Ranger Bill

Ranger Bill

Ranger Bill was a Christian radio adventure serial, and aimed at the younger generation. This turned out to be one of the most successful radio broadcasts, and with an amazing longevity of over twelve years. The very first fifteen minute episode was aired on October 2, 1950, but this later changed to a half hour episode, beginning May 14, 1954 and running right through until 1962.

Hear the exciting introduction again for the first time in many years, you'll get goosebumps when all of the memories of being a young kid come flooding back! Here's how it went...

"Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, showing rare courage in the face of disaster, in the air, on horseback, or in a screaming squad car. Ranger Bill, his mind alert, a ready smile, unswerving, loyal to his mission. And all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done."

Although it does stress positive Christian values throughout, I don't feel that these are particularly 'in-your-face' - the adventure stories were a real thrill for young people.

Starring Miron Canaday, the series follows the adventures of Bill Jefferson, the chief forest ranger of Knotty Pine in the Rocky Mountains. Bill and his friends were tasked with many different adventures, crimes to solve, cattle rustlers, prisoners and all manner of animals and beasts, from cats and dogs to snakes, elephants and an abominable snow man!

Cast: Miron Canaday
Director: Charles Christensen, Jim Grant
Writer: Charles Erkhart, John Rowan
Sound Effects: John McCombe

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The New Ranger

Each year after graduation exercises at Ranger School, the class is divided between ranger districts, and the men are sent to their respected areas, with orders to report to the chief ranger. Soon after, one of the new recruits, Corey Windsor, decides to quit the ranger service, and there's nothing that Bill can do to change his mind. He's just a frustrated young man who needs direction and help, but the young ranger won't let Bill help him...[Tap Here]

Typhoid Fever at Stormy Point

Sometimes doctors pick strange places to practice. For instance, Bruce Hummer, who has his office in the village of Storm Point, located way up in the Dexter Mountains, in the middle of nowhere. In many respects, the people of Storm Point are very superstitious and backward, living isolated from the world except during the midsummer months when the ice and snow is melted enough to allow free travel... Tap Here

 

The Boy and The Bomb

Have you ever thought about being an inventor? This story is about a young fellow whose father is an inventor of secret timing devices for delayed-action bombs. Only young Jim gets himself involved with one of these bombs... Tap Here