“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.
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
I’ve never heard this show before – I can see why it would be so popular. I listened to the first show while “processing” peaches for freezing. It was excellent company.
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.
PS – I’m impressed about your peaches “processing”
I can remember my Grandpa talking about this show….now I can find out why 🙂
How sweet!! So glad I posted it for that reason alone!
Me too. I love memories with Grandpa. Looking forward to feeling a bit closer to him with these 🙂