Category Archives: Gunsmoke

Recommended Series For First Time OTR Listeners

There are so many facets to the world of Old Time Radio, it is hard to know where to start enjoying it. The truth is there is so much to enjoy in OTR, it is easy to imagine that almost … Continue reading






Posted in Country Western Music, Detective Radio, Dragnet, Escape, Fibber McGee and Molly, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Horror Show, Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Old Time Radio, Radio Detective, Suspense, X Minus One, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Remembering Classic Old Time Radio Westerns

Westerns have always been a part of American popular mythology and entertainment. Westerns were an important genre of the early pulp novels. They became a staple of movies from the time of the earliest silent films, and their relatively low … Continue reading






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Basso Profundo On Escape: Paul Frees & William Conrad

The opening lines of Escape plant themselves in our minds; “Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you… Escape!” The magic of the opening is … Continue reading






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Good Night, Frank Cady

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of beloved character actor, Frank Cady. Although primarily known for his television role as Sam Drucker, the postmaster and general store keeper of Hooterville, USA, like many actors of … Continue reading






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“Have Gun, Will Travel” and “Gunsmoke”

Two very high quality Westerns from the Golden Age of Radio are Gunsmoke and Have Gun, Will Travel. Comparison of the programs should prove educational and entertaining. And they are both very entertaining, but adult oriented programs. And both were, … Continue reading






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