Radio Daze: Some “Gunsmoke” For Some Old Radio Western Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another episode of Radio Daze! This week on Radio Daze we’re featuring a couple of episodes of that classic radio western “Gunsmoke” Most of you know “Gunsmoke” as the long-running television series starring James Arness as Marshall Matt Dillion. In the radio show, however, William Conrad starred as Dillion, and his deep voice made the marshal seem about ten feet tall. “Gunsmoke” was a mature western for the time, taking on themes of violence, predjudice, and lawlessness in the West. I have a couple of episodes here from the 1950’s so enjoy them before you go out to see Kevin Costner’s latest Western, “Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter One!” So Sayeth The Kendog!

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

The Dogcast: “Gunsmoke” The Best Western Program Of The Old Radio Age!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun. This has become a popular feature of the sight and I enjoy providing you with entertainment from radio’s Golden Age! This week we’re featuring a couple of episodes from that classic western “Gunsmoke.” The radio version featured William Conrad as Marshall Dillon. The stories in this program were much more mature than the prevailing western programs of the day. The two I have for you illustrate this mature mode of storytelling common with “Gunsmoke” These two episodes are both from February of 1954! Enjoy and feel free to comment below! So Sayeth The Kendog!

Gunsmoke: Bad Boy
Gunsmoke: The Killer