Cowboy Western Adventure Radio Programs - All Star Western Theater

1946-1948

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Foy Willing

The Riders of the Purple Sage was a western band created by Buck Page in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1936 that played western songs on a one hour radio program in station KDKA, and also performed as the radio station house band for other occasions. By the time WWII had started the band was playing around the country and headed by Foy Willing, and when the war started the original members went into the service and Willing continued with new players. After the war the original members returned and this coast-to-coast radio program was produced. Every show featured Cowboy Western songs by the band and a Western story, sometimes with band members as the entire cast and many times with a Western guest star.

Episodes of the All Star Western Theater Radio Program

January 1946 - All Star Western Theater, Billy the Kid, with guest star Tex Ritter >

August 11, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, Miss East Goes West, with guest star Jean Rogers >

August 18, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Rose of San Antoine, with guest star Jimmy Wakely >

September 1, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Riders of the Purple Sage >

September 8, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, Dude Ranch Serenade, with guest star Dale Evans >

September 15, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Clem Normans Story, with guest star Ken Curtis >

September 22, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, Riders of the Purple Sage, with guest star Tim Holt >

September 29, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Cowboy Dentist, with guest star Smiley Burnett >

October 13, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, I Came from Texas, with guest star Tex Ritter >

October 20, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Man From Alabama, with guest star Johnny Mack Brown >

October 27, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, At Sundown, with guest star Alan Lane >

November 3, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Bandit, with guest star Jackie Cooper >

November 10, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, Good Acting Done Cheap, with guest star Smiley Burnette >

November 17, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, Down Mexico Way, with guest star Jimmy Wakely >

November 24, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, From East to West, with guest star William Marshall >

December 1, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Voot Cowboy, with guest star Ken Curtis >

December 15, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Star Bar W Feud, with guest star Eddie Dean >

December 22, 1946 - All Star Western Theater, The Phantom Rider, with guest star Dennis Moore >

January 5, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Streets of Laredo, with guest star Tex Ritter >

January 12, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Benson City Story, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

January 19, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Trail City Murder, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

January 26, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Wild Cow Milking Rodeo, with guest star Monty Montana >

February 2, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Marshal of Red Rock, with guest star Johnny Mack Brown >

February 9, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Way Down Yonder in Indian Nation, with guest star Ken Card >

February 16, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Why Did I Leave Wyoming?, with guest star Jerry Colonna >

February 23, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Trail to Mexico, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

March 2, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, New Mexico Bad Man, with guest star Red Barry >

March 9, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Alias Mary Smithers, with guest star Virginia Mayo >

March 16, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Cripple Creek Feud, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

March 23, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Matt Simpson's Murder, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

March 30, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Cooper's Unconditional Surrender, with guest star Jackie Cooper >

April 6, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Bar K Dude Ranch, with guest star Ken Card >

April 8, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Texas Adventure, with guest star Monte Hale >

April 15, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Cattle Drive to Abilene, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

April 22, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Lone Bandit, with guest star Jimmy Wakely >

May 3, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Deacon, with guest star Dale Evans >

May 10, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Bid for Election, with guest star Red Barry >

May 24, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Little Hoof, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

May 31, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Joey, with guest star Monty Montana >

June 7, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Sleepy Weed and Smiley, with guest star Smiley Burnette >

June 14, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Hannah Morgan's Son, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

June 21, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Youngest Dude, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

June 28, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Time to Ride, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

July 5, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Lee Hope Celebration, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

July 12, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Loco Louie and East Dude, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

July 19, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Fires of Sherman Point, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

July 26, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Sharp Shooting Gal, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

August 2, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Varmit and the Baby, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

August 9, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Scotty Leaves the City, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

August 16, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Heaven is a Star, with guest star Dale Evans >

September 6, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Raisin' Bee, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

September 13, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Cupid's Agents, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

October 4, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Banker's Prisoner, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

October 11, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Young Love and Manana Joe, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

October 18, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Rabbit, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

October 25, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, To Settle the Account, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

November 1, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Life and Death and Scotty, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

November 8, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, A Combination that's Hard to Beat, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

November 15, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, One Man's Poison, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

November 22, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Hail to the Spirit that Always Wins, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

November 29, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Ghost in Little Deer Canyon, with guest star Eddy Arnold >

December 6, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Successful Operation, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

December 13, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Just One Shot, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

December 20, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, The Words with Signs Following, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

December 27, 1947 - All Star Western Theater, Guest star Edgar Bergen >

January 3, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Big Holdup, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

January 10, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Jerry and His Donkey, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

January 17, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Cry Caught the Killer, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

January 24, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Sheriff, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

January 31, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Fugitive, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

February 7, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Gold Spurs, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

February 14, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Hot Buttered Popcorn, with guest star Monty Montana >

February 21, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Bus Ride from Santa Teresa, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

March 6, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Apple Pie and Arsenic, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

March 13, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Buried Treasure, with guest star Eddy Arnold >

March 20, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Painted on the Wall of a Cave, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

March 27, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Five Quarters, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

April 3, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Year of the Terrible Blizzard, with guest star Nick Lucas >

April 10, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Buffalo Springs, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

April 17, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Gunsmoke, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

April 24, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Windmill on the River, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

May 1, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Ride of the Rancheros, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

May 8, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Ranch For Sale, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

May 15, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Circus Pitch, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

May 29, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Jockey and the Cowpoke, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

June 5, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Chief Many Horses, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

June 12, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Living Western Style, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

June 19, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Nice Weather Today, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

June 26, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Cactus is Wonderful, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

July 10, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Sunshine Johnson, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

July 17, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Widow of Rainbow Valley, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

August 7, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, The Stoney Smith Story, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >

August 14, 1948 - All Star Western Theater, Jack the Joker, with The Riders of the Purple Sage >