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Frontier Town, Volume 2 - 10 hours [Audio CDs] #RA019
Frontier Town, Volume 2
 
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Frontier Town
Volume 2
 
 
The late forties and early fifties saw an increasing demand for syndicated radio drama. With the Federal Communications Commission having imposed a freeze on the issuance of new television licenses, radio remained the major source of entertainment across small-town America well into the early 1950s, and local stations displayed an insatiable appetite for programming to make up for revenues lost by cuts in network compensation to affiliates. Producers of recorded programming therefore found it difficult to keep up with the demand for new series.
 
Hollywood was quick to take note of this thriving market, and an increasing number of name stars realized that there was fast, easy money to be made in syndicated radio. This led to a barrage of new series built around marketable celebrities - series such as that spotlighted in this ten hour collection, Frontier Town.
 
Recorded in Hollywood in 1952-53 and distributed by Broadcast Producers Syndicate, Frontier Town features up-and-coming action star Jeff Chandler in a role far removed from his best-known radio role as Mr. Boynton, the goofy biology teacher boyfriend of Eve Arden on Our Miss Brooks. Credited as “Tex” rather than “Jeff,” Chandler is heard here as Chad Remington, a tough-but-dedicated lawyer in the rough and tumble frontier town of Dos Rios. Chandler filled the lead role for twenty-three episodes before being replaced for the remainder of the series by veteran movie tough guy Reed Hadley. Remington fights for justice with the aid of his windbag snake-oil selling sidekick Cherokee O’Bannon, portrayed in a voice redolent of W. C. Fields by character comedian Wade Crosby. The series was written and directed by Paul Franklin, taking a break from his usual role as a top radio comedy writer, and features original organ music by Ivan Ditmars and Bob Mitchell, with Bill Forman announcing.
 
#18 The Jailbird Rangers
Friday, January 23, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#19 Five Gun Final
Friday, January 30, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#20 Valley of the Varmints
Friday, February 6, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#21 The Case of the Beef Contract
Friday, February 13, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#22 Forest Fire
Friday, February 20, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#23 The Case of Mr Knudsen
Friday, February 27, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#24 Mystery at Burnside Falls
Friday, March 6, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#25 The Case of Oliver Baldwin
Friday, March 13, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#26 The Case of the Packing House Combine
Friday, March 20, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#27 The Case of the Maverick Town Mystery
Friday, March 27, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#30 The Case of Oil Trouble
Friday, April 17, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#31 Sundown Valley
Friday, April 24, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#38 The Trail Drive
Friday, June 12, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#39 Fort Disaster
Friday, June 19, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#40 End of the Trail
Friday, June 26, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#44 The Badlands
Friday, July 24, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#45 Boom Town
Friday, July 31, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#46 Where Men Are Men
Friday, August 7, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated
 
#47 Lady Luck
Friday, August 14, 1953 - 30:00 - syndicated

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5 of 5 October 25, 2019
Reviewer: Jim Meals from Lakeside, CA United States  
Frontier Town is one of OTR's most underrated shows and demonstrates why Radio Archives is such a valuable resource for OTR listeners. Radio Archives makes comparatively obscure programs like FT and "The New Adventures of Michael Shayne" easily available to listeners in excellent technical condition. Thank-You!

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