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The Dr. Sixgun Radio Program

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Dr. Sixgun spot ad for WSYR from January 30th 1955 (and yes it says 'Totting' not 'Toting')
Dr. Sixgun spot ad for WSYR from January 30th 1955 (and yes it said 'Totting' not 'Toting')



Famous Soap star Denise Alexander appeared in Dr. Sixgun as young Mary Wilder at the age of 15
Famous TV Soap Opera star Denise Alexander appeared in Dr. Sixgun as young Mary Wilder at the age of 15

Background

The adult western was a distinctly post-World War II phenomenon. Ground-breaking adult westerns had begun appearing over both Radio and Television throughout the 1950s. The adult western was the thinking man's western, replete with the psychological motivations of both the genre's protagonists and villains and the often agonizing journeys either experienced enroute to the still mostly predictable showdown and inevitable shootout. The genre was also generally more accurate as to the history of the eras and locations in which they were set. Duel in the Sun (1948), The Gunfighter (1950), High Noon (1952), Shane (1953), and Giant (1955) for example, were some of the popular adult western "A" films that preceded most of the adult western genre over either Radio or Television.

In contrast to the predominately white hat/black hat shoot-'em-up western genre, adult westerns also featured dramatic, previously unseen, new camera angles for the inevitable quick-drawing face-offs that dominated the genre. The proliferation of these new and different shooting angles had become so ubiquitous--and often overreaching--that throughout the 1950s the adult western genre in Film was liberally lampooned and parodied by Ernie Kovacs on Television and Mad Magazine in Print, among many others. In several respects the adult western in Film was an analog of the film noir crime, detective and mystery films of the same erea.

That ground been having been broken, the genre soon became the western of choice for even the juvenile audiences of the era that had so popularized the white hat/black hat shoot-'em-up morality tales of the preceding twenty years over Radio. Gunsmoke, the adult western analog of the adult crime drama Dragnet, first aired in 1952 (Dragnet aired three years prior.) The popular precedents and precursors to adult westerns of the era over Radio follow:

There were glimpses of adult western themes throughout 1940s Radio but they didn't always catch on with War-weary America. Saunders of the Circle X (1941) tended to take a more serious approach to its scripts while still exemplifying the action-adventure flavor of the mostly juvenile adventure fare that preceded it. Death Valley Sheriff [or The Sheriff] (1944) was an extension of the long-running Death Valley Days series dating to 1930. Often written to both educate and entertain, the more historically authentic elements of Death Valley Sheriff leaned toward some of the early adult westerns of the mid-1940s.

We included Hashknife Hartley (1950), Hopalong Cassidy (1950), Tales of the Texas Rangers (1950), the later Roy Rogers (1951) programs of that series, and Wild Bill Hickok (1951) as other westerns in the vein of Saunders of the Circle X. While admittedly still targeted to a juvenile audience--and sponsored by juvenile-targeted products--they began leaning toward more mature themes while still featuring all the guns-ablaze, white hat-black hat action of the other juvenile adventures of the Golden Age of Radio.

NBC debuts Dr. Sixgun as a transcribed syndicated program

NBC had learned from the many successful independent transcribed programming firms that cost-effective, prepackaged programming could address a growing market demand for low-cost Radio features. Dr. Sixgun was one of several programs that NBC produced specifically for wide, independent distribution over either the NBC Network or any unaffiliated outlet seeking low-cost programming; NBC's Haunting Hour was another example distributed at about the same time.

"Across the rugged Indian Territory, rides a tall young man on a mission of mercy; his medical bag strapped on one hip and his six-shooter on the other. This is Dr. Sixgun. Grey Matson, M.D. was the gun-toting frontier doctor who roamed the length and breadth of the old Indian territory; friend and physician to white man and Indian alike, the symbol of justice and mercy in the lawless west of the 1870s."

Dr. Sixgun first appeared over NBC on July 1st 1956 throughout America. Given its adult western genre, Dr. Sixgun appeared during the late evening in most markets. Versatile character actor Karl Weber was featured as Dr. Grey Matson, M.D., better known as 'Dr. Sixgun.' The series was set in the Montana Territory of the post Civil War 1870s, and centered around the frontier town of Frenchman's Ford. Upon arriving and settling in Frenchman's Ford, Dr. Matson acquired the town's muse, Pablo, a "wandering Gypsy peddler" [William Griffis] as Dr. Matson's chronicler, much in the vein of Sherlock Holmes' Dr. Watson.

Pablo's own sidekick was 'Midnight,' a raven with a penchant for mimicry. William Griffis, as Pablo, narrated the Dr. Sixgun adventures providing all the exposition and background necessary to keep each script moving. Legendary script writers Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts alternated with the writing credits for the series. Fred Weihe, Harry Frazee, and Daniel Sutter directed the productions. As with Gunsmoke (1952-1961), arguably Radio and Television's most iconic adult western of the era, Dr. Sixgun's adventures often centered around the local saloons. In the case of Dr. Sixgun that was O'Shea's Bull Run Saloon, Frenchman's Ford's only watering hole. The Bull Run was owned and bartended by O'Shea, as portrayed by William Keene.

Performed and transcribed in New York, the series featured many of Radio's finest East Coast supporting talent, among them: Luis van Rooten, Jim Boles, Joe de Santis, Kermit Murdock, Santos Ortega, Lon Clark, Betty Garde, Vicki Vola, Edgar Stehli, Roger de Koven, Denise Alexander, Bob Hastings, Leon Janney, Nelson Olmsted, William Johnstone, John Astin, Les Damon, Ralph Bell, Virginia Payne, Wendell Holmes, Ralph Camargo, and Jock MacGregor. Note the number of these actors that went on to distinguished Television careers as well. Although the composer/conductor wasn't credited in the AFRTS-denatured recordings, famous Jazz guitarist Art Ryerson provided the guitar music for the episode anecdotally titled,
"Willie Wyman and the Land Grant."

