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ONETIME VOICE OF ABC (AND THE LONE RANGER) DEAD AT 89

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran announcer Fred Foy, who was the voice of ABC Television in the 1960s and ’70s, but was probably best known for his introduction of The Lone Ranger on radio and TV in the late ’40s and most of the ’50s (“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty ‘Hi-Yo Silver’ …”), has died in Woburn, MA at age 89. Foy did most of his work in Detroit, where The Lone Ranger originated on Mutual Radio, one of the few regular network shows ever to emanate from the motor city. Later, he recorded his work for the television version of the show and his announcements for ABC at his studio in Detroit and shipped the tapes to the network’s production headquarters in Hollywood. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.