Boxcars711 Overnight Western "The Lone Ranger" - Army Mule (Aired June 14, 1954)
On radio, the Lone Ranger was played by several actors, including John L. Barrett who played the role on the test broadcasts on WEBR during early January, 1933; George Seaton (under the name George Stenius) from January 31 to May 9 of 1933; series director James Jewell and an actor known only by the pseudonym "Jack Deeds" (for one episode each), and then by Earle Graser from May 16, 1933, until April 7, 1941. On April 8, Graser died in a car accident, and for five episodes, as the result of being critically wounded, the Lone Ranger was unable to speak beyond a whisper, with Tonto carrying the action. Finally, on the broadcast of April 18, 1941, deep-voiced performer Brace Beemer, who had been the show's announcer for several years, took over the role and played the part until the end. Fred Foy, also an announcer on the show, took over the role on one broadcast on March 29, 1954, when Brace Beemer had a brief case of laryngitis. Tonto was played throughout the run by actor John Todd.
June 14, 1954. Program #3342/2561. Syndicated. "Colonel Hannibal Wade"/"The Army Mule". Commercials deleted. An old mule helps to end a Cavalry mutiny and defeat an Indian uprising. The mid-program "interlude" has been deleted. Brace Beemer, Fred Foy (announcer), John Todd, Paul Hughes, Ernie Winstanley, Rollon Parker, Frank Russell, Paul Sutton, Harry Goldstein, Dan Beattie (writer). 25:05. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.