Brace Beemer, center, with The Lone Ranger crew in the WXYZ studios.
The first radio episode of The Lone Ranger premiered on January 30, 1933
on WXYZ, a radio station serving Detroit, Michigan. It became so popular, it
was picked up by the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and finally
by NBC’s "Blue Network”, which later became ABC. The last new episode was
broadcast September 3, 1954 for a total of 2,956 episodes over a period of
21 years.Transcribed repeats of the 1952–53 episodes continued to be
aired on ABC until June 24, 1955.