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

Knockout – Tales of the Texas Rangers (06-22-52)

Original Air Date: June 22, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Parley Baer•...

Travesty – Tales of the Texas Rangers (06-15-52)

Original Air Date: June 15, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Byron Kane• Ken Christy•...

Illegal Entry – Tales of the Texas Rangers (06-08-52)

Original Air Date: June 08, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Herb Ellis• Tony Barrett•...

Sell Out – Tales of the Texas Rangers (06-01-52)

Original Air Date: June 01, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Writer:• Charles E. Israel Producer:• Stacy...

Jailbird – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-25-52)

Original Air Date: May 25, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Writer:• Charles E. Israel Producer:• Stacy...

Smart Kill – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-18-52)

Original Air Date: May 18, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Parley Baer•...

Unleashed Fury – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-11-52)

Charlie Brock, an escaped mental patient, is on the loose and cunningly evades recapture. Original Air Date: May 11, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98...

Little Sister – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-04-52)

A girl returns home to get her little sister involved in a life of crime, starting with a hold-up at a movie theatre. Original Air Date: May 04, 1952Host:...

Address Unknown – Tales of the Texas Rangers (04-27-52)

A woman is murdered, leaving behind a little boy. Original Air Date: April 27, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea...

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