'Lone Ranger' Announcer Fred Foy Dies at 89
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Fred Foy, who announced "The Lone Ranger" series, has died at the age of 89.
According to The Associated Press, Foy became the show's narrator and announcer in 1945, at WXYZ in Detroit, and later performed the introduction for the television series.
He was known for his hearty introduction of the show's cowboy and his horse: "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver!' The Lone Ranger!" was the famous theme, backed by Gioachino Rossini's "William Tell Overture."
After spending decades working in the broadcast industry, Foy was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.