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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Jun 7, 2010

Westerns were big on radio.  Some were almost "literary" and aimed at adults, like Gunsmoke, Frontier Gentleman, and Have Gun Will Travel.

Others were full of exciting action and more for the kids, like Gene Autry's Melody Ranch, Wild Bill Hickok, and Roy Rogers.

The Cisco Kid definitely fit into the lots-of-action category.  Cisco and his sidekick Pancho got into a new fix every week, and by the end of the show they were back on the trailing, laughing with each other.

The program was on radio from 1942 to 1956, and a television version aired from 1950 to 1956.

This episode, War at Oak Pass, starred Jack Mather as the Cisco Kid, originally aired on July 14, 1953.


Ray S. Spooner
almost seven years ago

Thatwas good. I used to like to listen to the oldtime westerns. On this one with the Cisco kid,
at the beginnng, afer he left the ranch, one of the guys sounded like Edgar Buhannan. Thanks for
posting this. Ray