Dr. Grey Matson was a Cambridge, Boston-trained physician who'd settled in Frenchman's Ford, Montana Territory after the end of The Civil War. Both sensitively and authentically portrayed by Karl Weber, Dr. Matson displays a wide range of basic humanity, good humour, professional resolve, and simple human frailty. Even more remarkable, writers Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts managed to maintain a marvelous balance of continuity in Dr. Matson's range of emotions and reactions irrespective of who wrote a particular script. It's clear that the two great scripters collaborated closely throughout the series.

The premiere episode found Dr. Matson presented with the gravely ill son of Chiricahua Indian Chief 'Tall Horse' whose tribe had been afflicted with a deadly outbreak of measles. 'Dr. Sixgun' found himself caught between a racially prejudiced Chiricahua Medicine Man--Grey Fox--and Aaron Gault, an equally prejudiced leader of a wagon train of Pennsylvania German settlers. Dr. Sixgun was away advising Chief Tall Horse, while back in Frenchman's Ford Aaron Gault had poisoned the chief's gravely ill son with what Gault believed was Prussic Acid. The George Lefferts-written script set the tone for all of the Dr. Sixgun episodes to follow. Both Lefferts and Ernest Kinoy were two of Radio's finest writers and their combined talents were arguably the principal contributing factor to the consistent quality of Dr. Sixgun throughout its run.

One of the era's most inexpensive series' for subscribing affiliates, Dr. Sixgun broadcasters got a disproportionate amount of bang for their pocket change. At about the same time Ernest Kinoy's scripts were being showcased in Dr. Sixgun, Kinoy's scripts were being heard on popular programs as diverse as the award-winning situation comedy, The Marriage (1953-1954), the Frank Sinatra mystery-adventure series, Rocky Fortune (1953-1954), and the award-winning science-fiction drama anthology X Minus One (1955-1958). For his part, George Lefferts had just completed writing the Rocky Fortune series with Kinoy and would go on to write for X Minus One with Ernest Kinoy.

One of the most representative of the adult western genre, Dr. Sixgun's scripts explored sociological, political, and cultural topics well ahead of their time: gun ownership, racial prejudice, religious prejudice, capital punishment, small town gossip-mongers, ethnic prejudice, investment scams, territorial politics, sexism, and medical ethics among several other thought-provoking themes. Even more emblematic of the adult western genre, Dr. Grey Matson was by no means idealized in Dr. Sixgun. He was consistently portrayed with equal measures of human fallibility, human strength, and all too human emotions.

Unfortunately overshadowed by the more popular Gunsmoke series of the era, Dr. Sixgun was one the Golden Age of Radio's most well-written series' and a genuine overlooked gem from the era. Ernest Kinoy's scripts were marvelously poignant, moving, and authentic, and George Lefferts' scripts were equally authentic, visceral, and historically accurate. The number of directors employed throughout the production were a testament to the seamless quality of Dr. Sixgun's scripts.

It's apparent that neither NBC--nor the era's major sponsors--ever truly understood the potential of Dr. Sixgun and its enduring impact. Their loss, posterity's gain.

Last but by no means least, we're--yet again--deeply indebted to the selfless, dedicated technicians of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for preserving this remarkable Golden Age Radio gem.

Series Derivatives:

Doctor Six Gun; Doctor Sixgun; Dr. Six Gun; AFRTS END-511 'Dr. Sixgun'
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Adult Western Adventure Dramas
Network(s): NBC
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): Commercially broadast run:
54-07-01 01
Chief Tall Horse's Son is Poisoned

AFRTS run:
56-06-12 01 Chief Tall Horse's Son is Poisoned
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): NBC
54-07-01 to 55-10-27; NBC; [at least] Seventy, 25-minute programs; Thursday evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday evenings in some markets)

AFRTS
56-06-12 to 57-05-28; AFRTS [FEN]; Fifty, 30-minute programs; Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Syndication: NBC Radio Recording Division
Sponsors: Unknown
Director(s): Fred Weihe [Director/Transcriber]
Daniel Sutter, Harry Frazee [Directors]
Principal Actors: Karl Weber, William Griffis, William Redfield, Virginia Payne, Wendell Holmes, William Keene, Ralph Bell, Peter Cappel, Kermit Murdock, Craig McDonald, Cameron Prud'homme, Joe de Santis, Roger De Koven, Edgar Stehli, Bob Haig, Jim Stevens, Santos Ortega, Lon Clark, Bill Adams, Les Damon, Kenny Delmar, Luis Van Rooten, Les Damon, Vicki Vola, Daniel Ocko, John Gibson, William Johnstone, Jim Boles, Scott Tennyson, Bob Hastings, Ed Peck, Teri Keane, Bill Lipton, Ethel Everett, Ralph Camargo, Elaine Ross, Donald Buka, Nelson Olmsted, Robert Dryden, Jock MacGregor, Edwin Bruce, Leon Janney, Don Douglas, Humphrey Davis, Peggy Lawton, John Sylvester, Denise Alexander, John Baragrey.
Recurring Character(s): Dr. Grey 'Dr. Sixgun' Matson, M.D. [Karl Weber]; Pablo, the wandering Gypsy peddler and his pet raven, Midnight [William Griffis]; O'Shea, proprietor of the Bull Run Saloon [Willliam Keene]; Sage, Dr. Matson's Horse
Protagonist(s): Dr. Grey Matson, Pablo the Gypsy peddler, and Pablo's pet raven, Midnight.
Author(s): None
Writer(s) Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts
Music Direction: Unknown
Musical Theme(s): Art Ryerson [Guitar]
Announcer(s): Gene Hamilton, Tom Tuttle, Fred Collins, Bill Rippey
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
78
Episodes in Circulation: 44
Total Episodes in Collection: 27
Provenances:

radioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide, The Directory of the Armed Forces Radio Service Series'.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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As best as we've been able to determine, all of the currently circulating exemplars of Dr. Sixgun are actually from the AFRTS-denatured canon, END-511. As such, we've devoted most of our effort logging Dr. Sixgun to the AFRTS run as documented in the Pacific Stars and Stripes. There are also several circulating episodes from the AFRTS run that are as yet undated or unsequenced. We don't generally put great store in the episode sequencing of a canon unless that sequencing is integral to the series' continuity.

