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Fun Autry Fact:

When he was a young man, Gene received an offer from a professional baseball team to become a player. Gene turned down the offer because it would have meant a fifty-dollar-a-month pay cut from his telegrapher's job.

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Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show
Sunday, July 26, 1942; 3:30 - 4:00 PM PWT
CBS WBBM Playhouse; Chicago, Illinois

Gene Autry Entertainment is pleased to present the complete July 26, 1942 episode of "Gene Autry's Melody Ranch" radio show broadcast from WBBM in Chicago, Illinois. This was a very special program because during the show, Republic Pictures great cowboy star Gene Autry became Sgt. Gene Autry when he was sworn into the United States Army Air Forces.

The very next week, the radio show changed its name to "Sgt. Gene Autry" and was part of Gene's military duties from August 2, 1942 until August 1, 1943. After the war, "Gene Autry's Melody Ranch" radio show returned to the CBS radio network on September 23, 1945.

Talent: Carl Cotner, Paul Sells, Frankie Marvin, Dick Reinhart, Jimmie Dean, Eddie Dean, Virginia Vass, Ahlman, Engelhardt, Mazza, Nelson, Panico, Sosson

Announcer: Eddie Dunn
Program Director: Bradford Browne, J. Walter Thompson Company
Total Running Time: 29:56

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