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Straight Arrow

Hurry home from school and get your homework done, it is almost time for Straight Arrow, a Comanche boy raised by ranchers who becomes a great warrior to do good and right wrongs.

8 old time radio show recordings
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4 Audio CDs


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Play a sample episode from May 06, 1948:

"Stage To Calvaydos"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Juvenile western adventure (1948 - 51)

Straight Arrow indian jumping into action ...The thrilling opening of Straight Arrow will send chills down the spines of any kids who were lucky enough to hear it "live." The special sound of the arrow shooting toward its target was made by the organist Milton Charles, who used his Hammond B-2 with its whirring speakers to great effect. "A strong bow bent almost to the breaking point! And then…" and that sound of the arrow whizzing through the air…"STRAIGHT ARROW!"

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The story was that a mild-mannered rancher, Steve Adams, had been a Comanche Indian who was taken in by ranchers very early in life. He learned as a teenager that there was a Comanche legend telling of a great warrior who would come to right wrongs and do good, riding like the wind and relentless in his aim. Steve became that warrior, known as Straight Arrow! He had a secret cave where he kept his beautiful and swift palomino Fury, and unknown to any save his trusty whiteman sidekick Packy McCloud, he would ride out of the empty horizon to become Straight Arrow. Packy was played by Fred Howard. Gwen Delano was the tough but sweet Mesquite Molly. Don Lee productions got the show to a gallop in the late 40's, and then it went to Mutual and settled into a Tuesday and Thursday 5 PM slot.

The dialogue was great, with many Indian phrases and ideas, and the actor Howard Culver did the part with a perfect balance of essentially two roles, that of Steve Adams and that of Straight Arrow. The show was "brought to you by" Nabisco Shredded Wheat.

Of course, everything about the show was tried and true, but the wonder of the show was that a teenager (or so it seemed to all the kids) could be such a hero, and an Indian, too, was just so much cooler than the Masked Man. Straight Arrow had fans that to this day, love to hear that thrilling sound of….WHHHHOOOSH. "Straight Arrow."

For more western adventure that kids loved, see Cisco Kid, Roy Rogers, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Sky King and Wild Bill Hickok. Of course, there were a bunch of great radio serials aimed at the kids. Some kids classics are Superman, The Green Hornet, Captain Midnight, Space Patrol, Hop Harrigan and Speed Gibson.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 20 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 20 minutes
      1. SA 000000 Fast Runner-2 nd half.mp3
      2. SA 480506 e001 Stage to Calvaydos.mp3
      3. SA 490324 e060 Land Our Fathers.mp3
      4. SA 490324 e244 Wasteland.mp3
      5. SA 500102 e156 The Leader.mp3
      6. SA 500207 e171 Sands of Gold.mp3
      7. SA 510621 e292 Long Summer Big Pow Wow.mp3
      8. SA 510621 e292 Long Summer-Last Broadcast.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 20 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 20 minutes
      1. SA 000000 Fast Runner-2 nd half.mp3
      2. SA 480506 e001 Stage to Calvaydos.mp3
      3. SA 490324 e060 Land Our Fathers.mp3
      4. SA 490324 e244 Wasteland.mp3
      5. SA 500102 e156 The Leader.mp3
      6. SA 500207 e171 Sands of Gold.mp3
      7. SA 510621 e292 Long Summer Big Pow Wow.mp3
      8. SA 510621 e292 Long Summer-Last Broadcast.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    8 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. SA 000000 Fast Runner-2 nd half
    2. SA 480506 e001 Stage to Calvaydos

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    Disc A002

    1. SA 490324 e060 Land Our Fathers
    2. SA 490324 e244 Wasteland

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    Disc A003

    1. SA 500102 e156 The Leader
    2. SA 500207 e171 Sands of Gold

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    Disc A004

    1. SA 510621 e292 Long Summer Big Pow Wow
    2. SA 510621 e292 Long Summer-Last Broadcast

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00