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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Dec 27, 2010

Fred Foy, the announcer on The Lone Ranger radio program whose voice will live forever with the immortal line "Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear," died this week at the age of 89.

Foy also played the Lone Ranger himself in one episode, when Brace Beemer, the radio voice of the Lone Ranger, had laryngitis. 

Here is that episode, Burly Scott's Sacrifice, as it originally aired on March 29, 1954.

The girl in the photo with Fred is my daughter, Karen Hughes, who had the privilege of acting with Fred in several radio re-creations of the Lone Ranger. 

For a short video clip from a re-creation of Burly Scott's Sacrifice, visit

And by the way, I play one of the outlaws - that's me in the dark T-shirt.

Paul Urbahns
almost seven years ago

I read in a Lone Ranger tape set liners, this episode was very popular with the audience (according to mail etc). Plans were to re-record it with Brace Beemer as the ranger, but they never did. Lucky for us, now we have Fred Foy in the role.