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Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.



The series was produced by Screen Gems and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties.



Captain Manuel T. “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas, a Ranger for 30 years and who was said to have killed 31 men during his career, served as consultant for the series.



This show was one of the more successful radio shows of the early

1950′s, airing for 3 years. Directed by Stacey Keach, Sr., TALES

OF THE TEXAS RANGERS broadcast coast-to-coast every Sunday on NBC.

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    • 4.4 • 114 Ratings

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.



The series was produced by Screen Gems and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties.



Captain Manuel T. “Lone Wolf” Gonzaullas, a Ranger for 30 years and who was said to have killed 31 men during his career, served as consultant for the series.



This show was one of the more successful radio shows of the early

1950′s, airing for 3 years. Directed by Stacey Keach, Sr., TALES

OF THE TEXAS RANGERS broadcast coast-to-coast every Sunday on NBC.

    The Wheelchair Killer - Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-07-51)

    The Wheelchair Killer - Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-07-51)

    Original Air Date: October 07, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Bill Johnstone• Tom Tully• Michael Ann Berret• Frank Gerstle• Tom McKee Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 36 min
    Death Shaft - Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-30-51)

    Death Shaft - Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-30-51)

    Original Air Date: September 30, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Bill Johnstone• Lamont Johnson• Ken Christy• Betty Lou Gerson• Brad Brown Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 36 min
    Christmas Payoff - Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-23-51)

    Christmas Payoff - Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-23-51)

    Original Air Date: December 23, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Lillian Buyeff• Whitfield Connor• Lou Krugman• Mike Barrett• Parley Baer Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 31 min
    Joy Ride - Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-27-51)

    Joy Ride - Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-27-51)

    Original Air Date: May 27, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Sam Edwards• Peggy Webber• John Frank• Barney Phillips• Bill Johnstone Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 35 min
    Squaredance – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-20-51)

    Squaredance – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-20-51)

    Original Air Date: May 20, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Lou Krugman• Betty Moran• Parley Baer• Byron Kane• Joe Forte• Jeanette Nolan Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny...

    • 35 min
    Christmas Present - Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-24-50)

    Christmas Present - Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-24-50)

    It is 2:00pm December 21st, four days before Christmas 1931. On a city Street corner in North Texas a man dressed as Santa Claus Suddenly leaves his post beside a large red pot labeled “Help the Poor”. Shivering with cold he enters the newly opened building of the Pamandle Equity Bank and approaches the bank...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

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The original radio series is five star. The introductions and conclusions of this podcast don't add much value and are sometimes a distraction.

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I love this podcast you have no cuss words in it so it’s good for young kids. It don’t have no graphics about the murder so they don’t get nightmares. I’m 13 and I am absolutely in love with this podcast.

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