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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. Update: additional rare broadcasts

12 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 33 min)
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1 MP3 CD
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5 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!"

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.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 33 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 4 hours 33 minutes
      1. SA 480506 001 Stage From Calvaydos.mp3
      2. SA 490206 000 Innaugural Pow-Wow.mp3
      3. SA 490324 060 Land Of Our Fathers.mp3
      4. SA 490718 101 Crooked Trail.mp3
      5. SA 500102 155 The Leader.mp3
      6. SA 500309 180 Scourge.mp3
      7. SA 510104 244 The Wastland.mp3
      8. SA 510403 269 Feathered Arrows (2nd half).mp3
      9. SA 510508 279 Trails End (1st half).mp3
      10. SA 510607 288 Eagle Claw (2nd half).mp3
      11. SA 510621 292 Long Summer.mp3
      12. SA 510621 999 Straight Arrow Special.mp3
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 33 min
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      12 shows - total playtime 4 hours 33 minutes
      1. SA 480506 001 Stage From Calvaydos.mp3
      2. SA 490206 000 Innaugural Pow-Wow.mp3
      3. SA 490324 060 Land Of Our Fathers.mp3
      4. SA 490718 101 Crooked Trail.mp3
      5. SA 500102 155 The Leader.mp3
      6. SA 500309 180 Scourge.mp3
      7. SA 510104 244 The Wastland.mp3
      8. SA 510403 269 Feathered Arrows (2nd half).mp3
      9. SA 510508 279 Trails End (1st half).mp3
      10. SA 510607 288 Eagle Claw (2nd half).mp3
      11. SA 510621 292 Long Summer.mp3
      12. SA 510621 999 Straight Arrow Special.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



    12 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 33 min

    Straight Arrow Disc A001

    1. SA 480506 001 Stage From Calvaydos
    2. SA 490206 000 Innaugural Pow-Wow

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    Straight Arrow Disc A002

    1. SA 490324 060 Land Of Our Fathers
    2. SA 490718 101 Crooked Trail

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    Straight Arrow Disc A003

    1. SA 500102 155 The Leader
    2. SA 500309 180 Scourge

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    Straight Arrow Disc A004

    1. SA 510104 244 The Wastland
    2. SA 510403 269 Feathered Arrows (2nd half)
    3. SA 510508 279 Trails End (1st half)

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    Straight Arrow Disc A005

    1. SA 510607 288 Eagle Claw (2nd half)
    2. SA 510621 292 Long Summer
    3. SA 510621 999 Straight Arrow Special

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