Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Lone Ranger" - Timberland (Aired August 13, 1948)
On April 8, Graser died in a car accident, and for five episodes, as the result of being critically wounded, the Lone Ranger was unable to speak beyond a whisper, with Tonto carrying the action. Finally, on the broadcast of April 18, 1941, deep-voiced performer Brace Beemer, who had been the show's announcer for several years, took over the role and played the part until the end. Fred Foy, also an announcer on the show, took over the role on one broadcast on March 29, 1954, when Brace Beemer had a brief case of laryngitis. Tonto was played throughout the run by actor John Todd (although there were a few isolated occasions when he was replaced by Roland Parker, better known as Kato for much of the run of sister series The Green Hornet), and other supporting players were selected from Detroit area actors and studio staff.
August 13, 1948. Program #2429/1654. Syndicated. "Jack Bonner"/"Timberland"
. Music fill for local commercial insert. The owner of a stand of timber is about to lose his land when his mortgage is to be foreclosed in a month. The Ranger, however, has an idea. The date, program numbers and story title are subject to correction. Brace Beemer, John Todd, George W. Trendle (writer, creator, producer), Charles D. Livingstone (director), Fran Striker (editor), Dan Beattie (writer). 28:07. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.