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here to listen to Straight Arrow on WKIC (1949)
It was the days before television. Between 1948 and 1951,
kids in Hazard listened to Straight Arrow, a Western starring
Steve Adams. To friends and neighbors alike, Steve Adams appeared to be nothing more
than the young owner of the Broken Bow cattle spread. But when danger threatened innocent
people...and when evil doers plotted against justice...then Steve Adams disappeared and in
his place came a mysterious Indian...wearing the dress and war paint of a Comanche, riding
the great golden palomino, Fury...galloping out of the darkness to take up the cause of
law and order throughout the West. He was the legendary Straight Arrow. While
the Lone Ranger had a secret silver mine, Straight Arrow had a secret gold cave. Here he
kept his horse, "Fury", and his Comanche weapons, attire, and war paint.
For a time the program alternated with Bobby Benson and the B-Bar-B Riders on
Arrow was broadcast as a 30-minute episode three times a week until February 1950 and then
it went to twice a week until the show ended in June 1951. Every episode started out with
its distinctive signature: Milt Charles would imitate a tom-tom drum on his organ.
Howard Culver played the lead role of Straight Arrow. He died in 1984.