With only a handful of exceptions, the plots of the original broadcasts of Dr. Sixgun over either NBC or the numerous unaffiliated stations of the era weren't announced in newspaper listings of the era. It's possible that either the NBC Collection or J. David Goldin Collection at the Library of Congress provide more clues to identify the entire canon. We simply haven't as yet explored those resources.

As a consequence of the above, we've attempted to log as much as we could of both the initial commercially broadcast run and the AFRTS run of 1956-1957. We've presented those episodes we can't as yet identify in the first log below.

OTRisms:

As we've grown to expect from the world of OTR, Dr. Sixgun's documentation and 'facts' have been rubbish since the 'invention' of 'Old Time Radio' post-1976 to commercially exploit American Radio Broadcasting History and its treasure once the overwhelming majority of Golden Age Radio copyrights expired. "Garbage in, Garbage out" is an old adage from database programmers, and it exemplifies the situation quite succinctly. The situation wouldn't be so blatant if it wasn't for the hundreds of 'credentialed' or 'authoritative' OTR wags, 'experts,' and authors who've continued to assert and publish this rubbish without disclaimer--with the single exception of J. David Goldin and his remarkable radioGOLDINdex database. It's bad enough to assert that one has compiled or published the "be all, do all, end all" log of a given canon. It's when that schoolyard braggadocio is based on a tissue of lies that it becomes intellectual fraud.

Had that exploitation shown even a modicum of respect for vintage Radio's rich history, the ensuing reckless plundering of this national treasure wouldn't have been quite so egregious. But as those of us with even a nodding acquaintance with integrity know by now, there's been precious little in the way of either historical accuracy or respect accorded this treasure by the highly influential and recklessly commercial OTR faction.

A few of the more glaring mistatements regarding the widely circulating history and details of Dr. Sixgun are immediately obvious in the face of honest historical research:

  • The protagonist of Dr. Sixgun is 'Dr. Grey Matson,' a physician in 1870s Montana Territory, not 'Ray Matson.' By way of demonstrating how widely disseminated this most obvious of all errors truly is, simply perform the following [quoted] Google search . . .

    "Dr. Sixgun" "Ray Matson"

    . . . and no, you don't have to tell us. They're all commercial OTR sites of one type or another, aren't they. That's precisely how widely this absurd rubbish has become plagiarized throughout the OTR sector. Kinda pathetic, isn't it? The only thing more pathetic are those who consistently patronize any of those listed sites.
  • Dr. Sixgun first aired as a NBC-transcribed, syndicated, sustaining production beginning on July 1st 1954, not the widely alleged September 2nd 1954.
  • The AFRTS-denatured, transcribed broadcasts of 'Doctor Sixgun' first began airing over the Far East Network in the Pacific--from Okinawa to Korea--on June 12th 1956; and December 22nd 1958 over AFN in Europe. But certainly not the widely reported 1957.
  • While indeed airing in the U.S. on both Thursdays and Sundays, several outlets aired the entire Dr. Sixgun series on Thursday nights from beginning to end with only one discernible break.
  • Doctor Sixgun aired on Tuesday nights throughout its Far East Network run from beginning to end, replaced by Ft. Laramie.

The overwhelming amount of Dr. Sixgun misinformation in circulation seems to have emanated from wildly inaccurate The Vintage Radio Place commercial cassette catalog of Dr. Sixgun. The details of that catalog were of course 'borrowed' by the OTRR, its OTTER log, and its OTRRPedia--with additional inaccurate embellishments of their own. But even the radioGOLDINdex appears to be mostly inaccurate as to names, episode order and dates. We don't usually see this level of inaccuracy in the radioGOLDINdex, which--for us anyway--brings into doubt its entire page of alleged transcription entries for the series. To radioGOLDINdex's continuing credit, the database cautions its visitors that the actual broadcast dates are in question. Sadly, the overwhelming majority of the OTR hobbyist visitors to radioGOLDINdex read only what they choose to read in the database's qualifying notes--and periodic updates. That may help to explain why the Radio Spirits entries for Dr. Sixgun are also inaccurate since apparently their transcriptions originated from the Radio Yesteryear Collection of J. David Goldin.

It should be self-evident why such baldly obvious inaccuracies about Dr. Sixgun persist with such tenacity throughout the OTR Community, arguably the most incurious, wishful-thinking hobbyist collectors in American culture--its been commercially profitable to do so. Even more disturbing, most of the inaccuracies among the circulating details of Dr. Sixgun are so easily debunked by simply listening to the canon. We continue to be gobsmacked by the absurdity of an aural collectible being so intentionally misrepresented for thirty-six years simply because its collectors or purveyors continue to refuse to actually listen to anything they sell, catalog, or trade.

. . . and yes, of course we realize that all attempts to shame the shameless commercial OTR industry into mending its ways remains a fool's errand. So call us unrepentant fools.

OTR Fraud Alert:

As serious collectors have come to expect from the OTRR, Calfkiller, OTRCat, Times Past, et al, the majority of their circulating Dr. Sixgun exemplars are adulterated in one form or the other:

  • Clipping the close to disguise their AFRTS source.
  • Pegging out the amplitude resulting in clipping off as much as half of the source recording's original fidelity.

    Pegged Amplitude results in shearing off or 'clipping' as much as an eighth of the source recording's fidelity.
    Amplitude Pegged (above)
    Resulting Pegged Amplitude waveform after we correct and restore as much fidelity as then practical. Note especially the shaded area showing how much of the original fidelity had been clipped from the original AFRTS source recording. That's simply technical malpractice, pure and simple
    Resulting Amplitude and restored fidelity after we corrected it (above).
    Note especially the shaded area showing how much of the original fidelity had been clipped from the original AFRTS source recording. That's simply technical malpractice, pure and simple. What defies all human logic is . . . to what end?

