for the better part of the remainder of the program.
Perhaps not as well known to listeners is the fact that Tumbleweed knew Paul Harvey and strung for him, providing Harvey with interesting stories from Texas for more than 30 years. I had the privilege of talking with my good friend about Paul Harvey this week at his office on the campus of Western Texas College in Snyder, where he recently accepted the position as professor of Radio Broadcasting at the two-year community college.
What Tumbleweed had to say about his contemporary was interesting and insightful, so give it a listen by clicking on the video above.
Have a good weekend ...