Category Archives for "Frontier Gentleman"

59. Gunsmoke: “The Wake” & Other Old Time Radio Programs

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Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: The Wake   ~   Frontier Gentleman:  The Well   ~   Our Miss Brooks: Student Government Day   ~   Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Open Town Matter Episodes 4 & 5

This week's Gunsmoke offering is aptly named The Wake --- and it is one the truly iconic episodes to be featured on this adult Western.  

Gus Mathers has come to Dodge City to bury his friend and partner, Orson Boggs.  He says that it was Orson's last request to have a proper wake.  And Gus throws a real hum-dinger with free drinks for everyone.

Along the way, however, Matt and Chester begin to question how Orson died.  Their investigation takes leads them to Orson Boggs' widow and a few very unique twists and turns.  Soon Matt begins to realize there is much more to the puzzle than meets the eye.

This story is warm, funny, touching and filled with surprises all along the way.  No wonder The Wake is one of my favorite episodes of Gunsmoke.  Enjoy!

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58. Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: “The Open Town Matter” & Other OTR Programs

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - The Open Town Matter

Listen to These Programs:  Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Open Town Matter Ep #3   ~  Frontier Gentleman: The Actress   ~   Our Miss Brooks:  The Wrong Mrs Boynton  ~   Gunsmoke: Cooter

In this episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar Ralph Kerns, administrator with Great Plains Guaranty, is eager to reach Johnny Dollar. The subject is one Edgar Blake, Chief of Police in Greensport, Missouri --- a town Kerns says is best described as "wide open."

Kern's problem is that Blake has been murdered.  Furthermore, the main suspect is the chief's very young and vivacious widow --- who is demanding to be paid the death benefit on a fairly recent $50,000 life insurance policy issued by Great Plains.  So Johnny is off to Missouri where he uncovers a web crime, deception and intrigue.

This is part 3 of a 5-part serial.  The four additional episodes are played respectively in other shows.

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57. Gunsmoke: “How To Kill A Woman” & Other OTR Programs

Gunsmoke on Radio - How to Kill A Woman

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: How to Kill A Woman   ~   Frontier Gentleman: Advice to the Lovelorn   ~   Our Miss Brooks:  The Clay City English Teacher   ~   Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar:  The Open Town Matter, Ep #2

In this intriguing episode of Gunsmoke  Matt tries to determine who the gunman is that harassing station master Jesse Daggett by killing his passengers in cold blood.  And why is he doing it?

Things really heat up when a female passenger is shot and killed. As you listen to this episode (in outstanding sound quality, by the way) you will be guessing whodunit right up to the exciting final climax!  

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56. Our Miss Brooks: “The Football Game at Clay City” & Other OTR Programs

Our Miss Brooks - Football Game at Clay City

Listen to These Programs:  Our Miss Brooks - Football Game at Clay City;  Frontier Gentleman - Nasty Family;  Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar - The Open Town Matter; Gunsmoke - The Wrong Man

Many of the nations high school’s football teams were invited to played in post-season junior bowl games last week. Madison High School, where our Miss Brooks teaches English, also received a bowl bid -- to the Cereal Bowl!

Because Mister Boynton will be attending the game, Connie is desperate to find a way to go. The only way she can attend, however, is if Mr. Conklin assigns her to be a chaperone on one of the team busses.  He's promised to give the assignment to either Miss Brooks or Miss Enright --- Connie's rival for the affections of the handsome Biology teacher.

Only one of the teachers will get the plum assignment --- and with it the chance to be with Mr. Boynton at the dance after the game.

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33. The Texas Cowboys & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: Texas Cowboys   ~   Frontier Gentleman: Kendall's Last Stand   ~   I Love A Mystery: Bury Your Dead, Arizona ep 1   ~   Amos 'n' Andy: The Loan Shark   

We are still scrambling to write our typical insightful descriptions of each of the programs played on Show #33.  We should have them done and posted here pretty soon.  

In the meantime, don't be shy.  You are welcome to give a listen right now!

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32. The Honkey Tonkers & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Frontier Gentleman: The Honkeytonkers   ~   I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night ep 15   ~   Our Miss Brooks: Starting the School Year Early   ~   Gunsmoke: Hack Prine

Keep watching this spot and soon you will discover some delightful descriptions of the programs that are featured in our Show #32.  We're working on them night and day -- well, we're working on them anyway.  

While you are waiting, however, you are more than free to give a listen.

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31. The Sins of Our Fathers & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: The Sins of Our Fathers   ~   Frontier Gentleman: Charlie Meeker   ~   I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night ep 14   ~   Amos 'n' Andy: The Annual Lodge Hall Picnic

We're feverishly preparing some illuminating and revealing comments about the programs featured in our Show #31.  We hope to get them posted very soon.  

Don't be faint of heart, though. Go ahead and give a listen even if you aren't sure what you'll be listening to.  

They're all good.  

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30. Andy’s Old Flame & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Amos 'n' Andy: Andy's Old Flame   ~   Frontier Gentleman: The Shelton Brothers   ~   I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night ep 13   ~   Gunsmoke: Chester's Murder 

As you might have guessed, we have not yet been able to come up with some sage and witty descriptions of the programs in our Show #30.  Yes, we are working on them.  No, it shouldn't be too much longer.

But don't sweat it.  You can still listen.  Believe me, the shows are great.  So don't be shy.    

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26. The Cat Man & Other Purr-fect Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Frontier Gentleman: The Cat Man   ~   The Halls of Ivy: The Student Acress   ~   I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night ep 9   ~   Gunsmoke - Trust

Are you looking for a synopsis of each of the individual programs that are featured on our Show #26?  This is where they will be -- but they're not here yet.  We're still working on them.  

But don't let that stop you.  Go ahead and listen.  We'll look the other way.

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9. The Well, The Wake & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Frontier Gentleman: The Well   ~   Gunsmoke: The Wake   ~   Escape!:  Judgment Day at Deer Crossing   ~   The Six Shooter: Silver Threads

Show #9 is one of the most entertaining shows you will find on this site..  Why?  Because I seriously feel it offers four of the very best episodes of four of the very best radio programs ever produced.

 Frontier Gentleman offers a story called, simply, The Well.  This is a simple story about a small homestead family of three that a cattle baron is trying to drive off their land.  Kendall happens to stop for a drink of water shortly before the assault by the rich rancher's men and sides with the homesteader against almost impossible odds. 

That is when tragedy strikes.  Their little girl, who is unable to talk, goes missing.  After looking frantically for her, all parties end up asking the same question: Could she have fallen down the new well being dug by her father?

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