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

Soft Touch – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-29-50)

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

Dead Give Away – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-15-50)

Original Air Date: October 15, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Lurene Tuttle•...

Living Death – Tales of the Texas Rangers (10-08-50)

Original Air Date: October 08, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Barney Phillips•...

Clean Up – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-30-50)

Original Air Date: September 30, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Lou Krugman•...

Open And Shut – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-11-51)

Original Air Date: November 11, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Joan Banks•...

Candy Man | Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-16-50)

Original Air Date: September 16, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Frank Martin•...

Dead Or Alive – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-09-50)

Original Air Date: September 09, 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

Play For Keeps – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-02-50)

Original Air Date: September 02, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star: Special Guests: Writer: Producer: Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie...

The Open Range – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-26-50)

Original Air Date: August 26, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star: Special Guests: Writer: Producer: Exit music from: Roundup on the Prairie...

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