It's Western OTR on MPIR
Now playing on the mystery stream are some outstanding old time radio westerns.
Gun Smoke first aired on the CBS network from April 26, 1952, and billed as the first adult western. The show was set in Doge City, Kansas in the 1870's. The main character, Matt Dillion, was played by William Conrad. Other regular characters were Chester Proudfoot, played by Parley Baer, Kitty, played by Georgia Ellis, and Doc Adams, played by Howard McNear. The series featured top-notch acting and well-developed scripts that set it apart from many other shows. The subject matter were adult oriented, and the sound effects stood out the most. Listen carefully and one can hear many levels of sound that really transport you back to the old west!
Fort Laramie opened with "Specially transcribed tales of the dark and tragic ground of the wild frontier. The saga of fighting men who rode the rim of empire and the dramatic story of Le Quince, Captain of Cavalry". Several of the episodes dealt with adult themes, rape, gambling, child beating, etc. Listen carefully for the authentic indian practices, military terminology, and actual names of the original buildings of the real fort.
The Six Shooter aired on the NBC network September 20, 1953. James Stewart was never better on the air than in this drama of Britt Ponset, frontier drifter created by Frank Burt. The epigraph set it up nicely. "The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged, his skin is sun dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl. People call them both The Six Shooter. "Ponset was a wanderer, and easy-going gentleman and, when he had to be, a gunfighter. Stewart was right in character as the slow-talking maverick who usually blundered into other people's troubles and sometimes shot his way out.
Have Gun Will Travel aired on the ABC radio network, November 23, 1958 to November 22, 1960. Starring John Dehner as Paladin "Gun For Hire" lived and worked out of the Carleton Hotel, in 1875 San Francisco. Have Gun Will Travel was one of those rare radio shows that started out as a top rated television show, starring Richard Boone.
These four radio series are my favorite from the western genre. Also playing are episodes of The Frontier Gentleman, Frontier Town, and Frontier Fighters. I hope you enjoy all of these series as much as I do. Yea Haaa!