On this show, we talk with John Rhodes about his father and grandfather being World Champion Rodeo winners. John is also a descendant of the Tewksbury clan that was part of the Pleasant Valley War in the early 1900s in Arizona.
On this edition of Voices of the West, preview the movie “Oklahoma!” to be shown by Empire Ranch Foundation at the “Oklahoma!” at the Loft Cinema in Tucson. We talk with ERF advisory board member John Komrada about the musical. Komrada is a retired Nashville music arranger.
Tucson journalist David Leighton joins us on this program to talk about an Arizona institution when it came to photography–Ray Manley. You no doubt have seen his work on the cover of Arizona Highways Magazine and elsewhere. Leighton wrote an article about Manley for the September 2019 issue of ArizonaContinue Reading
On today’s program, we talk with author Gene Freese. He’s written a number of books on western character actors and stuntmen. His latest is coming out in December 2019 “The Western Films of Robert Mitchum.” Plus, we talk about stuntmen and cowboy fights!
Author Robert N. Watt joins us from the UK to talk about his area of interest and expertise–three years of the American Indian Wars. He devoted 19 years to become an expert on three years of the Apache Wars from 1879-1881. Apologies for the fading in and out of theContinue Reading
On this show, we talk about the Old Time Radio Westerns that were on the radio when many of us were growing up. Featured shows include: Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, Cisco Kid, Roy Rogers, and, Tales of the Texas Rangers.
On this show, we talk with Nancy Quinn, wildlife artist and author. Her first book, “Go West, Young Woman,” was awarded a Will Rogers Medallion in 2018. Her second book is “Stay West, Young Woman.” Both are available at Amazon.com.
On this program, we talk about Emil Franzi, the founder of this show. He passed away two years ago. He was a Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the Fourth of July. Included are segments from past shows we thought were among his best.
Today’s show is about Monte Walsh–the first one produced in 1970. Our guests are True West Magazine Editor Stuart Rosebrook and from Hollywood, Todd Roberts. Todd’s dad, Bobby Roberts, was the producer of the picture and Todd got to accompany his dad on the set. We also talk about starContinue Reading
We took our microphones to the 2019 Western Writers of America convention held in Tucson from June 19-22. We talked with a number of people: Doug Hocking, Colin “Cy” Young, Eric Red, Faith Boice, John McLain, Kellen Cutsforth, Lowell Volk, Nancy Plain, Robert Watt, and, many others! The show runsContinue Reading
WWA author Candy Moulton joins us to talk about her latest book, The Mormon Handcart Migration: “Tounge nor pen can never tell the sorrow” which is available at Amazon.com. She’ll also give us a preview of the Western Writers of America convention taking place in Tucson June 19-22.
To celebrate the birthday of John Wayne, we talk about the movies Wayne made with the great director John Ford. Wayne’s birthday is May 26 and if he was still with us, he would’ve turned 112 years young.
On this show, we take a look at the Transcontinental Railroad, which celebrated 150 years of completion on May 10. We’ll talk about the news articles of the day and the movies that came from that topic.