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CHALLENGE OF THE YUKON

Challenge of the Yukon was a long-running radio series that began on Detroit's station WXYZ (as had The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet), and an example of a Northern genre story. The series was first heard on February 3, 1938. The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father's killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre. Preston's staunchest ally, who was arguably the true star of the show and indeed often did more work than he did, was the brave Alaskan husky, Yukon King. Typical plots involved the pair helping injured trappers, tracking down smugglers, or saving cabin dwellers from wolverines. Sgt. Preston's faithful steed was Rex, used primarily in the summer months, but generally Yukon King and his dog team were the key mode of transportation (as signalled by Preston's cry of "On, King! On, you huskies!." There is some confusion regarding King's actual breed. The producers seemed to use malamute and husky interchangeably. At least once, Preston answered "malamute" to the question from another character. In the early radio shows, the cry of "On, you huskies!" would alternate with "On, you malamutes" from show to show. Von Reznicek's Donna Diana Overture was the pulsing theme music, and the episodes ended with the official pronouncement, Well, King, this case is closed. Following the success of The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet, George W. Trendle, the station owner, asked for a similar adventure show, but with a dog as the hero. According to WXYZ staffer Dick Osgood, in his history of the station, Trendle insisted that it not be "a dog like Lassie because.. this must be an action story. It had to be a working dog." Writer Tom Dougall, who had been influenced by the poems of Robert W. Service, naturally chose a Husky. The dog was originally called Mogo, but after criticism by Trendle, Dougall re-christened the canine King. Dougall likewise created Sgt. Preston and the French-Canadian guide. Fran Striker, who wrote for The Lone Ranger, also contributed scripts. However, Trendle's criticism of Dougall may have had another reason behind it. Shortly before the two Trendle series aired ( The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon), popular author Zane Grey had a book in circulation (Lone Star Ranger) about a Texas Ranger like The Lone Ranger and a comic book series in circulation (King of the Royal Mounted) about the adventures of Sgt. King, a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman like Sgt. Preston. It could be that Trendle borrowed both ideas from Grey's work and wanted to retain the name "King" as a tribute to Grey, who died after a long illness one year following the first airing of Challenge of the Yukon. Challenge of the Yukon began as a 15-minute serial, airing locally from 1938 until May 28, 1947. Shortly thereafter, the program acquired a sponsor, Quaker Oats, and the series, in a half-hour format, moved to the networks. The program aired on ABC from June 12, 1947 to December 30, 1949. It was then heard on The Mutual Broadcasting System from January 2, 1950 through the final broadcast on June 9, 1955. The title changed from Challenge of the Yukon to Sergeant Preston of the Yukon in November 1951, and remained under that name through the end of the series and into television.

NOTE: Updated Release! New Episodes and corrected sound variances (29-Dec-2011).

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

Meeting the Terms of a Contract

14:42

Till a Man's Proved Dead

14:52

A Swindler Swindled

14:46

A Footprint in Leather

14:38

Caught by a Button

14:44

The Last Days of a Freight Line

14:33

A Swill O' Gunpowder

15:00

King's Ransom

14:46

Murder on Train Time

14:45

A Previewed Confession

14:40

Attempted Manslaughter

14:36

Lantern Rock

14:45

The Ring on His Finger

14:46

The Tell-Tale Bullet

14:19

A Date to Remember

14:32

Belated Revenge

14:21

Return to the Crime

14:26

King Spots Murder

14:32

Self Defense or Murder

14:15

By Hook or by Crook

14:49

The Eleventh Hour

14:49

Murder in ABC's

13:25

Bob Hite Announces (Audition)

