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'Lone Ranger' announcer Fred Foy dies at 89

December 22, 2010 | 11:57 am

Fred Foy, the radio announcer best-known for calling out "Hi-Yo, Silver!" in his passionate lead-in to "The Lone Ranger" radio program, died Wednesday at his home in Woburn, Mass., of natural causes. He was 89.

His daughter, Nancy Foy, said her father began his career as an actor before landing the job as the announcer on "The Lone Ranger" show 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 said to the end of his life, her father never tired of repeating the intro to anyone who would ask.

A full obituary will follow at

-- Associated Press