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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.

Tales of the Texas Rangers - OTRWesterns.com Andrew Rhynes

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    • 4.3 • 89 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.

    Loggers Larceny - Tales of the Texas Rangers (02-04-51)

    Loggers Larceny - Tales of the Texas Rangers (02-04-51)

    Original Air Date: February 04, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• William Conrad• Stacy Harris• Parley Baer• Bill Johnstone Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 34 min
    Blood Harvest - Tales of the Texas Rangers (01-21-51)

    Blood Harvest - Tales of the Texas Rangers (01-21-51)

    Original Air Date: January 21, 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• Herb Vigran• Tom Tully• Wilms Herbert• Betty Moran• Gee Gee Pearson Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron […]

    • 33 min
    Death In The Cards - Tales of the Texas Rangers (01-14-51)

    Death In The Cards - Tales of the Texas Rangers (01-14-51)

    Original Air Date: January 14, 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• Parley Baer• Jeanette Nolan• Byron Kane• Mike Barrett• Ernest NewtonWriter:• Russell HughesProducer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 31 min
    Deadhead Freight - Tales of the Texas Rangers (01-07-51)

    Deadhead Freight - Tales of the Texas Rangers (01-07-51)

    Original Air Date: January 07, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Herb Ellis• Tom Holland• Byron Kane• Tom McKee• Lillian Buyeff Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 31 min
    The Devils Share - Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-31-50)

    The Devils Share - Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-31-50)

    Original Air Date: December 31, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Tom McKee• Parley Baer• Roy Glenn• Peggy Webber• Wilms Herbert• Rye BillsburyWriter:• Russell HughesProducer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

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

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

    Original Air Date: December 24, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Shepard Menken• James Nusser• Virginia Gregg• Victor Rodman• Byron Kane Writer:• Russell Hughes Producer:• Stacy Keach Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

db121 ,

Great Find

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

Familytravelguy ,

Excellent Podcast for Fans of the West

Very enjoyable podcast for those who enjoy crime stories with a distinct Texas Ranger twist. He leaves in the old commercials and they are a great addition.

Rickshaw Dan ,

Great show

Great show Andrew, really great show!

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