Gunsmoke Marathon & Memorial Day Shows
Hello MPIR Fans & Friends,
Now playing on the MPIR History Capsule is a great line up of old time radio shows for your Memorial Day listening pleasure. Historical, educational drama plays from history, with period music interludes.
The mystery stream is playing a marathon run of the series Gunsmoke!
Gunsmoke is one of those long-running classic Old-Time Radio shows that everyone knows and remembers. It's also one that is still respected for its high values, in all aspects. Gunsmoke first aired on the CBS network on April 26, 1952, billed as the first adult western. It was set in Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870's. The main character, Matt Dillon, 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, not only Westerns; however, it was the sound effects that stood out the most. Listen carefully and one can hear many levels of sound that really helps transport the listener back to the old west.
Starting the playlists of episodes, will be two hours of a five hour audio documentary that aired in the 70's, the story of Gunsmoke.
Have very nice Memorial Day weekend everyone!