Avalon Time

Avalon Time is an American old-time radio comedy/variety program that ran from 1938 to 1940 on NBC’s Red Network. The program was named after its sponsor, Avalon cigarettes. The program is often regarded as comedian Red Skelton’s first big break in show business and on radio. Red had been a guest on the program in […]

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers, was a singer and cowboy actor. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German shepherd Bullet were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1964. LINK: Roy Rogers-WikiPedia

Gunsmoke Armed Forces Radio Service

The American Forces Network can trace its origins to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). A television service was first introduced in 1954 with a pilot station at Limestone Air Force Base, Maine. In 1954, the television mission of AFRS was officially recognized and AFRS (Armed Forces Radio Service) became AFRTS […]

Gunsmoke Season 10

MacDonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing juvenile fare such as The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s. Dunning[clarify] notes, “The show drew critical acclaim for unprecedented realism.” He also writes […]

Gunsmoke Season 9

MacDonnell and Meston wanted to create a radio Western for adults, in contrast to the prevailing juvenile fare such as The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s. Dunning[clarify] notes, “The show drew critical acclaim for unprecedented realism.” He also writes […]