This morning Paul Harvey came on with an apology. His voice was pretty scratchy, and he said, “I opened a window and influenza.”

Now he just came on for the main noon segment, and his voice is much worse. He can hardly talk. I’m really surprised he didn’t have a sub today, maybe it came on too fast to get one. Better give Fred Thompson a call for tomorrow!

Remember a while ago when Paul was off for quite a while because of his voice? I thought he was done then. I was surprised when he came back, and impressed with how strong his voice was.

At 88 years old, his voice continues to be very strong. But I’d guess his voice is also pretty susceptible to strain and sickness, which is why it can plummet so quickly.