28:50

No Escape for a Murderer

14:46

Revenge in the Yukon

0:25

Forgery and Murder

14:19

Macbeth's Bloody Knife

14:35

Wolf Pack

14:34

Cabin on the Trail

14:45

Lady Luck Claim

14:23

As a Man Thinketh

14:57

The Hannagan Brothers

14:20

The Great Dog King

14:33

The Vallera Diamond

14:20

King Meets Soapy Smith

14:05

A Pack of Bacon

14:03

Edward Carson

14:15

The Plaid Coat

14:10

Belle Brady's Gesture

14:20

Preston's Right Hand Man

14:14

A Woman Scorned

14:15

Outlaw Dog

14:20

The Outlaw's Nemesis

14:32

The Idol

14:26

A Joke Led to the Gallows

14:15

Reverend Jim

14:24

The Man from Missouri

8:22

Design for Murder aka Killing Sullivan

14:31

The Duke Bows to a King

14:28

The Lady's Locket

7:46

Lucky Walters

14:42

Of Dogs and Horses

14:40

Maintiens Le Droit

5:30

The Plan That Failed

0:04

King Breaks the Wheel of Fortune

2:57

A Rendezvous

14:42

Smokey

14:53

A Frame-Up That Failed

13:48

Death and the Flickering Eye

13:36

A Masquerade

13:54

Eyes for the Blind

13:47

King Saves the Day

14:29

Suzanne Verrill

14:36

Case History of a Mountie

14:25

Seahorse City's Editor

14:14

King Found the Clue

14:15

Florabelle's Adventure

14:19

Paula Buchanan

14:22

King Meets a Grizzly

14:07

Trial by Fire

14:05

One Went to the Gallows

14:10

How Connelly Paid the Law

14:10

Preston's Dilemma

13:47

Trap for a Mountie

13:47

Manhunt

13:56

Murder on the Trail

14:03

The Fugitives

14:46

King Led the Way

14:51

An Unlucky Gambler

14:24

Guilty by Proxy

14:56

Wilderness Girl

14:49

Colinns Canyon

14:56

Trail Scent

14:40

The Dog-Head Nugget

14:48

Silver Point Renegades

14:30

Landslide

14:54

Blizzard in the Yukon

14:36

Back Door of the Mountain

14:40

Her Weight in Gold

14:35

Spawn of the North

14:29

The Dog Team Race

14:35

God of the Mountain

14:28

A Boy and a Dog

14:30

Ambush

14:35

Trap Robber

14:40

Medicine Man

14:29

Thunder

14:15

Recovered Claim

14:25

Old Tom

14:35

The Brass Button

14:27

Escape

14:35

Skipper

14:31

The Chase

14:30

The Map

14:30

Arctic Chase

14:36

Maw Baker's Pies

14:24

Magnamimous Ghost

14:33

Bear Trap

14:35

Alibi

14:19

Big Bill

14:33

The Red Mitten

14:41

Chechako

14:34

The Black Bear

14:33

Scorpion Sam's Gold

14:14

Dynamite Provides

14:38

The Trail

14:50

The Last Laugh

14:13

The Irish Wolf Hound

14:09

Father Donovan

13:34

Long Fall Canyon

13:53

The Bonanza Belle

14:37

The Dachshund

14:36

Christmas Present

14:26

New Year's Eve

14:40

The Grave Robbers

14:40

The Mail Team

14:33

Preston Takes Over

13:59

Jane Gets Her Man

14:33

The Blind Man

14:16

The Cure

14:29

Mabel

14:34

The Shamaness

14:40

Mad Wolf

14:22

The Bully

14:36

Hold Up

14:41

The Rivals

14:45

The Return of Pete Hunt

14:40

Ned's Wife

14:45

Rex

14:45

Torn Parka

14:45

Balmy Bill

14:45

Eskimo Justice

14:44

Shrimp Togan

15:06

Chap

14:46

The Mitten

14:38

Annie Jones

14:21

The Great Dane

14:40

How Preston Got King

14:27

The Sharp Shooter

14:35

The Pup That Ate Too Much

15:00

Flash

14:48

Preston Breaks a Rule

14:58

Beaver Dam

14:31

The Silver Fox

14:39

The Mute Speaks

14:39

Grizzly Martin

14:19

Preston Goes to Jail

14:32

The Epidemic

14:11

Preston Sells King

14:22

Blind Man's Claim

14:00

The Wooden Case

14:08

Trap in the Mountains

14:01

The Choice

14:10

The Cat Collar

14:21

Thanksgiving in the Wilderness

13:55

The Watch Dog

14:11

The Dog Fight

14:14

Christmas Present

14:18

The Man Who Limped

14:12

The False Beard

14:08

Zeb

14:13

The Black Dog

14:16

A Question of Ethics

14:15

The Gold Fang

14:17

Pet Bear

14:07

The Substitution

16:09

The Red Parka

14:07

The Hermit of Nugget Hill

14:40

The Coffin

12:42

Sunshine Stones

14:29

The Birthday Present

14:02

