Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


62284. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. November 25, 1949. Mutual net. "Double Dare". Sustaining. An enraged Brahma bull causes plenty of trouble for Bobby and his friends at the B-Bar-B. Bobby learns about the consequences of taking someone up on a "double dare." Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Al Fanelli (music), Carl Warren (announcer, billed as "Carleton Warren"), Ivan Cury, Craig McDonnell, Don Knotts, Charles Irving, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82721. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. December 28, 1949. Program #11. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Killer Wales". Sustaining. The program opening is slightly upcut. Two escaped convicts hide out on the B-Bar-B ranch, and kidnap Windy! Bobby and his friend set out in pursuit. Ivan Cury, Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Don Knotts, Charles Irving, Craig McDonnell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 25:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

43451. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. June 13, 1950. Mutual net. "The Face Of Jabaco". Sponsored by: Kraft Malted Milk (name Amigo's colt contest). A mysterious stone face in the desert has frightened the Indians...and worse! Ivan Cury, Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Jon Gart (composer, conductor), Carl Warren (announcer), Herbert Rice (producer), Craig McDonnell, Don Knotts, Charles Irving, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

82722. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. July 28, 1950. Mutual net. "The Ghost Rider". See also cat. #839 for an Australian production with the same story title. J. Parsifal Butterball, an eastern newspaper editor, arrives in the Big Bend country, with a pretty low opinion of "The Modern West." Windy gets a couple of cowboys to pretend to be crooks and threaten Butterball, so he can rescue him. The cowboys turn out to be real crooks. Ivan Cury, Jim Shean (writer), Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Don Knotts, Charles Irving, Craig McDonnell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 26:25. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

1655. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. August 15, 1950. Mutual net. "The Three Wise Monkeys". Sustaining. Three worthless cousins seek a buried treasure. A contest is announced to name Tex Mason's horse. At about 18 minutes into the show, does one of the characters call the other, "A stupid ass"? Ivan Cury, Charles Irving, Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Ernestine Holmes (music), Buckley Coslowe (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82723. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. July 7, 1951. Mutual net. "Cyrano Wales". A Shakespearean troup comes to town and is up to no good. Will Windy tread the boards? Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Don Knotts, Bob Haag, Craig McDonnell, Clive Campbell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 26:41. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

82724. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. August 23, 1951. Mutual net. "Byline". Mr. Jones is a former reporter who is looking for a missing man. Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Clive Campbell, Craig McDonnell, Don Knotts, Bob Haag, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 24:18. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

82725. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. August 30, 1951. Mutual net. "The Strong and The Weak". Jeff Atkins wants to pay off his uncle's debts, in return for the two-thirds interest in a "worthless" mine. Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Clive Campbell, Bob Haag, Don Knotts, Craig McDonnell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 24:26. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

90846. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. November 17, 1951. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Salute To A Soldier". Two Russian spies plan to use an airplane hidden in an abandoned army fort to escape from the country. Well, the fort is not quite abandoned. Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Don Knotts, Clive Campbell, Bob Haag, Craig McDonnell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 24:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

82893. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. 1952. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Dentyne. Windy tells the story of Woodchuck Willie and Woodchuck Chuck. A Sunday broadcast. The date is approximate. Carl Warren (announcer), Tex Fletcher. 4:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

82892. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. 1952. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Chiclets. Bobby and his pals sing, "We're The Riders Of The B-Bar-B." Windy tells how he captured "Sweet Potato" Smith. A Sunday broadcast. The date is approximate. Carl Warren (announcer), Tex Fletcher, Don Knotts. 4:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

