Dodge City

Radio Daze: Some “Gunsmoke” For Your Old Radio Listening Enjoyment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze. This week we’re featuring the classic old western Gunsmoke. Featuring the deep-voiced William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon of Dodge City. Theater of the mind made Conrad seem like he was ten feet tall. Featuring the voice talents of Parley Baer, Howard McNear, and Georgia Ellis, Gunsmoke was one of the most mature, well acted westerns in old radio that also led to one of the most popular television shows of all time. Enjoy the programs! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Dogcast: Some Classic “Gunsmoke” For Your Old Radio Enjoyment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with some more old radio listening fun. Because Pat Walsh and I were recently discussing western movies on his show, I thought I’d give you a taste of probably the best western radio program during the 1950s. “Gunsmoke” was a staple of old radio programming in the 1950s and was so popular it spawned one of the most popular television westerns, a program that ran twenty years. The tales of Dodge City and Marshall Matt Dillon were much more adult and weighty than most of the radio westerns of the day which were aimed more at the kiddie-folk. Great programs, performances (particularly by William Conrad as the deep-voiced Dillon) and some really solid scripts make this series a must listen. I’ve included two programs from the opening season here and will add more if you want them. Enjoy some classic “Gunsmoke” and as always, feel free to comment either below or on my Facebook Page! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Gunsmoke – Doc Holiday – 7/19/1952
Gunsmoke – Gentleman’s Disagreement – 7/26/1952