Rogers of the Gazette

May 15, 1950 to January 20, 1954
32 episodes known to exist
Rogers of the Gazette was a comedy radio show which ran from May 15, 1950 to January 20, 1954. It starred Will Rogers Jr. and Georgia Ellis.
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May 15, 1950 - January 20, 1954
Rogers of the Gazette
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Rogers of the Gazette
May 15, 1950 - January 20, 1954
32 episodes known to exist
Stars: Will Rogers Jr., Georgia Ellis
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AUD 
May 15, 1950 
Audition Show 
This Pilot was actually titled "Country Editor" Incomplete .. first half only 
14:40 

 
June 10, 1953 
Newspaper Being Taken Over 
(UNEDITED VERSION) Mrs Fenimore Hannable & Lance O'Neil's Diary 
24:50 

 
July 8, 1953 
Newspaper Being Taken Over 
Mrs. Fenimore Hannable & Lance O'Neil's Diary. Byron Kane, John Dehner, Parley Baer, Mary McGovern, Howard McNear THURSDAYS 
30:00 

 
July 3, 1953 
Jimmy Reynolds Story 
(UNEDITED VERSION) Young Jimmy Reynolds is arrested for drunkeness. 
26:35 

 
July 15, 1953 
Jimmy Reynolds Story 
Young Jimmy Reynolds is arrested for drunkeness. Larry Dobkin, Harry Bartell, Johnny McGovern, Tom McKee, Constance Crowder 
30:00 

 
June 12, 1953 
Dirty Politics 
(UNEDITED VERSION) Ava Lawson runs for Town Council. 
32:20 

 
July 22, 1953 
Dirty Politics 
Ava Lawson runs for Town Council. Parley Baer, Byron Kane, John Dehner, Mary McGovern, Will Wright, Virginia Gregg, John Stevenson 
30:00 

 
July 29, 1953 
Surprise Engagement 
(FULL SHOW) Jock Deliten & Melissa Walters get Surprise Wedding announcement sprung on them. Parley Baer, Merry McGovern, Sam Edwards, Karen Steele, Sarah Selby, Eleanore Tanin 
29:05 

 
July 30, 1953 
That Taylor Boy 
(UNEDITED VERSION) Judge Beal has Bud Taylor paroled to Will's custody. Jack Kruschen, Joseph Kearns, Peter Rankin, John Dehner, Harry Bartell 
28:15 

 
August 5, 1953 
That Taylor Boy 
(FULL SHOW) Judge Beal has Bud Taylor paroled to Will's custody. Jack Kruschen, Joseph Kearns, Peter Rankin, John Dehner, Harry Bartell 
29:00 

 
August 12, 1953 
Land Deal 
(FULL SHOW) Dan Partridge & Surveyor cause secret intrest in "Section 19, Parcel 3" Eleanore Tanin, Vic Perrin, Helen Kleeb, John Stephenson, Howard McNear, Joseph Kearns 
29:00 

 
August 19, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Merry McGovern, John Stephenson, James Griffith, Sammie Hill 
 

 
August 26, 1953 
C.J. Griffith, Journalism Student 
(FULL SHOW) Visiting Journalistic Student, C.J. Griffith, is a girl. Parley Baer, Karen Steele, Harry Bartell, Ann Morrison, Edgar Barrier 
29:00 

 
September 2, 1953 
The Bessie Richards Story 
Parley Baer, Vic Perrin, Helen Kleeb, Joe DuVal, Howard McNear 
 

 
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September 9, 1953 
Founder's Day 
Parley Baer, Constance Crowder, Lois Corbet 
 

 
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September 16, 1953 
Illyria Box Lunch 
(FULL SHOW) Benefit for the boys at Cora Willobee Farm of Illyria. (COULD NOT FIND A PITCH FOR "Meet Mr. McNutly")? -SEE 7300 A2- John Dehner, PArley Baer, Merry McGovern, Vivi Janiss 
29:00 

 
12 
September 23, 1953 
Farm Sale Day 
(FULL SHOW) Special Farm edition with Typographical error in a fertilizer ad. (AH! HERES THE PITCH FOR "Meet Milly" & "McNutly") -SEE 7300 A1- Parley Baer, John Dehner, Harry Bartell, Vic Perrin, Joe Cranston 
29:00 

 
13 
October 8, 1953 
Leah's Eudora Notes 
(FULL SHOW) Peaceful Little Eudora as reported by Lea Sentney SHOW OF 9/30 PRE-EMPTED Parley Baer, Lawrence Dobkin, John Dehner, Vic Perrin, Jeanette Nolan 
29:00 

