The Tales of the Texas Rangers was a Western-themed adventure drama heard over NBC Radio from July 8, 1950 to September 14, 1952. The lead character Jayce Pearson, a Texas Ranger, was portrayed by American film actor Joel McCrea. The show followed Pearson’s adventures of identifying and tracking down criminals, through the help of his horse Charcoal (aka “Charky”). It is said that each episode was based on actual cases, with Captain Manuel Gonzaullas, who served as a Ranger for three decades, as the show’s main consultant.
The series had its television adaptation aired from 1955 to 1957, wherein the role of Pearson was given to actor Willard Parker.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 93 old time radio episodes:
|07.08.1950||just a number||
+ To a Texas Ranger may go as many as four assignments a week, a case may lead him in to the remotes...
+ "The White Elephant". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of January 16, 1950. A deserted mot...
+ "Apache Peak". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Bob Feller appears in one of the commercials. Based on the...
|07.29.1950||the trigger man||
+ "The Trigger Men". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of May 27, 1947. The vicious Gordon br...
+ "Quicksilver". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of May 22, 1947. The Rangers track down th...
|08.12.1950||the broken spur||
+ "The Broken Spur". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on the events of June 5, 1948. A dead man found ...
+ "Fool's Gold". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of September, 1946. Producer/director Stac...
|08.26.1950||the open range||
+ "The Open Range". Sponsored by: Wheaties. Based on events of August 4, 1948. Modern day cattle ru...
|09.02.1950||play for keeps||
+ "Play For Keeps". Based on events of December 12, "several years ago." Jace Pearson tracks down ...
|09.09.1950||dead or alive||
+ "Dead Or Alive". Based on the events of April 16, 1947. The Texas City/Galveston disaster is the...
+ "Candy Man". Based on events of April 14, 1947. An escaped convict leaves a trail of candy wrapp...
|09.23.1950||open and shut||
+ "Open and Shut". Quality upgrade, network version of cat. #5888. A young Mexican is obviously th...
+ "Cleanup". Murder in the oil field, just the tip of a very dirty iceberg. Based on events in Kil...
+ "Living Death". Narcotics smuggling and murder on the Tex-Mex border. It is 2:00 am on the morni...
+ "Dead Giveaway". A woman and her four month old baby are both murdered. The husband is a prime s...
+ "Soft Touch". Based on the events of August, 1949. An elderly farm couple is found beaten to dea...
|11.05.1950||the white suit||
+ "The White Suit". Based on the events of June 23, 1947. A convict escapes from a small jail. The...
+ "Blood Relative". Based on events of June 26, 1949. A young ex-convict comes to town and threate...
|11.26.1950||hanging by a thread||
+ "Hanging By a Thread". A story based on the events of May 5, 1947. George Hawks has committed su...
+ "Room 114". Based on events of October 29, 1927. A dead man found in the Alamo Motel was killed ...
|12.10.1950||the lucky dollar||
+ "The Lucky Dollar". Based on events of August 14, 1945. A store-keeper is murdered by a robber w...
|12.17.1950||the cactus pear||
+ "The Cactus Pear". Based on events of March 28, 1947. A cowboy is gunned down with a shotgun. Th...
+ "Christmas Present". The "Santa Claus Stickup" of December 31, 1931, a crime story with a happy ...
|12.31.1950||the devils share||
+ It is 6:45pm October 26th 1939. Frank Wayland is at home when his brother Jeff arrives home after ...
+ "Dead Head Freight". Based on events of August 27, 1938. A dead body is found in a duffle bag in...
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