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Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit’s station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938.



The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father’s killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre.

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Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit’s station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938.



The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father’s killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre.

    Ambush Near Selkirk – Challenge of the Yukon (09-26-49)

    Ambush Near Selkirk – Challenge of the Yukon (09-26-49)

    Ambush Near Selkirk Original Air Date: September 26, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Sponsor: Meltiverse.com Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 31 min
    The Case of the River Pirates – Challenge of the Yukon (09-23-49)

    The Case of the River Pirates – Challenge of the Yukon (09-23-49)

    The Case of the River Pirates Original Air Date: September 23, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Sponsor: Meltiverse.com Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 31 min
    King and the Baxter Gang – Challenge of the Yukon (09-21-49)

    King and the Baxter Gang – Challenge of the Yukon (09-21-49)

    King and the Baxter Gang Original Air Date: September 21, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Sponsor: Meltiverse.com Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 31 min
    Fire on the Trail – Challenge of the Yukon (09-19-49)

    Fire on the Trail – Challenge of the Yukon (09-19-49)

    Fire on the Trail Original Air Date: September 19, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Sponsor: Meltiverse.com Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 32 min
    The Case of the Wishbone – Challenge of the Yukon (09-16-49)

    The Case of the Wishbone – Challenge of the Yukon (09-16-49)

    The Case of the Wishbone Original Air Date: September 16, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Sponsor: Meltiverse.com Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 32 min
    The Boy Who Feared Dogs – Challenge of the Yukon (09-14-49)

    The Boy Who Feared Dogs – Challenge of the Yukon (09-14-49)

    The Boy Who Feared Dogs Original Air Date: September 14, 1949 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Challenge of the Yukon Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Sponsor: Meltiverse.com Stars: Paul Sutton (Sgt. Preston) Writer: Tom Dougall Producer: George W. Trendle

    • 32 min

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