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

Christmas Payoff – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-23-51)

Original Air Date: December 23, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Lillian Buyeff•...

Joy Ride – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-27-51)

Original Air Date: May 27, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Sam Edwards•...

Squaredance – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-20-51)

Original Air Date: May 20, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Lou Krugman•...

Christmas Present – Tales of the Texas Rangers (12-24-50)

It is 2:00pm December 21st, four days before Christmas 1931. On a city Street corner in North Texas a man dressed as Santa Claus Suddenly leaves his post beside...

Paid In Full – Tales of the Texas Rangers (05-13-51)

Original Air Date: May 13, 1951Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Star:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson) Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Virginia Gregg•...

Drive In – Tales of the Texas Rangers (09-14-52)

Original Air Date: September 14, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guest:• Tony Barrett• Paul FreesWriter:• Charles...

Misplaced Person – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-31-52)

Original Air Date: August 31, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Herb Ellis• Henry...

Three Victims – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-24-52)

Original Air Date: August 24, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Virginia Gregg• Bert...

Cover Up – Tales of the Texas Rangers (08-17-52)

Original Air Date: August 17, 1952Host: Andrew RhynesShow: Tales of the Texas RangersPhone: (707) 98 OTRDW (6-8739) Stars:• Joel McCrea (Ranger Jayce Pearson)Special Guests:• Tony Barrett• Paul Frees• Betty...

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