The first of 2,956 radio episodes of The Lone Ranger premiered on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan on this date (Jan 30) in 1933. The radio series the show became so popular it was one of the reasons why several stations linked together to share programming on what became the Mutual Broadcasting System.
The first actor to play the Long Ranger was George Seaton. In 1941, the show’s announcer for several years, deep-voiced performer Brace Beemer took over the role and played the part until the end. The above photo shows Brace Beemer, center, with the rest of the radio shows cast in the studios of WXYZ. (PDX Retro)