The Big Stone House

14:18

The Dancing Bear

14:04

The Story of Big John

14:10

The Torn Sleeve

14:09

The Mad Trapper

14:12

The Red Setter

13:54

The Usurpers

14:20

Lost Mitten

14:02

The Wolf Cub

28:52

Grizzly

29:08

Pet Bear

27:34

The Puppy

28:16

Sam's Gold

29:18

The Man in the Fur Cap

28:40

A Dog Named Mabel

28:26

Messenger of Mercy

29:03

Derelict Dog

27:48

The Revenge of Steve Carlton

29:37

Clue to a Killer

29:25

The Stolen Pups

28:28

The Northern Pursuit

28:13

The Fraud

29:19

Reprisal

29:24

The Proof

29:23

The Malamute Pup

29:19

The Last Cabin

29:46

Rex

29:15

Sam's Wife

29:12

King's Escape

29:50

The Limping Dog

27:28

King Gets His Man

29:20

Tara

29:32

The Marked Cards

28:22

White Man's Law

28:44

The Shepherd Dog

28:52

The Silent One

29:22

Tago, the Half Breed

29:18

The Bridge

29:45

The Loyalty of Chief

29:43

The Pamphlet

29:42

The Red Herring

29:40

The Klondike Palace

29:44

Aunt Em

29:36

Silvertip

29:41

The Debt

29:36

Witness for the Crown

29:34

King Comes Home

29:37

The Wire Haired Terrier

29:37

Rusty

30:21

Breakup

28:45

Shots in the Dark

29:17

Winner by Proxy

29:29

Trader Muldoon

29:17

The Showdown

25:31

Lost Indian Mine

26:02

Icebound

25:54

Old Ben's Gold

29:12

Pot Luck Killers

25:12

Ghost Town

29:30

Find the Body

29:36

The Extra Uniform

28:48

Record Run

29:03

Parson Shorty Meadows

29:03

The Red Ace

29:02

Mine of Good Hope

29:06

White Hawk

28:45

Underground Ambush

29:03

The False Trail

29:06

The Poisoner of Chiliwaw

29:03

Samaritan of the Trail

29:31

Preston Turns the Tables

29:34

The Phantom Gang

29:38

The Call of Duty

29:25

The Man with the Red Hair

29:36

Death on the Trail

29:36

The Wilderness Uprising

29:38

Ben Yancy's Legacy

29:41

Shadow

29:31

The Second Chance

29:41

Manhunt

29:33

The St Bernard Dog

29:31

Mutiny on the Penguin

29:21

Old Moby's Cairn

23:46

Lost River Roundup

29:23

Strike at Pelican Creek

29:11

The Black Husky

28:39

The Sergeant's Right

21:39

Timber

29:22

The Dawson Fire

29:23

The Trap in Cabin Four

29:31

Escape to the North

29:24

Marlow's Gang

24:22

Faith in a Mountie

25:32

The Emerald in the Nugget

23:54

The Man with the Red Coat

29:19

Injun Devil

29:16

Arrowhead Frame-Up

29:10

Case of Frank Weaver

29:13

King Takes Over

29:35

Bonanza 47

14:07

Jim Belden's Secret

13:47

King Proves His Worth

29:11

Lem Baileys Pet Bear

29:15

White Water

29:13

Jimmy's Birthday Cake

29:17

Skagway Patrol

29:19

Mystery in the Cave

29:17

The Moose River Murder

29:23

Lost River Ambush

29:09

The Mongrel

29:12

On One Condition

29:15

The Trail of Grizzly Grayson

29:58

Rogue's Progress

29:24

Sergeant Preston Faces Death

29:35

Ambush

29:24

The Coward

29:23

Double Cross Creek

29:30

The Dog with the Gold Tooth

29:30

The Magic Light

29:32

Signal in Green

29:27

Danger Signal

29:24

River Pirates

29:27

Ambush at Forty Mile

29:27

The Music Hall Murder

29:27

Trail Mates

29:36

Bulldog Charm

29:24

The Meal that Convicted

29:23

The White Huskie

29:43

The Klondike Queen

20:04

The Caribou Case

29:42

The Black and White Pup

29:16

The Devil Dog

29:47

Letters to a Killer

24:44

Conover's Crime

29:28

Crumpled Handbill

29:42

The Killer

29:37

The Remittance Man

29:40

Dead Man's Map

29:30

The Knife Throwers

29:36

The Lucky Shirt

29:41

The Trail of the Werewolf

29:32

Trouble at Forty-Mile

29:23

The Luck of the Newtons

29:26

The Empty Coffin

29:04

The Doomed Witness

29:05

The Bear Trap

29:45

The Perfect Crime

29:03

Fire in the Sky

29:34

Escape to the North

29:09

The Sparrow

29:09

The Case of the Hard-Hearted Hermit

29:22

Race to Twenty Mile

29:20

The Million Dollar Deadline

29:06

The Skagway-Mail

29:00