  • Stereoizing their recordings to give them the appearance of being better (and larger) encodes than they actually are. [Both channels are actually identical monaural channels of inferior fidelity.]

    'True' Stereo waveform. Note the distinctly different channels.
    'True' Stereo waveform (above)
    Fake 'Stereoized' Dr. Sixgun waveform. Note the two identical monaural channels.
    Fake 'Stereoized' Dr. Sixgun waveform (above)
    Restored monaural Dr. Sixgun waveform after we've corrected it
    Restored monaural Dr. Sixgun waveform after we corrected it (above)

  • Intentionally misdating the entire collection to prop up the sales of their commercial OTR donors and 'authors' by further disseminating--and perpetuating--all of those inaccurate NBC-broadcast dates. The OTRR knows full well that the overwhelming majority [if not all] of the circulating Dr. Sixgun exemplars are actually sourced from AFRTS-denatured recordings. Does any of this make all those commercial OTR sellers liars and frauds? If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . . .
    Conversely, if they're simply too ignorant to know what they're selling is there any rational reason to patronize any of them?

This is by no means a moral dilemma for vintage Radio hobbyists. When you patronize--or support--cheaters you promote cheating. It's precisely that simple. It's a binary choice. If you can't understand that distinction, you're either pursuing the wrong hobby or you're a cheater yourself. Suggestion: try jigsaw puzzles and a sharp pair of toenail clippers as a pastime instead. At least that way you'll only be cheating yourself and you won't perpetuate the further destruction of this national treasure.

We continue to remain bewildered regarding the OTR community's long-standing, pathological disdain for AFRS or AFRTS denatured recordings. It's a long-established fact that well over half of the most popular circulating vintage Radio canons are comprised of significant numbers of AFRS or AFRTS denatured recordings. And yet those same OTR vendors and groups simply lump the AFRS and AFRTS exemplars into their commercially broadcast exemplars by either deliberately ignoring the source altogether or sloppily attempting to remove aural references to their true AFRS or AFRTS source. Apparently they continue to believe that simply removing the proof of a recording's orgin erases its AFRTS or AFRS history. This hypocritical aversion to AFRS or AFRTS recordings is not only disingenuous and fraudulent, it's unpatriotic.


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[Date, title, and episode column annotations in
red refer to either details we have yet to fully provenance or other unverifiable information as of this writing. Red highlights in the text of the 'Notes' columns refer to information upon which we relied in citing dates, date or time changes, or titles.]







The Dr. Sixgun Program Log [As yet Undated or Unsequenced AFRTS Episodes]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
57-xx-xx
--
Baseball Comes to Frenchman's Ford
Baseball at Frenchman's Ford
Y
[AFRTS Only; poor recording; close deliberately clipped to disguise its source]

Bill Lipton
as Harvey T. Braithwaite
Ken Williams as Randy Stewart
57-xx-xx
--
I Will Be Heard
Newspaper Arrives in Frenchman's Ford
Y
[AFRTS Only; close deliberately clipped to disguise its source]

57-xx-xx
--
A Condemned Man Marries
Condemed Man's Marriage
Condemned Man's Marriage
Y
[AFRTS Only; poor recording; close deliberately clipped to disguise its source]

Peggy Lawton
as Jenny Warren
Nelson Olmsted as Cory
57-xx-xx
--
Human Merchandise
Kung Lee Sin
Y
[AFRTS Only]

Luis van Rooten
as Lee Sin Kung
Marian Carr as Siu Lan
John Astin as Elton
57-xx-xx
--
Willie the Wisp
Y
[AFRTS Only]

Ed Peck as Bart Crosby
Teri Keane as Laura Crosby





The Dr. Sixgun Program Log [NBC]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
54-07-01
1
Chief Tall Horse's Son is Poisoned
Indian Chief's Son Poisoned
N
[Premiere; Stars Karl Weber as Dr. Grey Matson; Replaces The Six Shooter; Announces first program in the series;
AFRTS Only]

54-07-01 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:00 p.m. KFI--Dr. Six Gun

54-07-01 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p. m. — Dr. Six Gun (WIBA) :
new series about Grey Matson, gun-toting physician of old west.
54-07-08
2
Wall Street Comes to Frenchman's Ford
Bartender and Project Investment
N
[AFRTS Only]

54-07-08 Long Beach Press-Telegram
"Doctor Sixgun," a new western series, has its second outing on KFI at 9 p.m. The doctor packs a sixgun on his hip while being the only medic in the wild and woolly west of the 1870's.

Luis Van Rooten as Jerrod P. Cahill
54-07-15
3
The Resurrection of Bert Cain
The Bell and the Baby
Baby Lillie and Belle
N
[AFRTS only]

54-07-15 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:00 p.m. KFI--Doctor Sixgun
54-07-22
4
The Prodigal and the Rope
N
54-07-22 Long Beach Press-Telegram
9:00 p.m. KFI--Doctor Sixgun

54-07-22 Reno Evening Gazette
KOH--Also tonight, when Doctor Sixgun takes a hand in "
The Prodigal and the Rope," an innocent man escapes a lynching. That's tonight at 9:00 o'clock. Doctor Sixgun and his partner, Pablo, line up on the side of justice to produce evidence that influences the mob's fury and forces a legal trial.

