Find here a roundup of Old Time Radio Westerns from around the web. Some from postings of Internet Archive, Podcast and so on. Visit the Western Favorite Picks Page for some great western stories
Monday, November 5, 2007
A long-running old-time radio and television Western drama program set in Dodge City, Kansas during the settlement of the American West. The radio show first aired on April 26, 1952 and ran until June 18, 1961 on the CBS radio network. The series starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Deputy Chester Proudfoot. Doc's first name and Chester's last name were changed for the television program. Gunsmoke was notable for its critically acclaimed cast and writing, and is commonly regarded as one of the finest old time radio shows. Some listeners have argued that the radio version of Gunsmoke was far more realistic than the television program. Episodes were aimed at adults, and featured some of the most explicit content of the day: there were violent crimes and scalpings, massacres and opium addicts. Miss Kitty's occupation as a prostitute was made far more obvious on the radio version than on television. Many episodes ended on a down-note, and villains often got away with their crimes.
Download: The Story of Gunsmoke riRght click on each part and select "save target as" or "save link as" or click play button to listen. You will need a mp3 player like Windows Media Player or Win Amp to listen on your computer, or copy to your portable media player. Enjoy, it's great!