The Lone Ranger on Radio
The Lone Ranger was created for radio broadcasts for WXYZ radio in Detroit, Michigan in 1933. The three men responsible for his creation are George W. Trendle (WXYZ station owner), James Jewell (WXYZ Dramatic Director), and Fran Striker (scriptwriter).
The Lone Ranger
- First broadcast as part of a 90-minute “Dedicatory Program” on Tuesday, January 31, 1933. The dedicatory program was included in the opening ceremonies for the Michigan Radio Network.
- First regular broadcast on Thursday, February 2, 1933.
- 3300+ radio broadcasts
- Aired from radio station WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan.
- Final live broadcast on September 3, 1954
- Final broadcast on May 17, 1956
- The Lone Ranger - The Lone Ranger was portrayed by several performers over the run of the program. They were:
- George Stenius (January 31, 1933 to May 9, 1933)
- Jack Deeds (May 11, 1933)
- James Jewell (May 13, 1933)
- Earle Graser (May 16, 1933 to April 7, 1941)
- Brace Beemer (April 9, 1941 to March 26, 1954)
- Fred Foy (March 29, 1954)
- Brace Beemer (March 31, 1954 to September 3, 1954)
- Tonto - John Todd