54-07-22 San Antonio Express
Doctor Sixgun — 7:30 p.m., WOAI—
An innocent man escapes a lynching when 'Doc Sixgun' takes a hand.
54-07-29
5
Ft. Apache's Slaughterhouse
Colonel Crown Is A Mad Man
N
[AFRTS Only; OTRR-circulated recording clipped to disguise its AFRTS origin]

54-07-29 Reno Evening Gazette
KOH--9:00 p.m.--Doctor Sixgun

Arnold Robertson as Colonel Crown
54-08-05
6
Who Is to Judge?
Fred Garth Jailed for Murder
N
[AFRTS Only]

54-08-05 Record-Eagle
NBC--7:30 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-08-12
7
Who Would Kill Charlie Aaron?
Horse's Mane Is Murder Clue
N
[AFRTS Only]

54-08-12 Manitowoc Times
NBC--7:30 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-08-19
8
An Epidemic of Hate
The Immigrant Settler
N
[AFRTS Only; OTRR-circulated recording clipped to disguise its AFRTS origin]

54-08-19 Record-Eagle
NBC--7:30 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-08-26
9
Title Unknown
N
54-08-26 Oakland Tribune
9:00 p.m.--KNBC--Dr. Six Gun

54-08-25 Reno Evening Gazette
Dialer's Choice
Tomorrow Night
At 9 o'clock tonight
DR. SIXGUN encounters the gray stallion. A man whose reputation is built on breaking wild horses is thrown and seriously injured and Grey Matson, M. D. (Karl Weber) find curing the man's physical injuries is easy compared to solving his mental fears which develop as a result of his encounter with the outlaw horse that threw him. (KOH)
54-09-02
10
'No Guns' Ordinances and The Constitution
No Guns Law
N
[AFRTS only]

54-09-02 Oakland Tribune
9:00 p.m.--KNBC--Dr. Six Gun
54-09-09
11
Pop Wheaton Makes It Up
Old Man's Atonement for Cowardice
N
[AFRTS only]

54-09-09 Athens Messenger
8:30 p.m.--NBC--Doctor Sixgun

Kenny Delmar as Pop Wheaton
54-09-16
12
Title Unknown
N
54-09-16 Dixon Evening Telegraph
7:30--WMAQ--Doctor Sixgun
54-09-23
13
Blue Steele's Justice
Ringo Gunfighter
N
[AFRTS only]

54-09-23 Record-Eagle
NBC--8:30 -- Doctor Sixgun

Joe de Santis as 'Rango Kane
David Pfeffer as Jimmy Steele
Wendell Holmes as Ben Steele
54-09-30
14
Checkmate
Stage Holdup - Several Shot
Saves Stage Robbers Life
N
[AFRTS only]

54-09-30 Record-Eagle
NBC--8:30 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-10-07
15
The Black Slicker Bandit
Trouble with First Male Teacher
N
[AFRTS only]

54-10-07 Record-Eagle
NBC--8:30 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-10-14
--
--
54-10-17
16
Title Unknown
N
[Moves to Sundays in some regions]

54-10-16 Record-Eagle
SUNDAY Afternoon and Evening
NBC--8:00 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-10-24
17
Title Unknown
N
54-10-23 Record-Eagle
SUNDAY Afternoon and Evening
NBC--8:00 -- Doctor Sixgun
54-10-31
18
Title Unknown
N
54-10-31 Billings Gazette
SUNDAY Afternoon and Evening
KGHL--9:30 -- Dr. Sixgun
54-11-07
19
Title Unknown
N
54-11-07 Idaho State Journal
SUNDAY EVENING
KSEI--6:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
54-11-14
20
Title Unknown
N
54-11-14 Idaho State Journal
SUNDAY EVENING
KSEI--6:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
54-11-21
21
Title Unknown
N
54-11-20 Van Wert Times
SUNDAY - RADIO
8:00--Dr. Sixgun, WOWO
54-11-28
22
Title Unknown
N
54-11-27 Van Wert Times
SUNDAY - RADIO
8:00--Dr. Sixgun, WOWO
54-12-05
23
Title Unknown
N
54-12-03 Van Wert Times
SUNDAY - RADIO
8:00--Dr. Sixgun, WOWO
54-12-12
24
Willie Wyman and the Land Grant
Willie Has a Land Deed
N
[AFRTS Only]

54-12-10 Van Wert Times
SUNDAY - RADIO
8:00--Dr. Sixgun, WOWO
54-12-19
25
A Pony for Christmas
N
[Christmas Program;
AFRTS Only]

54-12-19 Cumberland Times
WTBO--8:00--Dr. Six Gun
54-12-26
26
Title Unknown
N
54-12-26 Cumberland Times
WTBO--8:00--Dr. Six Gun
55-01-02
27
Title Unknown
N
55-01-02 Idaho State Journal
KSEI--6:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
55-01-09
28
Title Unknown
N
55-01-09 Idaho State Journal
KSEI--6:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
55-01-16
29
Title Unknown
N
55-01-16 Charleston Daily Mail
WGKV--8:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
55-01-23
30
Title Unknown
N
55-01-22 Van Wert Times
SUNDAY - RADIO
8:00--Dr. Sixgun, WOWO
55-01-30
31
Title Unknown
N
55-01-30 Syracuse Herald Journal
WSYR--8:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-02-06
32
Title Unknown
N
55-02-05 Zanesville Signal
FRENCHMAN FORD gets a sheriff who is so well liked by everyone that they declare a moratorium on crime so as not to embarrass him on DR SIXGUN, starring Karl Weber, Sunday evening at 8 p.m. on NBC and WHIZ.
55-02-13
33
Title Unknown
N
55-02-13 Pulaski Times
WPUV--8:00--Dr. Six Gun--nbc
55-02-20
34
Title Unknown
N
55-02-27
35
Title Unknown
N
55-02-26 The Ottawa Herald
Sunday Radio
WDAF--7:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-03-06
36
Title Unknown
N
55-03-06 Syracuse Herald Journal
WSYR--8:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-03-13
37
Title Unknown
N
55-03-13 Charleston Daily Mail
WGKV--8:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
55-03-20
38
Title Unknown
N
55-03-20 Syracuse Herald Journal
WSYR--8:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-03-27
39
Title Unknown
N
55-03-27 Syracuse Herald Journal
WSYR--8:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-04-03
40
Title Unknown
N
55-04-03 Syracuse Herald Journal
WSYR--8:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-04-10
41
Title Unknown
N
55-04-10 Syracuse Herald Journal
WSYR--8:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-04-17
42
Title Unknown
N
55-04-17 Idaho State Journal
KSEI--6:00 p.m.--Dr. Sixgun
55-04-24
43
Title Unknown
N
55-04-24 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-04-28
44
Title Unknown
N
[Moves back to Thursdays in some regions]

