Who was the narrator at the beginning of The Lone Ranger?

Lone Ranger

Who was the narrator at the beginning of The Lone Ranger?

Barbara Stevens
Marcellus, Michigan

Frederick William “Fred” Foy. Radio historian Jim Harmon called Foy “perhaps the greatest announcer-narrator in the history of radio drama.”

After a tour of duty in WWII, Foy worked in Detroit, Michigan, at WXYZ, where The Lone Ranger radio show originated in 1933. He took over in 1948 and continued until the series ended in 1954. In 1955, he reprised his “Return with us now…” opening narration for TV’s syndicated run of The Lone Ranger.

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Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and the Wild West History Association’s vice president. His latest book is 2018’s Arizona Oddities: A Land of Anomalies and Tamales. Send your question, with your city/state of residence, to marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu or Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.