Short Format Daily Radio Show
If you aren't familiar with the radio show, you can hear one of the twenty-three shows that we are airing for the month of January right now. Just click on the title "Charles Bent" and be taken back to the Old West. It has been said of the show that the listener can actually "feel the leather and smell the gun smoke." Incidentally, all of the stories take place in the month in which they are aired.
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PERRY OWENS – Although he looked like a fancy dressed dude, Sheriff Perry Owens took out four men in a matter of seconds without receiving a scratch.
STEPHEN AUSTIN IMPRISONED – Although Stephen Austin wanted the Texas Anglos to live peacefully under Mexican rule, he changed him mind when Santa Ana put him in prison.
WILLIAM WALLACE – Wallace was a big man who lived a big live. But he was buried in a small town.
GAIL BORDEN – Although failure came to Gail time and time again, he persisted. As a result, everyone is familiar with the product he invented and his company.
EMMET CRAWFORD – While chasing Geronimo, Captain Emmet Crawford was killed, not by an Indian, but his death resulted in the continuation of the Apache wars for nine more months.
WILLIAM COOK – Although he was the leader of his gang, William Cook wasn't the enforcer. He had another member of his gang to do that.
BASS REEVES – Born a slave, Bass Reeves became one of the Oklahoma Territory's most successful lawmen.
THE COWBOY KID – Have you ever wanted to run off with the circus? That’s just what "The Cowboy Kid" did. And he stayed with it all his life.
JOHNNY BEHIND THE DUCE I & II – A friend of the cowboys, Johnny Behind The Duce shot a miner. This put the law between the two groups.
RUNNING A SCAM – When con artists run a scam, it's important to know the mark. For sure you don't want it to be John Wesley Harden.
JAMES BLACK – James Black made a famous weapon. But his name has faded into history, because of the popularity of the person who used the weapon, James Bowie.
CHARLES BENT – Today, when constituents are dissatisfied with a politician they get him recalled. In 1847, some constituents were dissatisfied with their governor, but they handled it in a different way.
THE POWER OF A SEMICOLON – We've all heard of the "power of the pen." It usually meant a book or newspaper article. In this case, it was a simple semicolon.
JOEL FOWLER – Joel was a nice man, unless he was drunk. Finally, the citizens of Socorro, New Mexico got fed up with Joel's actions and made sure he didn't drink ever again.
JOHN X. BEIDLER – John Beidler wasn't able to find his place in life until he was handed a hemp rope with a noose at one end.
LAWRIE TATUM – A Quaker, Lawrie felt that he could persuade the Kiowa and Comanche to take up the faith. But, it just didn't take.
MARSHALL DISCOVERS GOLD – Although John Marshall and John Sutter discovered gold at their mill, they saw none of the rewards of that discovery.
AN INDIAN IS AN INDIAN – To many a white man all Indians were alike. Lieutenant Bascom believed this, and ended up starting an eleven-year war.
REVEREND PEABODY – A very unusual man, Reverend Peabody was able to accomplish things in the boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona that were unbelievable.
ZANE GREY – Although he was educated as a dentist, Zane came out west and fulfilled his destiny as a great writer.
SAM FRAZIER – All Texas Rangers weren't good men. Sam Frazier was a perfect example. But, his boss fired him… with a bullet.
WILLIAM BREAKENRIDGE – Men in the Old West tended to drift and have a number of occupations. But, I doubt there was anyone who had as many occupations as William Breakenridge.