Why Hy Lit was a true giant

Posted: December 01, 2007

SOME OF us wrote and sang some songs and hopefully influenced a few lives positively along the way.

But Hy Lit changed millions. In an era of AM-dominant radio, he created the FM splendor and inundated it with the European sounds of the Beatles, Stones, Animals and the rest. His feel for the future was Orwellian. Thanks to his AM roots, his antennae always called our attention to the latest Motown magic and New York slick hits.

Hy was my brother-in-law, but it was what he did that made him a giant. There were only three: Alan Freed, Dick Clark and Hy Lit.

Len Barry, Philadelphia

The Paul phenomenon

The young, discontented, independent voters are head over heels for Rep. Ron Paul, whose guiding light is the Constitution. He urges less government and more individual freedom.

Paul wants to bring the troops home yesterday, stop printing excess dollars and stop the "empire business." Perhaps he'll advance to the heights of a Ross Perot - the money, messages and momentum increase day after day. He has guts, and he's going to steer his freedom train into the minds and hearts of American voters.

Doug Leaman, Philadelphia

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