55-04-28 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-05-05
45
Title Unknown
N
55-05-05 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-05-12
46
Title Unknown
N
55-05-12 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-05-19
47
Title Unknown
N
55-05-19 Naugatuck Daily News
8:30--WTIC--Dr. Sixgun
55-05-26
48
Title Unknown
N
55-05-26 Nevada State Journal
KNBC--9:00--Dr. Sixgun
55-06-02
49
Title Unknown
N
55-06-02 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-06-09
50
Title Unknown
N
55-06-09 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-06-16
51
Title Unknown
N
55-06-16 Kokomo Tribune
WLW--8:30--Dr. Six Gun
55-06-23
52
Title Unknown
N
55-06-23 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-06-30
53
Title Unknown
N
55-06-30 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-07-07
54
Title Unknown
N
55-07-07 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-07-14
55
Title Unknown
N
55-07-14 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-07-21
56
Title Unknown
N
55-07-21 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-07-28
57
Title Unknown
N
55-07-28 Salina Journal
WDAF--7:30--Dr. Sixgun
55-08-04
58
Title Unknown
N
55-08-04 Long Beach Independent
8:30--KFI--Dr. Sixgun
55-08-11
59
Title Unknown
N
55-08-11 Long Beach Independent
8:30--KFI--Dr. Sixgun
55-08-18
60
Title Unknown
N
55-08-18 Long Beach Independent
8:30--KFI--Dr. Sixgun
55-08-25
61
Title Unknown
N
55-08-25 Long Beach Independent
8:30--KFI--Dr. Sixgun
55-09-01
62
Title Unknown
N
55-09-08
63
Title Unknown
N
55-09-15
64
Title Unknown
N
55-09-22
65
Title Unknown
N
55-09-29
66
Title Unknown
N
55-10-06
67
Title Unknown
N
55-10-06 Danville Bee
8:30--
Dr. Sixgun--nbc
55-10-13
68
Title Unknown
N
55-10-13 The Joplin Globe
7:00--Dr. Sixgun--nbc
55-10-20
69
Title Unknown
N
55-10-27
70
Title Unknown
N





AFRTS END-511 'Doctor Sixgun' Program Log [Pacific Stars and Stripes]











Date AFRTS No. Title Avail. Notes
56-06-05
--
--
56-06-05 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--JASON AND THE GOLDEN FLEECE
56-06-12
1
Chief Tall Horse's Son is Poisoned
Indian Chief's Son Poisoned
Y
[Premiere; Replaces Jason and the Golden Fleece; announces the first episode of the series]

56-06-12 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-06-19
2
Wall Street Comes to Frenchman's Ford
Bartender and Project Investment
Y
56-06-19 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-06-26
3
The Ressurection of Bert Cain
The Bell and the Baby
Baby Lillie and Belle
Y
56-06-26 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-07-03
4
A Day of Atonement
Choice Between Yom Kippur and Dueling
Y
56-07-03 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-07-10
5
Ft. Apache's Slaughterhouse
Colonel Crown Is A Mad Man
Y
[OTRR-circulated recording clipped to disguise its AFRTS origin]

56-07-10 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday:
Doctor Sixgun brings you a drama at 7:30 p.m., with a real mean hombre.
56-07-17
6
Who Is to Judge?
Fred Garth Jailed for Murder
Y
56-07-17 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

TUESDAY
DR. SIXGUN comes to you at 7:30 this evening. This frontier doctor, is accompanied by his gypsy friend, Pablo, and Pablo's talking raven, Midnight.
56-07-24
7
Who Would Kill Charlie Aaron?
Horse's Mane Is Murder Clue
Y
56-07-24 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-07-31
8
An Epidemic of Hate
The Immigrant Settler
Y
[OTRR-circulated recording clipped to disguise its AFRTS origin]

56-07-31 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-08-07
9
The Last of the Aztecs
Kill to Stop Family Line
Y
56-08-07 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-08-14
10
'No Guns' Ordinances and The Constitution
Y
56-08-14 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-08-21
11
Pop Wheaton Makes It Up
Old Man's Atonement for Cowardice
Y
56-08-21 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-08-28
12
Mr. Goodfellow's Appetite
N
56-08-28 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

TUESDAY—
A good cook is hard to find, according to the story on Doctor Sixgun at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Goodfellow, a man of education, upsets the settlement of Frenchman's Ford by enticing away the town's best cook.
56-09-04
13
'Blue' Steele's Justice
Ringo Gunfighter

Y
56-09-04 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Joe de Santis as 'Rango Kane
David Pfeffer as Jimmy Steele
Wendell Holmes as Ben Steele
56-09-11
14
Checkmate
Stage Holdup - Several Shot
Saves Stage Robbers Life
Y
56-09-11 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-09-18
15
The Black Slicker Bandit
Trouble with First Male Teacher
Y
56-09-18 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

John Gibson as Mr. Ferris
Barbara Karin as Susie
56-09-25
16
A Change In Fortune
N
56-09-25 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—
To find out how DOCTOR SIXGUN and his gypsy friend help a young gunman to a new life, tune in at 7:30 p.m.
56-10-02
17
Title Unknown
N
56-10-02 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
56-10-09
18
Title Unknown
N
56-10-06 Stars and Stripes
Tuesday—Doctor Sixgun, will be heard at 7:30 p.m.
56-10-16
19
Title Unknown
N
56-10-23
20
Title Unknown
N
56-10-20 Stars and Stripes
TUESDAY — "Doctor Sixgun", with his friend Pablo and the talking raven, Midnight, is on at 7:30 p.m.
56-10-30
21
Title Unknown
N
56-11-06
22
Title Unknown
N
56-11-06 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—Doctor Sixgun brings you the story of a strange African prince who comes to Frenchman's Ford. Tune in at 7:30 p.m.
56-11-13
23
A Matter of Honor
Captian Langdon's Honor
Captain Langdon's Honor
Y
56-11-13 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday:
Doctor Sixgun draws his guns at 7:30 p.m. He and his wandering friend, Pablo, are concerned about a family and the hatred the members have for each other.