The Counter Plan

29:04

The Bad Penny

29:45

Adventure in Selkirk

29:32

The Duel

29:06

Death and the Lucky Seven

29:30

The Skull in the Stone

29:26

The Case of the Turncoat Mountie

29:29

The Case of the Frightened Child

29:30

The Case of the Canyon Holdup

29:33

The Missing Code

29:06

The Case of the Yellow Ribbon

26:29

A Boy and His Dog

27:52

The Uphill Sled

28:16

King Takes Over

29:33

The Case of the Beautiful Swindler

29:52

The Case of the Crown Fire

29:18

Trickery in the River

30:46

The Case of the Kind Hearted Killer

29:32

The Case of the Unwilling Guardian

29:51

The Renegade Huskie

28:37

What Price King

29:06

The Case of the Friendly Enemies

29:16

The Yellow Kitten

29:37

The Minister's Missing Money

29:31

The Case of the Detective Who Liked Excitement

29:51

The Fan-Tan Gold Robbery

28:49

The Boy Who Feared Dogs

29:38

The Case of the Wishbone

29:43

Fire on the Trail

29:58

King and the Baxter Gang

29:25

The Case of the River Pirates

29:45

Ambush Near Selkirk

29:34

The Case of the Sourdough's Dog

29:47

The Phantom Witness

29:31

The Scent of Blood

29:46

Murder on the Mountain

29:24

The Generous Hobo

29:41

Allen's McRae's Birthday Present

29:07

The Burning Cabin

29:31

The Great Charlotta

29:22

The Doctor Disappears

29:48

Hazel Crest Decision

29:28

Rescue in the Forest

29:42

The Missing Money

29:37

Bad Boy

29:43

The Last Will

29:11

Nipper Moves Himself

29:28

Bear Trap

29:24

Dr Blake's Surrender

29:39

The Miser and the Mob

31:53

The Old Timer

33:33

The Senator Finds a Treasure

35:37

Note of Evidence

31:19

The Brothers' Promise

30:51

The King Emperor

30:13

The Stolen Box

29:34

The Barbary Gang

30:53

Grubstake for Vickers

32:35

48 Hours to Pay

32:04

Outlaw's Twin

29:58

Dance at Caribou Creek

29:24

The Return of Tom Becket

29:22

Swindler's Luck

32:36

Copper Gulch Patrol

31:29

The Wainwright Cache

31:57

The Black Bag

32:17

Missing Gold

32:16

The Shanghaied Sergeant

31:55

The Sergeant's Present

29:12

Journey for Revenge

27:39

Swindler's Luck

27:13

The Prodigal Father

33:26

Rainbow's End

32:53

Jeff Marco's Gang

32:22

The Battle at Bradley's

28:10

Barry Jeffer's Trust

29:24

Red Devil

33:54

The Miners' Meeting

33:44

The Diamond Collar

28:50

The Long Trail

33:21

No Epitaph for Tombstone

32:32

The Ten Thousand Dollar Rewards

32:37

The Trap That Failed

32:02

The Ghost Raider

33:20

Casper Mott's Adventure

29:23

Circumstantial Evidence

29:18

Blind Man's Buff

58:39

Jailbreak

29:27

The Runaway Heir

59:01

Flaming Valley

29:27

The Haunted Mine

33:04

The Black Cat

33:16

The Murdered Witness

34:57

Trail's End

32:45

Uncle Joe's Luck

28:37

Guardian for Jimmy

31:38

When Thief Catches Thief

32:44

The Innocent Criminal

29:37

Wolf Creek

29:45

Restitution

29:53

The Lost Lady

29:36

Hidden Evidence

29:53

Secret Orders

29:36

The Man Who Fled

25:35

The Cascade Case

31:10

The Fugitive Bride

28:13

The Wolf Cub

29:50

Canyon Cache

29:20

Mystery of the Ridge

30:07

Twenty Little Indians

29:46

Unfinished Note

29:09

The Two Bullets

29:18

Wand Diamond

28:48

Notorious Chet Craig

30:32

The Dead Man's Trail

29:25

The Angel of Death

29:52

Six Gun Clue

29:38

Jose's Return

31:00

Revenge from Beyond

29:20

The Bag of Gold

29:43

Race of the River Boats

29:42

The Diamond Solitaire

29:43

Stolen Gold

30:09

The Spread Eagle Raid

30:44

The Beaverton Legacy

31:11

A Change of Mind

31:13

Ten Thousand Counterfeit

29:53

The Branded Pelts

30:32

Logan's Luck

30:03

Cal Dorset's Heir

30:23

The Gold Behind the Waterfall

30:47

The Polar Quest

24:22

Left to Die

30:39

The Sack of Sand

31:44

The Malemute Express

21:59

The Torn Map

30:15

Diagram of Danger

28:53

The Red Raiders

27:10

