GunfightThe Western celebrates America's Old West - a time between the end of the Civil War in 1865 and 1890 - a period of about 25 years and the area west of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Anglo-Americans settled 430 million acres of land and overwhelmed Native Americans in the so-called Indian Wars. Ten new states entered the Union, bringing the total number of states to forty-eight by 1912.  Lone Ranger and TontoOver the course of just a few decades, three commercial "empires" rose and fell: mining, especially gold and silver; farming; and cattle.

It is probably safe to say that for most modern people the Old West is not really a time or a place but a state of mind.

On the radio, the westerns were the stories of heroes and gunfighters, of bandits and marshalls (or rangers). Many were based in the books of writers like Zane Grey, others in the pulp fiction of the 20s and 30s. Even more western radio stars were movie stars of the time: Gene Autry, Tom Mix, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy.

Sit back and listen to the days and adventures of the old west.

Visit Our Stars

  • Bobby Benson
  • Cisco Kid
  • Fort Laramie
  • Frontier Gentleman
  • Gene Autry's Melody Ranch
  • Gunsmoke
  • Have Gun, Will Travel
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • Luke Slaughter of Tombstone
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Red Ryder
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Roy Rogers
  • The Six Shooter
  • Tales of the Texas Rangers
  • Tom Mix
  • Wild Bill Hickok


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