RADIO SHOW FIRST AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch was a Western variety radio show that ran until August
1, 1943, and from September 23, 1945 to May 16, 1956. The show’s entire run was broadcast on CBS radio, sponsored by Doublemint gum. The approximately two-
year interruption resulted from Autry’s enlistment in the U.S. Army to fight in World
War II
. Episodes were 30 minutes long except for a 15-minute version that ran from September 23, 1945 to June 16, 1946.


Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

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