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 production cost kept them a favorite of the studios. When TV advanced enough to take… Continue reading Remembering Classic Old Time Radio Westerns

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 to skip this article and go OTRCat’s Lone Ranger Page to enjoy 1,365 original Lone… Continue reading Lone Ranger: Mystery Of The Silver Bullets Old Time Radio Show

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 KWTO-AM (Keep Watching the Ozarks). Foster had a vision that Springfield MO could replace Nashville… Continue reading Bill Ring Old Time Radio

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. They have long been a staple of pulp fiction and Hollywood. Radio Westerns in this… Continue reading Western Radio Sampler: A Hollywood Staple of Pulp Fiction

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 the point: Just what is Country and Western Music? Country Music and Western Music were… Continue reading Old Time Radio Western Music Sampler

“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, to a greater or lesser degree, products of both Radio and the junior medium, Television.… Continue reading “Have Gun, Will Travel” and “Gunsmoke”