Category Archives: Western

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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Lone Ranger: Mystery Of The Silver Bullets Old Time Radio Show

SPOILER ALERT!: The Lone Ranger will be coming to cinemas in the summer of 2013. The following article will discuss plot elements from the movie. If you prefer to see these elements when the film comes out, please feel free … Continue reading

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Carter Sisters: Country Western Radio Broadcasts

The Carter Sisters performed traditional songs, many of which came from the original Carter family, and mixed this with popular and gospel

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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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Bill Ring Old Time Radio

“If you’re too busy to go fishin’, You’re TOO busy!” This philosophy was popularized by Country Music legend Bill Ring. Ring appeared on the California Hayride TV program with Cottonseed Clark. He also became part of the Ralph D. Foster’s … Continue reading

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Old Time Radio Western Rarities

Old Time Radio Programs usually become Rarities because at the time they were produced no one in the Production Staff thought that we would be enjoying their show today on old time radio mp3s. Often it is the case that … Continue reading

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Western Radio Sampler: A Hollywood Staple of Pulp Fiction

You say that you don’t like Westerns? Have you ever seen a Western on the Radio? Westerns usually take place on the American Frontier during the period between the end of the Civil War and the Massacre at Wounded Knee. … Continue reading

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Western Spoofs

Why did the Chicken cross the Road? Because the Family across the Street is listening to Old Time Western Radio Programs? Judging by the Laughter, it is more likely that they are listening to one of the many Western Spoofs … Continue reading

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Old Time Radio Western Music Sampler

“What kind of music do you usually have here?” “Oh, we’ve got both kinds. We’ve got Country and Western!” “Both Kinds” Maybe it was a better joke in the Blues Brothers than it is here, but it brings us to … 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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