Dr. Sixgun

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Dr. Sixgun is an American Western radio drama that aired on NBC, September 2, 1954 – October 13, 1955.

Plot summary[edit]

Dr. Ray Matson, (Karl Weber)[1] is a frontier physician based in a small western town in the 1870s called Frenchman's Ford. The stories are told by a recurring character named Pablo (Bill Griffis), a gypsy peddler who has a talking raven named Midnight as his sidekick. As his name implied, Matson was equally at home with using a gun or using his medical skills to solve problems.

Broadcast history[edit]

Dr. Sixgun was broadcast September 2, 1954 – October 13, 1955, on NBC. The 30-minute[2] sustaining series aired Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. September 2–October 21, 1954; Sundays at 8 p.m. October 10, 1954 – April 21, 1955; and Thursdays at 8 p.m. August 18–October 13, 1955.[3]

Preservation status[edit]

More than 25 episodes are known to survive in radio collections.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (1999).Radio Programs, 1924-1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 101.
  2. ^ Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 206. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. nbc radio dr sixgun.
  3. ^ Hickerson, Jay. The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and Guide to All Circulating Shows. Hamden, Connecticut: Jay Hickerson, Box 4321, Hamden, CT 06514, second edition December 1992, page 111.

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