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CBS started the year 1958 off with the introduction on 01/29/58 of Frontier Gentleman. That series lasted 41 broadcasts. Near the end of the year, the network launched Have Gun, Will Travel on 11/23/58, which continued for 106 programs. In between, a very short series was offered and discontinued after only 16 broadcasts, Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone. Sam Buffington starred as Luke Slaughter, a Civil War cavalryman who turned to cattle ranching in post war Arizona territory near Fort Huachuca. William N. Robson, known from his work with such series as ESCAPE, SUSPENSE and THE CBS

RADIO WORKSHOP, directed.



Sam Buffington enacted the title role on Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, another of CBS's prestigious adult Westerns. The series was produced and directed by William N. Robson, one of radio's greatest dramatic directors and Robert Stanley producer was aired from February 23 through June 15, 1958. Buffington portrayed the hard-boiled cattleman with scripts overseen by Gunsmoke sound effects artist (and sometimes scriptwriter) Tom Hanley.

Each program had an authoritative opening statement: "Slaughter's my name, Luke Slaughter. Cattle's my business. It's a tough business, it's a big business. I got a big stake in it. And there's no man west of the Rio Grande big enough to take it away from me." Junius Matthews was heard as Slaughter's sidekick, Wichita.



In his first adventure, tough-as-nails westerner Luke Slaughter guarantees he will bring a cattle herd to Tombstone despite the threats of rustlers and a spy among the ranks of his cowboys. Like the other CBS radio westerns, HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL or FRONTIER GENTLEMAN, this one had plenty of action, the productions were well done and well acted. LUKE SLAUGHTER was cut short, like a lot of

other radio shows, by the steady pressure from TV.



This CBS western series was only a short 16 broadcasts before ending.

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CBS started the year 1958 off with the introduction on 01/29/58 of Frontier Gentleman. That series lasted 41 broadcasts. Near the end of the year, the network launched Have Gun, Will Travel on 11/23/58, which continued for 106 programs. In between, a very short series was offered and discontinued after only 16 broadcasts, Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone. Sam Buffington starred as Luke Slaughter, a Civil War cavalryman who turned to cattle ranching in post war Arizona territory near Fort Huachuca. William N. Robson, known from his work with such series as ESCAPE, SUSPENSE and THE CBS

RADIO WORKSHOP, directed.



Sam Buffington enacted the title role on Luke Slaughter of Tombstone, another of CBS's prestigious adult Westerns. The series was produced and directed by William N. Robson, one of radio's greatest dramatic directors and Robert Stanley producer was aired from February 23 through June 15, 1958. Buffington portrayed the hard-boiled cattleman with scripts overseen by Gunsmoke sound effects artist (and sometimes scriptwriter) Tom Hanley.

Each program had an authoritative opening statement: "Slaughter's my name, Luke Slaughter. Cattle's my business. It's a tough business, it's a big business. I got a big stake in it. And there's no man west of the Rio Grande big enough to take it away from me." Junius Matthews was heard as Slaughter's sidekick, Wichita.



In his first adventure, tough-as-nails westerner Luke Slaughter guarantees he will bring a cattle herd to Tombstone despite the threats of rustlers and a spy among the ranks of his cowboys. Like the other CBS radio westerns, HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL or FRONTIER GENTLEMAN, this one had plenty of action, the productions were well done and well acted. LUKE SLAUGHTER was cut short, like a lot of

other radio shows, by the steady pressure from TV.



This CBS western series was only a short 16 broadcasts before ending.

    OTRW1716: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – June Bride (06-15-58)

    OTRW1716: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – June Bride (06-15-58)

    June Bride Original Air Date: June 15, 1958 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Sam Buffington Co-Stars: Joe DeSantis Jack Moyles Barney Phillips Junius Matthews

    • 26 min
    OTRW1706: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Big Business (06-08-58)

    OTRW1706: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Big Business (06-08-58)

    Big Business Original Air Date: June 08, 1958 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Sam Buffington Co-Stars: Joe DeSantis Jack Moyles Barney Phillips Junius Matthews

    • 26 min
    OTRW1696: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Cattle Drive (06-01-58)

    OTRW1696: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Cattle Drive (06-01-58)

    Cattle Drive Original Air Date: June 01, 1958 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Sam Buffington Co-Stars: Joe DeSantis Jack Moyles Barney Phillips Junius Matthews

    • 26 min
    OTRW1686: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Outlaw Kid (05-25-58)

    OTRW1686: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Outlaw Kid (05-25-58)

    Outlaw Kid Original Air Date: May 25, 1958 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Sam Buffington Co-Stars: Joe DeSantis Jack Moyles Barney Phillips Junius Matthews

    • 26 min
    OTRW1676: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Drive To Fort Huachuca (05-18-58)

    OTRW1676: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Drive To Fort Huachuca (05-18-58)

    Drive To Fort Huachuca Original Air Date: May 18, 1958 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Sam Buffington Co-Stars: Joe DeSantis Jack Moyles Barney Phillips Junius Matthews

    • 26 min
    OTRW1666: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Heritage (05-11-58)

    OTRW1666: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone – Heritage (05-11-58)

    Heritage Original Air Date: May 11, 1958 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Luke Slaughter of Tombstone Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: Sam Buffington Co-Stars: Joe DeSantis Jack Moyles Barney Phillips Junius Matthews

    • 26 min

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