EPIC WESTERN BEGAN AS A RADIO SERIES

Gunsmoke: The Radio Classic - Home | Facebook

Cast members from left: Howard McNear (Dr. Charles
Adams) Parley Baer as Chester, William Conrad
(U.S. Marshal
 Matt Dillon) and Georgia Ellis as Kitty
Russell.


    

Gunsmoke is a western radio series, which was developed for radio
by
John Meston and Norman Macdonnell. The series ran for nine seasons and was broadcast by CBS. The first episode of the series originally aired on April 26, 1952, and the final first-run episode aired
on June 11, 1961..During the series, a total of 480 original episodes
were broadcast, including shows with re-used or adapted scripts. A
television version
of the series debuted in 1955.


"Gunsmoke" sound effect artists Ray Kemper &Tom Hanley 
with Director Norm McDonnel.
       

 

       
  WRCW Radio - Home Of Gunsmoke - Free Internet Radio - Live365   

     

Conrad, born Cann, William - WW2 Gravestone
  William Conrad
(September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)

 
    
    
   

Conrad continued as Dillon after the TV show had
already started, and played the role until 1961. He
was considered for the role of Dillon on the TV show,
but the creators and producers decided, in the end,
to go for Arness in his place. It’s rumored that his 
weight was a factor behind his not being cast. 
         

Gunsmoke – Old Radio Shows.org

 

  

posted by Bob Karm in Actors,DEBUT,HISTORY,Old West,Radio series and have No Comments

Place your comment

Please fill your data and comment below.
Name
Email
Website
Your comment

*