82726. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. February 16, 1953. Mutual net. "The Tunnel Of Trouble". A dishonest couple are heading to the Big Bend country to take advantage of the "Sucker of The Century," Windy Wales! They plan to marry and murder him! Bob Haag, William Zuckert, Jon Gart (music), Carl Warren (announcer), Don Knotts, Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Clive Campbell, Bob Haag, Craig McDonnell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 20:15. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62290. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. March 9, 1953. Mutual net. "The Unwanted". Commercials deleted. The program open and close have been deleted. Bobby is upset when he's not allowed to go along on a bear hunt. A hobo complicates matters, but teaches Bobby a valuable lesson. Don Knotts, Craig McDonnell, Jon Gart (music), Carl Warren (announcer), Bob Haag, Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Clive Campbell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 20:45. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62289. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. May 4, 1953. Mutual net. "The Great Man". Commercials deleted. The program open and close have been deleted. Miguel is about to lose his land to evil Trek. "The Colonel" seems to be too eager to help. Don Knotts, Carl Warren (announcer), Bob Haag, Craig McDonnell, Jon Gart (music), Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Clive Campbell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 19:41. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62288. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. October 26, 1953. Mutual net. "The Headless Horseman". Only Windy Wales is dumb enough to fall for the plans of two bad guys. A "ghost" helps to fool the robbers. Carl Warren (announcer), Bob Haag, Don Knotts, Craig McDonnell, William Zuckert, Jon Gart (music), Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Clive Campbell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 23:55. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

82727. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. December 21, 1953. Mutual net. "The Shadow Of A Dead Man". An old man comes to the Big Bend country...to kill Tex Mason! Gilbert Mack, Vinton Hayworth Jr., Frank Milano (animal noises), Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Jon Gart (composer, conductor), Tommy Lucas (special guitar effects), Carl Warren (announcer), Bob Haag, Don Knotts, Clive Campbell, Craig McDonnell, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 24:56. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

82728. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. January 4, 1954. Mutual net. "Grandma Wales". A little old lady, driving a Tin Lizzie named Elmer, meets an escaped convict in the Big Bend country. Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Jim Shean (writer), Carl Warren (announcer), Craig McDonnell, Clive Campbell, Don Knotts, Bob Haag, Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 23:38. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

62291. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. April 5, 1954. Mutual net. "Curtain Call For A Clown". Sustaining. A rodeo clown visits the B-Bar-B ranch "for a rest," but soon finds his unique talents very much in demand. Bob Haag, Don Knotts, Ed Latimer, Frank Milano (animal noises), Jim Shean (writer), Bob Novak (director), Herbert Rice (producer), Jon Gart (composer, conductor), Carl Warren (announcer), Craig McDonnell, Clive Campbell, Jim Goode (sound effects). 29:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

62292. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. May 17, 1954. Mutual net. "The Den Of Thieves". Sustaining. The mysterious "Star" instructs his gang by radio to murder Jocko and Brad. Tex Mason is framed for the killing. Who is, "The King Of The Outlaws?" Jim Boles, Humphrey Davis, Craig McDonnell, Frank Behrens, Frank Milano (animal noises), Jon Gart (composer, conductor), Herbert Rice (producer), Bob Novak (director), Carl Warren (announcer), Bob Haag, Don Knotts, Clive Campbell, Jim Goode (sound effects). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

104578. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. Program #2. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A shifty-eyed loafer is hired to round up a herd of wild horses. The plan is to turn them into horse-hide and fertilizer. AFRS program name: "B Bar B Ranch." Bob Haag, Don Knotts, Jon Gart (organist), Carl Warren (announcer). 24:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

97515. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. Program #22. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Gamble For Life". While Windy is pretending to own the ranch, a confidence man is planning to marry Windy's Aunt Agatha and cheat her. Don Knotts, Carl Warren (announcer), Herbert Rice (producer), Craig McDonnell, Clive Campbell, Bob Haag, Bob Novak (director), Jim Goode (sound effects), Frank Milano (animal noises). 24:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1596. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. "The Golden Palomino". A commercial release. . 8 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

839. Bobby Benson and The B-Bar-B Riders. Gibson syndication. "The Ghost Riders". Sponsored by: Commercials added localy. Cattle are mysteriously disappearing from the ranch. The show contains a brief summary of how Bobby came into control of the ranch, the first program of the Gibson syndication series. The program is also known as, "Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders." See cat. #82722 for an American broadcast with the same story title. John Saul (director), Grace Gibson (producer). 25:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

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