RIDERS RADIO THEATER IS ON THE AIR!

The Episodes!
Here is a (more or less) complete list of the WVXU run of RIDERS RADIO THEATER (courtesy of Donna Jagodzinski). The list will be updated as more details become available.

RIDERS RADIO THEATER
Starring America's Favorite Cowboys, RIDERS IN THE SKY: TOO SLIM (the man of many hats), WOODY PAUL (King of the Cowboy Fiddlers) and RANGER DOUG (The Idol of American Youth); with

TEXAS BIX BENDER (The Voice That Sold A Million Baby Chicks), and orchestra under the direction of the Sultan of the Stomach Steinway,

JOEY "The Cow Polka King" MISKULIN.
A Mammoth Radio Pictures Production in association with WVXU, Cincinnati, Ohio. Most episodes recorded "live" at the historic Emory Theater in the Queen City of the West, Cincinnati, Ohio!
There are usually 13 episodes per program cycle, with guest stars appearing in every other episode. Each cycle is referred to by the title given to the series of episodes in the shows' continuing serial, "The Cowboy Way."

Cycle 1 (for active trailpups): RETURN TO THE YUKON
Guests:
CAL COLLINS
THANE MAYNARD
MALCOLM DALBISH
MARTY STUART
THE NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND
ALISON KRAUS
Program Highlights: A "Mr. Literal" bit and the first appearance of "Marty-Mart Marty."

Cycle 2 (for overactive trailpups): PHANTOM OF THE VALLEY
Guests:
BAXTER BLACK
GOVE SCRIBNER
MAURA O'CONNELL
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
THE BOBS
PEE WEE KING
PAM TILLIS

Cycle 3 (for hyperactive trailpups): RETURN OF THE PHANTOM
Guests:
JERRY CLOWER
RANCH ROMANCE
78 RPM
JERRY NICHOLSON
VICKY BIRD
SONS OF THE SAN JOACHIN
WADDY MITCHELL
Program Highlights: this series includes the first RRT performance of the Ranger Doug classic, "Desert Serenade."

Cycle 4 (for overactive hyperactive trailpups): TRAIL OF THE DIAMOND DESPERADOES
Guests:
LOU & PETER BERRYMAN
BILLY WALKER
MEL McDANIEL
THE CLUSTER PLUCKERS
MARTY STUART
KENNY ROBERTS
Program Highlights: 2nd appearance of "Marty-Mart Marty," "Palindrome" performed for the first time on the air (Episode 7), and the beginning of the long series of "Woody Paul Western Themes."

Cycle 5 (for old trailpups): ROCKET RUSTLERS
Guests: MARSHALL CHAPMAN
JOHNNY RUSSELL
PRUDENCE JOHNSON
ROBERT EARL KEEN
ROBIN AND LINDA WILLIAMS
MUZZY BROWN AND THE BOYS
SHEB WOOLEY
Program Highlights: "Can Joey Do It?" (Ep. 2); 2nd series of "Woody Paul Western Themes"...and Joey SINGS!

Cycle 6 (for old hyperactive trailpups):THE MONSTER FROM MYSTERY MOUNTAIN
Guests:
THE OHIO VALLEY ROUNDERS and MARGE SCHOTT(!!!)
PATSY MONTANA
JOHN McEUEN
MYRON FLOREN
MARTIN DELRAY
THE DIXIE CHICKS
TRACY NELSON

Cycle 7 (for old overactive trailpups): RAIDERS OF THE VANISHING EVERGLADES
Guests:
JOHN HARTFORD and JAMIE HARTFORD
TRISHA WALKER AND THE MUDCATS
CHARLIE McCOY
FLOYD CRAMER
THE NASHVILLE MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE
CATHY FINK and MARCY MARXER
DANNY DAVIS
Program Highlights: the first Joey Polka Countdown (all real polkas except for #1); Cathy and Marcy sing "I'd Like To Be A Cowgirl"; Joey sings a verse on "You Don't Know What Lonesome Is" (Ep. 9)

Cycle 8 (for old overactive hyperactive trailpups): RETURN OF THE EVIL EMPIRE
Guests:
MARTY BROWN
PETER ROWAN
MONTANA BLUE AND THE BIG SKY COWBOYS
GREAT PLAINS
PAULETTE CARLSON
DON EDWARDS
WADDY MITCHELL
Program Highlights: Joey starts his "Classical Polka Countdown."

Cycle 9 (insert your own dogfood joke here):THE LOST SUBURB OF GOLD
Guests:
JOHN HUTCHINSON
PETE KENNEDY
BILL ANDERSON
BOOMER ESIASON
ROB CROSBY
TRUDY FAIR
THE CHENILLE SISTERS
Program Highlights: Joey begins his "Big Band Polka Countdown"; Woody starts his series of "Cliffhanger Waltzes"; Joey sings "Texas Sand" (Ep. 10)

Cycle 10: MARAUDERS OF THE COSMOS
Guests:
JAMIE HARTFORD
SKEETER DAVIS
TRACY NELSON
SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODE0
WYLIE GUSTAFSON (of "Wylie and the Wild West Show")
BAXTER BLACK
ALISON KRAUSS AND THE COX FAMILY
THE KATIE LAUER BAND
Program Highlights: Baxter Black's poem "Thunderwear"; Woody begins his series of rags on the fiddle; "Joey Plays The Blues" (Ep. 8); Joey begins his "30th Anniversary of the Beatles in America Polka Countdown."

Cycle 11: THE FLAMING NEWT OF DOOM! (A 4 episode story)
Guests: DA YOOPERS (Ep. 2)
THE CHENILLE SISTERS (Ep. 4)
Program Highlights: Joey begins his "National Cartoon Polka Countdown."

Cycle 12: THE BRIDGEWORKS OF TUMBLEWEED COUNTY (A 2 episode story)
Guests: HOLLY AND BARRY TASHIAN (Ep. 2)
Program Highlights: Joey begins his "National Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon Polka Countdown."

Cycle 13: THE GREAT HOT AIR BALLOON RACE (A 4 episode story)
Guest list unavailable.

Cycle 14: TITANIC II - THE SEQUEL! (A 2 episode story)
Guest:
JANIS IAN
Program Highlights: Janis sings "At Seventeen" in Episode 2, and Joey begins his "National Maritime Polka Countdown."

Cycle 15: WAR OF THE WORLDS (A 2 episode story)
Guest:
THE NEW MR. WIZARD DESIGNATE
Program Highlights: Joey begins his "National 'We Are Not Alone' Polka Countdown."

Cycle 16: SURVIVORS WHO WANT TO BE MILLIONAIRES BUT ARE THE WEAKEST LINK (A 2 episode story)
Guests:
THE HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
Program Highlights: Not available.

MISCELLANEOUS RIDERS RADIO THEATER EPISODES:
THE GLITCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS
LIVE BROADCAST (7/2/91)
LIVE BROADCAST (12/10/91)
NEW YEARS '92 SPECIAL (1992)
RRT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (1998)
RIDERS RADIO THEATER 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL

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