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

The Devils Share – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-31-50)

Original Air Date: December 31, 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•...

The Cactus Pear – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-17-50)

Original Air Date: December 17, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Wilms Herbert•...

The Lucky Dollar – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-10-50)

Original Air Date: December 10, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Nestor Paiva•...

Room 114 – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-03-50)

Original Air Date: December 03, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Don Diamond•...

Hanging By a Thread – Tales of the Texas Rangers (11-26-50)

Original Air Date: November 26, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Byron Kane•...

Open And Shut – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-23-50)

Original Air Date: September 23, 1950Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Joan Banks•...

The White Elephant – Tales of the Texas Rangers (07-15-50)

Original Air Date: July 15, 1950 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:...

Alibi – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-07-52)

Original Air Date: September 07, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales of the Texas Rangers Phone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars: • Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:...

Bright Boy – Tales of the Texas Rangers (02-24-52)

The Rangers break up a stolen car ring and catch a boy who's too good with a knife. Original Air Date: February 24, 1952 Host: Andrew Rhynes Show: Tales...

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