Scott Biodrowski from Hurst, TX United States
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January 12, 2018
Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States
Anyone fortunate enough to hear and watch Gunsmoke whether on radio or television can never forget Chester Proudfoot plaintively calling for Mr. Dillon on a regular basis throughout each episode. This goes for both Parley Baer of the radio version and also Dennis Weaver later in the television version. Gunsmoke was a unique program billed initially as an "adult western" and will be long remembered for the unique writing style of John Meston and later writers following on in the same tradition. If you like a good documentary on a specific radio show, Volume 2 from the Archives Treasures sets offers a fascinating 5 hour Documentary on the history of Gunsmoke with lengthy comments by both William Conrad, Parley Baer and many others.
The Radio Archives staff has again restored these programs back to a level of sound and tonal quality that could favorably be compared to the very day the show aired initially on radio which was April 26, 1952.