Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Lone Ranger" - Tunnel To Trouble (Aired March 22, 1954)
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.
March 22, 1954. Program #3306/2526. Syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "Dirk Durango"/"Tunnel To Trouble"
. Sponsored by: Silvercup Bread. The Lone Ranger poses as a murdered mining engineer to help a bunch of crooks dig their way into jail. Syndicated rebroadcast date: October 9, 1973. Brace Beemer, Fred Foy (announcer), John Todd, Paul Hughes, Harry Goldstein, Bill Saunders, Paul Sutton, Jay Michael. 21:39. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.