John Baragrey
as Captain Rance Langdon
Bob Hastings as Young Carver
56-11-20
24
Title Unknown
N
56-11-20 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

56-11-27
25
A Matter of Taste
N
56-11-27 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday —
Listening time for Doctor Sixgun is 7:30 p,m. In Frenchman's Ford, a new cook takes over the duties due to illness of the other cook.
When he starts to change the menus, the cowhands take things into their own hands, and change the cook.
56-12-04
26
Title Unknown
N
56-12-04 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

TUESDAY—
At 7:30 p.m., Doctor Sixgun has to deal with two of the roughest characters in town.
56-12-11
27
A Son's Dilemma
N
56-12-11 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—Dr. Sixgun is heard at 7:30 p.m., as he encounters a boy who thinks he must turn in his father to the sheriff.
56-12-18
28
Title Unknown
N
56-12-18 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

56-12-25
--
--
56-12-25 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--
x7:30—THE THREE WISE GUYS
57-01-01
29
Title Unknown
N
57-01-01 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
57-01-08
30
Title Unknown
N
57-01-08 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
57-01-15
31
A Moratorium On Crime
N
57-01-15 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—
Time for a trip to the town of Frenchman Ford at 7:30 p.m., as Doctor Sixgun declares a moratorium on crime. There have been no arrests in the area for some time, and the governor of the territory suspects something is wrong.

FEN-FARE—Tuesday:
'A badman's town reports no arrests for days and the governor wonders why on Dr. Sixgun (7:30 p.m.).
57-01-22
32
Title Unknown
N
57-01-22 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
57-01-29
33
Title Unknown
N
57-01-29 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
57-02-05
34
Title Unknown
N
57-02-05 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN
57-02-12
35
Title Unknown
N
57-02-12 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

FEN-FARE — Tuesday:
Scalpel in one hand and revolver in the other, it's Doctor Six-Gun (7:30 p.m.).
57-02-19
36
The Hanging Judge
Judge Parson's 12 Man Gallows
Y
57-02-19 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—
"The Hanging Judge" is not about a judge who is hanged. Rather, it's about a judge who is determined to hang everyone appearing before him. The story is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., on Doctor Sixgun.
57-02-26
37
Title Unknown
N
57-02-26 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-03-05
38
Title Unknown
N
57-03-05 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-03-12
39
Title Unknown
N
57-03-12 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-03-19
40
Frenchman's Ford Hangs A Man
Eddie Baker Had It Coming
Y
[Close deliberately clipped to disguise its source]

57-03-19 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—
The problem of a lynch mob trying to take the law into its own hands is solved by Dr. Sixgun at 7:30 p.m.

Denise Alexander
as Mary Wilder
Edwin Bruce as Eddie Baker
57-03-26
41
Title Unknown
N
57-03-26 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-04-02
42
A World Without Men
N
57-04-02 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—
At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Sixgun is confronted by a wagon train of women who are determined to establish a world without men.
57-04-09
43
Title Unknown
N
57-04-09 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-04-16
44
The Oberdorfer Electric Belt
Oberdorfer Electric Belt
Y
57-04-16 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday —
A medicine man with a cure-all electric belt is proved to be a fraud by "Dr. Sixgun" at 7:30 p.m.
57-04-23
45
Title Unknown
N
57-04-23 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-04-30
46
Title Unknown
N
57-04-30 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-05-07
47
Title Unknown
N
57-05-07 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

57-05-14
48
The Midnight Murder
N
57-05-14 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday—
A talking raven is accused of murder, and becomes the object of a lynching gang's attention on Dr. Sixgun at 7:30 p.m.
57-05-21
49
Dr. Matson's Heart Problem
Mark Corning's Mail Order Bride
Y
57-05-21 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday--
"Dr, Sixgun" finds himself in the same dilemma which has confronted multitudes of men—falling in love with the wrong woman—at 7:30 p.m.

Peggy Lawton
as Isa
Wendell Holmes as Mark Corning
57-05-28
50
The Chisolm Trail Is Quite A Ride
Old Man Hastings
Y
[Last broadcast; Replaced by Ft. Laramie]

57-05-28 Stars and Stripes
FEN--Tuesday--7:30--DOCTOR SIXGUN

Tuesday —
The historic Chisholm Trail creates a heartwarming story on Dr. Sixgun at 7:30 p.m,
57-06-04
--
--
57-06-01 Stars and Stripes

TUESDAY--At 7:30 p.m., Captain Quince has trouble with a gun-runner and a bad Indian in an exciting program on "Ft. Laramie."







The Dr. Sixgun Radio Program Biographies




Karl Weber
(Dr. Grey Matson)

(1916-1990)

Birthplace: Columbia Junction, Iowa, U.S.A.

Education: The University of Iowa

Radiography:
1941 Lone Journey
1941 The Barton Family
1942 Stepmother
1942 The Woman In White
1943 Author's Playhouse
1944 Words At War
1944 The Romance of Helen Trent
1945 The Strange Romance of Evlyn Winters
1945 When A Girl Marries
1948 The V.D. Radio Project
1948 Mysterious Traveler
1950 Nona From Nowhere
1950 Dimension X
1950 Cloak and Dagger
1950 Inspector Thorne
1952 Best Plays
1952 The Cavalcade Of America
1953 The Marriage
1953 Stroke Of Fate
1954 My Secret Story
1954 Doctor SixGun
1954 Inheritance
1955 X Minus One
1962 Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
1964 NBC Experiment In Drama
1967 The Eternal Light

Karl Weber as Dr. Cromwell in Perry Mason circa 1959

Karl Weber as Dr. Cromwell in Perry Mason circa 1959

Karl Weber as Bruce Chapman in Perry Mason circa 1959
Karl Weber as Bruce Chapman in Perry Mason circa 1959

Karl Weber in Maverick circa 1960
Karl Weber in Maverick circa 1960

Karl Weber in Bourbon Street Beat circa 1959
Karl Weber in Bourbon Street Beat circa 1959

Born and raised in Iowa and a graduate of the University of Iowa, Karl Weber--possibly best-known as the husband of The Woman in White (1938-1948), a medical melodrama heard over NBC--began as an actor with Midwestern Shakespearean troupes before settling in Chicago where many of the nation's top radio shows originated.

