Saddle up and come along on a Cowboy Christmas with Marshal Matt Dillon and "King of the Cowboys" Roy Rogers! During the years now known to old-time radio fans as the Golden Age of Radio, listeners could expect to hear special guests and holiday sketchs on their favorite programs. Even the Western shows and cowboy stars of the day could be counted on to show the holiday spirit, especially at Christmas time.
"A simpler time"
A cowboy singer and actor, Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of the 20th century. Appearing in over 100 films and numerous television and radio appearances, he became known as the king of the cowboys, the embodiment of the all-American hero to many. Roy was often joined by his wife, Dale Evans, queen of the West, as well as his famous golden palomino, Trigger, who was known for his ability to do tricks. Roy Rogers' radio show ran for nine years before moving to television in 1951.
You can't join the army when you're three feet tall and made of wood - but honorary sergeant Charlie McCarthy found a way to help the war effort by entertaining on the home front! Here are some of Charlie's funniest wartime escapades from 1943 - many of which have never before been available! Oh, and Edgar Bergen's around, too - that guy who somehow makes us believe that Charlie, Mortimer, and Effie are real.
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show, broadcast from the San Diego Naval Air Station, originally aired on June 10, 1952.