The Greatest ‘Hi-Yo Silver!" ever…Gone.
Although its an area of pulp not fully explored on ALL PULP…yet, old time radio, as well as modern radio drama has a strong place within the pulp field. ALL PULP’s Tommy Hancock is working on a series of columns, reviews, and interviews that will open up OTR to ALL PULP’s readers. The following reposting from the Associated Press via the New York Times website, is of import to OTR and Pulp fans alike…another great has gone.
Fred Foy, Famous for Lone Ranger Intro, Dies at 89
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: December 22, 2010
Filed at 2:53 p.m. EST
BOSTON (AP) — Fred Foy, the radio announcer best-known for calling out “Hi-Yo, Silver!” in his passionate lead-in to “The Lone Ranger,” has died at his Massachusetts home.
His daughter, Nancy Foy, says her father died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 89.
Nancy Foy says her father worked as an actor before landing the job as the announcer on “The Lone Ranger” in 1948. Radio historian Jim Harson said Foy’s dramatic introduction, performed over and over for the live program, was so good it “made many people forget there were others before him.”
Nancy Foy says that to the end of his life, her father never tired of repeating the intro to anyone who would ask.
Fred Foy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Foy, and their three children.