on our Weekly Radio Edition...
December 26, 2016-January 1, 2017
We all know about John Wayne once he was a star.
Chris Enss tells us about the young John Wayne.
There were certain items that were essential for an Old West cowboy.
Lee Anderson tells us about those items.
Our music this week is by Dan Roberts... "Lord How I Miss John Wayne."
December 19-25, 2016
This is our annual Christmas show with stories,
poems and music by Bill O’Neal, John Goodwin, Mary Kay,
Michael Martin Murphy, Mike Moutoux, Waddy Mitchell,
Cowboy Celtic and, of course, Dakota Livesay.
This week we feature music by May Kay, Michael Martin Murphey,
and Cowboy Celtic. We also feature a poem by Mike Moutoux.
December 12-18, 2016
Actor Peter Shereyako tells us about Buffalo Bill Cody,
one of the characters he portrays.
We’re aware of mass murderers in modern times,
but there were mass murderers in the Old West.
Jim MacGregor tells us about them.
December 5-11, 2016
Dakota talks to Cheryl Rogers-Barnett about her parents…
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
In the second half of the show Dakota and Bill O’Neal
talk about the transition in the Old West from being a military person
to becoming a gunfighter.
November 28-December 4, 2016
During this show we have one guest… Jim MacGregor.
Jim and I talk about the Klondike Gold Rush that took place in Alaska.
Unlike the gold rushes that took place in the mainland,
the Klondike took people of exceptional strength.
Klondike Gold Rush
This week we feature the songs "When It's Springtime In Alaska"
and "North To Alaska" by Johnny Horton.
November 21-27, 2016
Bob Alexander tells us about the dramatic event
that’s come to be known as the Bowman Bank Robbery.
Gregory Michno talks about the White children
who were kidnapped by the Plains Indians.
This week we feature the song "With A 44 Gun In My Hand" by Marvin O’Dell.
November 14-20, 2016
Chris Rich tells us about the origins
of an article of clothing we’ve all worn at one time…Levi’s.
Tascosa, Texas was one of the more famous Old West towns.
Bill O’Neal tells us about that town.
This week we feature the song "California Humbug"
by Allan Bellharts & Dorthy Harkenson
and also the song "Streets Of Laredo" by Michael Martin Murphy.
Michael Martin Murphy
November 7-13, 2016
Chris Enss talks to us about one of the more respected occupations
of frontier women that of school teachers.
Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders were a very unique group of men.
Bill O’Neal tells us about the Rough Riders and other similar groups.
This week we feature the song "Women Of The West" by Jean Prescott.
October 31-November 6, 2016
One of the more unique occupations on frontier was an army laundress.
Jennie Lawrence tells us about the women who did this job.
Bill O’Neal tells us about how Hollywood has taken real Texas Rangers
and developed a number of reel Texas Rangers.
This week we feature the song "I Will Miss Ireland" by Juni Fisher
and the song "Texas Rangers" by Michael Martin Murphey.
Michael Martin Murphey
October 24-30, 2016
Because the OK Corral Shootout took place on October 26, 1881,
we decided to spend the show talking about that famous event.
OK Corral Shootout
Next Bill O’Neal and Jim Macgregor talk about what led up to the shootout;
the shootout itself; and the aftermath.
October 17-23, 2016
Bob Alexander tells us about a little known,
but a very bad Old West outlaw by the name of John Kinney.
Dakota talks to Jay Redfeather about the Plain’s Indians,
and Jay does a great job of describing the Plain’s Indians life.
This week we feature the song
"From Whence Came The Cowboy" by Sons Of The San Joaquin.
Sons Of The San Joaquin
October 10-16, 2016
Dick Shore, a man who still practices the art of making reatas,
tells us the history of the leather rope.
Lee Anderson tells us about the history of the three items that make a cowboy:
horse, rope and saddle.
This week we feature the song "Reatas" by Keith & Rusty McNeil.
Keith & Rusty McNeil