Dog Crazy

29:08

The Malacca Cane

25:53

The Vagabond

28:09

The Criminal Collie

26:47

The Blue Paper

28:52

Harper's Castle

26:32

A Dog Called Sparky

28:48

Fugitive from Bald Rock

28:47

The Masked Gunman

28:30

Out of the Night

28:03

Heart of a Killer

29:40

Dead Man's Whistle

29:21

A Call to Action

28:22

Undercover

28:01

Contention

29:31

Whistling in the Dark

29:40

Friend in Need

29:42

The Ghost Riders

29:10

The Clue of the Silver Pup

29:23

Passport to Death

29:28

The Telltale Knife

29:42

The Wrong Map

28:48

The Rebel Yell

28:02

Death Waits on the River

28:05

The Man in the Canyon

28:32

Gold Fever

27:45

Spider Burke's Daughter

28:53

Wild Dog

28:54

The Indian Sign

29:22

The Notorious Hawk Cooper

29:29

Danger at Devil's Gorge

29:40

Murder on Fox Run

28:04

Escape by Night

30:18

White Fox for Marie

28:32

Storm the Pass

31:06

The King of Keeno Creek

29:23

The Trail Robbers

29:34

Wrong Trail

28:50

Honest Young Man

31:07

Blackmailer's Payoff

29:33

Vanished Loot

30:27

Job for Jim Lackey

28:08

The Russian Rubies

31:04

Secret of the Closed Room

31:13

Doctor Redcoat

29:53

The Third Strike

31:21

Never Be Missed

30:15

The Counterfeit Heiress

31:21

Old Faithful

31:07

Cabin 102

29:21

The Blue Scarf

26:24

Trapper's Trail

26:47

Take It Easy

30:17

The Blind Husky

26:44

Team-Mates

31:03

Rowdy's Choice

29:40

Indian Dream

29:56

Number One Challenger

28:52

The Stuffed Shirt

28:38

Murder at the Flood

29:28

A Boy Called Jack

29:27

Thieves' Congress

29:26

Tom Barry's Return

29:21

The Trail's End

29:22

The Innocent Fugitives

29:31

And Far Away

29:28

The Widow's Son

29:23

The Man Who Feared Dogs

29:20

Ambush in Bellary Flats

29:23

Against Time

28:17

The Red Parka

28:36

The Scent of Death

28:21

Bullets for Preston

28:38

Red Coated Crook

25:05

Boy Alone

28:40

Junior Partner

28:40

Dividend on Murder

28:32

The Landlady

22:01

The Killer Cree

28:19

Chance Meeting

29:21

Trapper's Gold

28:01

Uncle Ben

27:54

Open and Shut

27:53

Fire in the Forest

28:18

Man in Hiding

27:49

Double Identity

27:59

The Mutiny's Survivor

29:23

Claim 22

22:21

Reward for Shiloh

28:53

Trail to Trouble

29:12

The Diamond Solitaire

28:32

Forbidden Ground

28:44

Si Adkin's Gold

27:38

The Forgetful Killer

29:12

Sneak Gun

27:57

The Trail of Gold

29:48

Neil Holton's Vow

29:55

Rainbow Gold

29:57

King Proves His Worth

29:56

Sins of the Father

29:56

White Water

29:41

McAllister's Bonanza

29:56

The Christmas Mite

29:53

Arms and the Girl

29:55

The Little Mountie

29:49

The Return of Red Gruver

29:48

Mystery Boy

29:52

Treacherous Journey

29:53

White Doctor

29:59

Man on the Trail

29:57

Ex-Partner

29:57

The Streets Are Guarded

29:53

Downriver Adventure

29:53

One Man's Meat

29:51

Ordeal at Fort Promise

29:43

The Hidden Cabin

29:34

Dead Man's Gold

29:51

Bread upon the Waters

30:05

The Case That Was Not Closed

29:58

Brotherhood of Man

29:55

Killers Live to Die

29:54

The Missing Heir

29:46

Laurie and the New Recruits

29:57

Thunderbird

29:54

The Land Otter's Totem

29:55

The Burial Totem Case

29:02

The Killer Whale

29:54

The Sun and Raven

29:47

The Prisoner

29:46

The Boy from Seattle

29:55

The Death Card

29:50

Hard Luck

29:59

The Ice Trail

29:50

Arctic Odyssey

29:49

Out of the Past

29:53

Stand-In for Cheeka

29:51

The Two Shots

29:57

The Haunting Fear

29:58

Brave Death

29:59

The Fugitive

29:55

Partners in Crime

29:58

Gold Legacy

29:58

Strange Treasure

29:58

The Pack-Rat Nest

30:02

The Young Camper

29:56

Guard of Honor

29:41

Mistaken Identity

30:00

The Shelf-Ridge Incident

30:00

Caw River Camp

29:55

Death by Proxy

29:52

Man from Missouri

29:58

Murder on the Mountain

29:31

