Herb was a true gentleman, and one of the most talented and best respected people in the business. Actually, both businesses...broadcasting and voiceover. I first met him in 1967, when I was full time at WLS but "moonlighting" at WFMF-FM (later "FM-100"
doing commercial voice tracks. Herb and I would often run into each other at the FM station.
Later, and over the next 35 years, we'd see each other often, coming/going at recording studios, doing spots together, etc.
His passing marks a further thinning of the ranks of those pioneer men and women, some of whom were voice actors on vintage shows like "Captain Midnight," "Jack Armstrong," "Woman In White," etc., back in Chicago radio's heyday. Legendary performers like Russ Reid, Eloise Kummer, Jerry Kaufherr, Don Gallagher, Fern Persons, Paul Barnes, so many others, all contemporaries of Herb, all gone.
Now Herb Graham's voice is also silent. But, I can still clearly hear the rich, dignified, articulate rumble of those magnificent pipes in my mind.