Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Wild Bill Hickock" - The Voice Of Echo Canyon (Aired November 11, 1951)
Wild Bill Hickock was a real life Civil War soldier, sharpshooter, gunfighter and lawman of the Old West. He was an adventurer who had many brushes with death, but they were greatly exaggerated by the stories told about him in various media. His fame lives on, not so much for his real life tales, but because he was the first dime novel hero, he appears in various movies, television shows, and this old time radio program. His tale comes to a sad, yet iconoclastic end. He was killed while playing a round of poker. His hand was aces and eights. For those who know poker, that’s known as the ‘Dead Man’s Hand.’ Wild Bill started on the radio in 1951 as a kids western show.
November 11, 1951. Program #33. Mutual network. "The Voice Of Echo Canyon"
. Sponsored by: Kellogg's Corn Pops. A weird laughter off the canyon walls and a carpet for cattle. This ingenious robbery plan is foiled by Wild Bill and Jingles. The system cue is added live, the date is approximate. Guy Madison, Andy Devine, Charles Lyon (announcer), Richard Aurandt (music), David Hire (producer), Paul Pierce (director), Cliff Arquette, Jean Vander Pyl, Ken Christy, Hal Girard, Jack Moyles. 24:58. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.