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Ranger Bill

Ranger Bill

A Christian radio adventure serial, it was produced by the Moody Broadcasting Network, and aimed at the younger generation. This turned out to be one of the most successful radio broadcasts, and with an amazing longevity of over twelve years. The very first fifteen minute episode was aired on October 2, 1950, but this later changed to a half hour episode, beginning May 14, 1954 and running right through until 1962.

Although it's supposedly aimed at juveniles, I actually remember the opening of the show. I sure wasn't a kid in the late 50s and early 60s though, so I can only attribute my memories down to me being a big kid... Hee hee! I'm sure when any of you young 'uns hear the exciting introduction again for the first time in many years, you'll get goosebumps when all of the memories of being a young kid come flooding back! Here's how it went...

"Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, showing rare courage in the face of disaster, in the air, on horseback, or in a screaming squad car. Ranger Bill, his mind alert, a ready smile, unswerving, loyal to his mission. And all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done."

Although it does stress positive Christian values throughout, I don't feel that these are particularly 'in-your-face' - the adventure stories were a real thrill for young people. I've been really enjoying listening to them - as does one of our friends of RUSC, Bartley T, who added this comment to the series when we added the first show:-

"I have been waiting for this! Thanks so much. I am 53 and listened to this growing up. Bartley T"

Starring Miron Canaday (who worked for Moody Broadcasting Network for over 34 years!), the series follows the adventures of Bill Jefferson, the chief forest ranger of Knotty Pine in the Rocky Mountains. Bill and his friends were tasked with many different adventures, crimes to solve, cattle rustlers, prisoners and all manner of animals and beasts, from cats and dogs to snakes, elephants and an abominable snow man!

There are 214 episodes of Ranger Bill extant, and Joy and I will be adding these to RUSC each week.

Happy listening my friends,
Ned Norris
Broadcast: October 2, 1950
Added: Dec 11 2015
Broadcast: May 16, 1954
Added: Jan 08 2016
Broadcast: August 4, 1954
Added: Feb 04 2016
Broadcast: August 11, 1954
Added: Feb 05 2016
Broadcast: November 10, 1954
Added: Feb 11 2016
Broadcast: March 2, 1955
Added: Feb 18 2016
Broadcast: March 9, 1955
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Broadcast: April 13, 1955
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Broadcast: May 11, 1955
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Broadcast: July 20, 1955
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Broadcast: September 28, 1955
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Broadcast: October 12, 1955
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Broadcast: November 19, 1955
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Broadcast: November 23, 1955
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Broadcast: November 30, 1955
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Broadcast: December 21, 1955
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Broadcast: January 4, 1956
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Added: Jan 29 2016
Broadcast: January 11, 1956
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Broadcast: April 18, 1956
Added: Apr 09 2016
Broadcast: May 23, 1956
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Broadcast: September 21, 1956
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Broadcast: October 10, 1956
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Broadcast: November 7, 1956
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Broadcast: November 14, 1956
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Broadcast: November 28, 1956
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Broadcast: December 12, 1956
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Broadcast: January 16, 1957
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Broadcast: February 5, 1957
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Broadcast: February 20, 1957
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Broadcast: February 27, 1957
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Broadcast: March 27, 1957
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Broadcast: April 10, 1957
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Broadcast: May 15, 1957
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Broadcast: June 5, 1957
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Broadcast: June 12, 1957
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Broadcast: June 19, 1957
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Broadcast: July 10, 1957
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Broadcast: September 11, 1957
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Broadcast: September 25, 1957
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Broadcast: November 6, 1957
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Broadcast: December 18, 1957
Added: Jul 30 2016
Broadcast: January 8, 1958
Added: Aug 04 2016
Broadcast: January 15, 1958
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Broadcast: February 5, 1958
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Broadcast: February 12, 1958
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Broadcast: February 19, 1958
Added: Aug 18 2016
Broadcast: March 5, 1958
Added: Aug 20 2016
Broadcast: April 16, 1958
Added: Aug 27 2016
Broadcast: April 30, 1958
Added: Sep 01 2016
Broadcast: May 14, 1958
Added: Sep 08 2016
Broadcast: June 18, 1958
Added: Sep 11 2016
Broadcast: June 25, 1958
Added: Sep 15 2016
Broadcast: July 2, 1958
Added: Sep 18 2016
Broadcast: July 9, 1958
Added: Sep 22 2016
Broadcast: July 30, 1958
Added: Sep 25 2016
Broadcast: September 10, 1958
Added: Sep 29 2016
Broadcast: October 8, 1958
Added: Oct 02 2016
Broadcast: November 19, 1958
Added: Oct 09 2016
Broadcast: November 29, 1958
Added: Nov 24 2016
Broadcast: January 14, 1959
Added: Oct 13 2016
Broadcast: January 21, 1959
Added: Oct 16 2016
Broadcast: January 28, 1959
Added: Oct 20 2016
Broadcast: February 11, 1959
Added: Oct 23 2016
Broadcast: October 31, 1959
Added: Nov 10 2016
Broadcast: November 4, 1959
Added: Nov 13 2016
Broadcast: July 20, 1960
Added: Dec 01 2016
Broadcast: August 17, 1960
Added: Dec 04 2016