Sunday, March 10, 2013

March 10, 1955: The Silver Eagle airs for the final time

On March 10, 1955, The Silver Eagle radio show aired for the last time.

Main role on the Silver Eagle series was featured by Jim Ameche as Jim West of the Canadian Northwest Mounted Police who used a bow that shot arrows with silver eagle feathers. They would usually hunt the bad guys at their campsite and shoot an arrow into the log where the guy was sitting.  Listeners could hear The Silver Eagle every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. The series was sponsored by General Mills and  aired on ABC  from 1951 – 1955.

One of the few remaining old time radio episodes in existence is still available on Old Time Radio's Western Rarities.

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