Gene Autry on Melody Ranch

“Hard-riding, sweet-singing, cowboy picture star Gene Autry” was heard each Sunday evening on radios across America via CBS, the Columbia Broadcasting System. Gene’s Melody Ranch radio show aired for an unprecedented 16 years (between 1940 and 1956), featuring songs, comedy and action filled drama. Throughout the run, the show’s sponsor was cool, refreshing Doublemint Gum.

Gene Autry of the CBS radio program MELODY RANCH, at his home, posing 'candids'. January 1940. Copyright CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive. CBS code: 2744.
Gene Autry of the CBS radio program MELODY RANCH, at his home, posing ‘candids’. January 1940. Copyright CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive. CBS code: 2744.

Honoring the anniversary of Gene Autry’s birthday – September 29, 1907 – following are a few episodes of Melody Ranch.  He’s back in the saddle again.

 

“Gene Autry was the most. It may sound like a joke – Go and have a look in my bedroom, It’s covered with Gene Autry posters. He was my first musical influence.” – Ringo Starr

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5 thoughts

    1. I get such a kick knowing others enjoy these shows as much as I do. each is a new world to discover. As I do with many of the radio shows I post I listened to this in my car and was also pleasantly surprised it was so entertaining. I wouldn’t have thought it was my cup of tea.

      Aurora

      PS – I’m impressed about your peaches “processing”

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