He went to New York in the late 1940s to help found New Stages, an off-Broadway group that helped popularize Jean Paul Sartre's The Respectful Prostitute before it moved to the Broadway Stage. In addition to helping found New Stages, Weber's Stage career spanned almost twenty years, beginning with his debut in Lady of Fame (1943), followed by Lady Behave! (1943), The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and the above mentioned The Respectful Prostitute--both in 1948, and finally 1961's The Best Man.

His radio credits over the years included featured roles in The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters and Dr. Sixgun and recurring performances in The Barton Family, Lone Journey, The Romance of Helen Trent, Stepmother and When a Girl Marries.

Karl Weber's Television career was equally successful, with over 200 appearances in many of The Golden Age of Television's most popular dramatic programs. Weber made several appearances each in Studio One (1948), Search for Tomorrow (1955-56), Robert Montgomery Presents (1956), Bourbon Street Beat (1959), Hawaiian Eye (1959), Maverick (1960), Bronco (1959), Dr. Kildare (1961), and Perry Mason (1961)

Karl Weber also recorded more than 200 books in the Talking Book Program of the American Foundation for the Blind and served as president of the New York chapter of the Screen Actors Guild from 1968-69.

Weber was a mainstay on many of the most popular radio shows of the wartime and postwar years. His warm, deeply resonant voice was later heard in commercials for the presidential campaigns of Lyndon B. Johnson and Nelson A. Rockefeller.

Weber was 74 when he died of congestive heart failure near his home in Edgartown, Mass., where he continued to record commercials until his death. He was survived by a daughter, two sons, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.




Ernest Kinoy
(Adapter/Writer)

Adapter; Writer; Author; Playwright; Director; Social Activist; Screenwriter; President, Writers Guild of America--East
(1925 - )

Birthplace: Unkown

Education: Columbia University
Awards:
1963, 1964, and 1977
Emmy Awards for Best Screenwriter
1982
Writer's Guild Of America--East; Christopher Award
2000
Vermont Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts

2007 Vermont Congressional Joint Resolution 133, commending Ernest Kinoy for his body of work

Radiography:
1941 The Story Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1946 The Columbia Workshop
1947 Nick Carter
1948 Radio City Playhouse
1948 The World's Greatest Novels
1948 NBC University Theatre
1949 The Eternal Light
1950 Living 1950
1950 Dimension X
1951 Short Story
1951 The New Theatre
1951 Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
1952 Best Plays
1953 The Marriage
1953 Rocky Fortune
1954 Dr Sixgun
1954 Inheritance
1955 X Minus One
1973 Project 73
1973 Future Tense
1977 The Grip Of Terror
1990 Audition Theatre

Ernest Kinoy, c. 1955
Ernest Kinoy, c. 1955

Playbill for the Stage Version of Kinoy's 'Golden Rainbow'
Playbill for the Stage Version of Kinoy's 'Golden Rainbow'


Astounding Magazine ad for Dimension X episode
Astounding Magazine ad for Dimension X episode


Astounding Magazine ad for X Minus One on Radio
Astounding Magazine ad for X Minus One on Radio



Ernest Kinoy was one of the most prolific and respected writers of Stage, Screen, Television and Radio. Though most often--in Radio--associated with his Science Fiction radioplays, his Radio work spans the entire gamut of genres from The Golden Age of Radio. His Radio writing was perhaps overshadowed by his later fame as a screenwriter for Television, but it's his prodigious output throughout the Golden Age of Radio that has consistently reached the greatest number of ardent admirers.

The son of public school teachers, Kinoy's sense of both moral and social obligation were basic tenets of his upbringing, and are reflected over and over again throughout his body of work. Kinoy enlisted in the Army during World War II, and upon his return to civilian life became a staff writer for NBC. His career with NBC spanned over twelve years of The Golden Age of Radio, and the earliest years of The Golden Age of Television.

During his NBC years his talents were tapped for both radioplays and television screenplays. During his tenure with NBC, his prolific output and extremely fast script-writing served both parties well. Remembered most for his Science Fiction series', Dimension X and X Minus One, he was equally busy with straight radio drama, such as The Marriage with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy and NBC University Theatre, westerns such as Doctor Six Gun, detective drama such Barry Craig and Rocky Fortune, and stage play adaptations such as NBC's Best Plays.

During his college years at Columbia University he met and married Barbara Powers, who eventually became a leading light in her own right as a Doctor of Psychotherapy specializing in Eating Disorders. Married in 1948, their marriage endured 59 years until Dr. Powers-Kinoy's passing in 2007 of protracted pneumonia. Both of the Kinoys were social activists and jointly and separately contributed much of their respective careers to addressing social injustice and mental health issues.

Ernest Kinoy's biography was by no means limited to his Radio work which, by itself, comprised well over 340 adaptations and original radioplays. His work in Television spanned the second half of his life and garnered him two Emmy Awards and three other Emmy nominations. Three of his books were also adapted to The Stage.

Despite a highly active professional life, he also found time to serve the Writers Guild of America--East, as their President for three years. He was also the recipient of three of the Guild's most prestigious writing awards.

Mr. Kinoy, now 85, and still one of Radio's treasures, remains actively semi-retired in Vermont.



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