The Queen's Parlor

29:09

SOS from Panamint

28:44

The Death Dart

29:19

The Rag Doll

29:15

Outlaw in Uniform

28:28

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The mental picture!

(5 Sterne)

I love the Yukon Territory and have been to some of the towns depicted that are along Hwy 1. Someday we'll take Hwy 2 and see some others! Having been in the region I can picture the scenes described, the desolation, the beauty, and vast emptiness. Robert Service is also one of my favorites.

This is a hidden gem.

(5 Sterne)

I really enjoy this show. I remember listening to it when I was a kid. (I'm 55 yrs old) The portrayal of the cold wintery scenes are very well done. I give this show 5 stars!

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(3 Sterne)

Sgt. Preston of the Yukon (Challenge of the Yukon)

(5 Sterne)

It's hard for me to believe that no one, to date, has written a review about this mainstay of young people's (and many adults') radio listening. Even today, at age 64, I find myself chilled at the descriptions of the sub-zero temperatures that this low-paid but gallant hero and his wonder dog King faced during the Klondike gold rush in the Canadian Yukon Territory late in the 19th Century. Also, no mention is made here of the man who portrayed Preston during much of its long run which went well beyond the coming of television. He was Paul Sutton who in real life looked nothing like the man we would imagine our hero to be. Sutton usually played heavies in budget movies and during the mid-50s tried to get into Michigan politics. He's not getting the credit he deserves. When I listened to the show during the late 1940s and early '50s, the sponsor was Quaker Puffed Wheat and Quaker Puffed Rice — announced as "the only cereals shot from guns" followed by simulated gunfire. I've read that the slogan came from an ad man who was touring the Quaker plant. He observed that these cereals were cooked in a tank that resembled a cannon (exploding like popcorn?), hence the claim and the picture of a cannon shooting out cereal on the cover of each Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rick box. The gun on the box has disappeared, but the products taste the same, just as this vintage program today can still entertain anyone with an imagination and a sense of adventure. JohnMc

Good job Archives

(5 Sterne)

I would like to say, first and foremost , I found this site about 8 years ago,, and I listen every single night of the week. I have had numerous back surgeries, and so makes a lot of time for me to enjoy all of your material. I could go through the pages all day, and still not find everything you have to offer. Thank you so much for the endless hours of entertainment.. It brings me back in time, and makes me appreciate the old time shows all the more. Very Sincerely Yours:: Russ Horcher,,, Cambridge Mn.

Cold and Gold

(4 Sterne)

The series DOES deserve more credit. Coming out of Detroit radio with cast similar to their other bigger hits, Lone Ranger and Green Hornet, it was vastly underrated. The true to life setting and special effects as well as a "hero" huskie and good scripts make this worth the time to listen. Of the old-time-radio shows, this belongs near the top.

Start with "Swill O' Gunpowder"

(5 Sterne)

If you haven't listened to this series yet and the wonder where you might start, start with Swill O' Gunpowder." It's an engaging thriller with a hilarious twist and a most enjoyable 15 minutes of old time radio listening.

Files Updated!

(0 Sterne)

FYI: Replaced files on this page from the Version 4 Release. For the full OTRR Release, see the OTRR Certified page: <a href="https://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Challenge_of_the_Yukon" rel="nofollow">OTRR Challenge of the Yukon</a> - Old Time Radio Researchers Group