Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18, 1961: Gunsmoke' makes a last appearance

June 18, 1961: After nine years of transmission, William Conrad starred  in the last Gunsmoke appearance on CBS. It was termed as the first adult Western.

This western dramatization was actually compared to the Iliad and Odyessy and was hailed as one of the best of all time shows. It ran on television for 20 seasons after its final radio broadcast.

Enjoy listening to the final broadcast of old time radio's Gunsmoke!

1 comment:

  1. A sad day in radio. The television show never reached the heights of the radio drama, but then the "theater of the mind" has never been surpassed by the tube. Gunsmoke/Radio was a superb drama. OTR fans cannot pass this one by; it is radio at its finest.