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Ron’s Amazing Stories is a weekly podcast. We play classic short stories, old-time radio and much more. Do you have a story that you want to tell? Ron will read it on the show or you can tell it for yourself! Also, we do interviews with authors, radio personalities, actors and even an NBA all-star

Aug 25, 2022

On Ron’s Amazing Stories this time we are doing the western thing. Our featured story comes from the pen of John Meston and the tales of Gunsmoke. A man is hanged, but manages to survive. The rest is…. well amazing. We will also have one of my favorite stories. It comes from an anonymous emailer and tells a ghost story right out of the pages of the old west. So, let’s stop thinking about it and press that play button to enjoy the show.

Featured Story - Born To Hang

Our featured story comes from probably the greatest western series of all time. Not just on the radio but the television as well. Of course, we are talking about Gunsmoke. The series was special for many reasons, but probably the biggest is that it was the first adult western to make the grade. The show appeared on both radio and television from 1952 all the way until 1975. In fact the radio version lasted until 1960 and was one of the very last shows to be canceled from radio. Only Johnny Dollar continued on through 1961. Our story today comes from the last season of the show. It is titled Born to Hang and first aired on October 9, 1960.

Other Stories Include - Alibi In Red, The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense, Stampede Mesa, and Born To Hang.

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