 
14 
October 15, 1953 
Maggie & Barbara 
(FULL SHOW) Barbara Lord is returning home from visit to Europe. Barbara and Maggie are both in love with Will, but he doesn't it. Parley Baer, Merry McGovern, Joyce McCluskey, John Dehner 
30:00 

 
15 
October 22, 1953 
Eula Horner & the County Fair 
(FULL SHOW) Town women won't enter fair's food exhibit `cause Eula Horner always wins. SLIGHT VOLUME FLUCT AT START - ON MASTER Jeanette Nolan, Parley Baer, John Dehner, Harry Bartell, Ann Morrison 
30:00 

 
16 
October 29, 1953 
The Old Coronet 
(FULL SHOW) Hazel Burrows Turkish water pipe & Will's coronet are donated to scrap drive. (record warp causes thump). Parley Baer, Jeanette Nolan, John Dehner 
30:00 

 
17 
November 5, 1953 
Toast of Vienna - Gretchen March 
(FULL SHOW) Gretchen March is teaching Eddie Hartley violin, much to dad's dismay. (BEGINING NEXT WEEK, SHOW WILL BE HEARD ON WEDNESDAY) (SURFACE NOISE) Parley Baer, Vic Perrin, Virginia Gregg, John Dehner, Sammy Ogg 
30:00 

 
18 
November 11, 1953 
The Town Clock 
(FULL SHOW) City Hall Tower Clock needs repair but town council claims no money available but a letter from Abraham lincoln claims there is a clock maintenance fund. SHOW MOVES TO WEDNESDAYS Parley Baer, Helen Kleeb, Harry Bartell, John Dehner 
30:00 

 
19 
November 18, 1953 
Do It Now 
(FULL SHOW) Will's "DO-IT-NOW" editorial causes town to get all riled up. Parley Baer, John Dehner, Lois Corbet, Howard McNear, Helen Kleeb, John James 
30:00 

 
20 
November 25, 1953 
The Princis Reopens 
(FULL SHOW) Clint Stocker decides to reopen the "Princess Theater" with a city stock company puttin' on "The New Revue" - Turns out to be a Burlesque Show. Parley Baer, Edgar Barrier, Paul Dubov, John Dehner, Michael Ann Barrett, James Eagles 
30:00 

 
21 
December 2, 1953 
The Longest Week of the Year 
(FULL SHOW) Doc Clemens' grandson, Mike, comes to visit. PArley Baer, Merry McGovern, Richard Beals, Vivi Janiss, Vic Perrin 
30:00 

 
22 
December 9, 1953 
Pastel Christmas Trees 
(FULL SHOW) Merchant Association meets to vote on town Christmas decoration and Christmas trees. Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Elaine Williams, Jeanette Nolan Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
23 
December 23, 1953 
A White Christmas in Illyria 
(FULL SHOW) A young couple with a 7 month old boy shows up with no lodging or food. SHOW OF 12/16 PRE-EMPTED FOR "EISENHOWER SPEECH" Christmas Program Parley Baer, Merry McGovern, Sam Edwards, Sammie Hill, Helen Kleeb 
30:00 

 
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December 30, 1953 
Investegative Reporters 
(FULL SHOW) Twins Jane & Joan Eager decide to be reporters for the Gazette without and against Will's approval. Christmas Program Parley Baer, Karen Steele, Eleanore Tanin, Virginia Gregg, Lawrence Dobkin, Vic Perrin, Howard McNear 
30:00 

 
25 
January 6, 1954 
The Novelist 
(FULL SHOW) Author Beasley Hill has been unanimously approved by the civic forum to speak before the town. Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Irene Tedrow, Eleanore Tanin 
30:00 

 
26 
January 13, 1954 
Something Going On in Illyria 
(FULL SHOW) Chief Willie Mendinhall is called away from the golf course but refuses to say what is going on...All he can say is: No Comment..... Parley Baer, Vic Perrin, Harry Bartell, Herb Ellis, Michael Ann Barrett 
30:00 

 
27 
January 20, 1954 
Something's Troubling Will 
(FULL SHOW) (FINAL SHOW) Looks like Wylies house will wind up in the middle of New Grove Street & Will decides to sell the paper and stay on as editor. (ON FRIDAY, TUNE IN STAN FREBERG'S "THATS RICH"). Howard McNear, Vivi Janiss, John Dehner 
29:50 

 
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