Tales of the Texas Rangers

Hosted ByAndrew Rhynes

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down. The shows were reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.

The series was produced by Screen Gems and directed by Stacy Keach, Sr., and was sponsored for part of its run by Wheaties.

Captain Manuel T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, a Ranger for 30 years and who was said to have killed 31 men during his career, served as consultant for the series.

This show was one of the more successful radio shows of the early 1950's, airing for 3 years. Directed by Stacey Keach, Sr., TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS broadcast coast-to-coast every Sunday on NBC.


All Episodes

Fools Gold – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-19-50)

Original Air Date: August 19, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star: Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie by Aaron Kenny https://bit.ly/3kTj0kK

The Broken Spur – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-12-50)

Original Air Date: August 12, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Adaptation:• David Bruce Writer:• Russell Hughes...

Quick Silver – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-05-50)

Original Air Date: August 05, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• D.J. Thompson• Byron...

The Trigger Man – Tales of the Texas Rangers (07-29-50)

Original Air Date: July 29, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Tom McKee•...

Apache Peak – Tales of the Texas Rangers (07-22-50)

Original Air Date: July 22, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Bill Johnstone•...

The White Elephant – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-28-51)

Original Air Date: October 28, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Paul McVeigh•...

Just A Number {AUDITION} – Tales of the Texas Rangers (04-19-50)

Original Air Date: April 19, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Writer:• Russell HughesProducer:• Stacy Keach Exit music...

The Wheelchair Killer – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-07-51)

Original Air Date: October 07, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Bill Johnstone•...

Death Shaft – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-30-51)

Original Air Date: September 30, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Bill Johnstone•...

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