Children’s Radio Programs

old_radioFundamentalist children who were born after 1954 may recognize these words…

“Ranger Bill, Warrior of the Woodland, struggling against extreme odds, traveling dangerous trails, fighting the many enemies of nature. This is the job of the guardian of the forest, Ranger Bill. Pouring rain, freezing cold, blistering heat, snows, floods, bears, rattlesnakes, mountain lions. Yes, all this in exchange for the satisfaction and pride of a job well done.”

Ranger Bill was just one of a host of children’s radio programs that began in the 1950’s and continue to be rebroadcast to the present day. Keys for Kids with Uncle Charlie, Story Time with ‘Aunt B’, Uncle Bob’s Nature Corner…the list goes on and on.

These radio programs taught lessons such as the evils of television, gambling, lying, stealing, and other various and sundry moral ills. All accompanied by the dramatic effects of an electric organ that would do any soap opera proud.

Don’t knock it. For fundy kids, Saturday mornings around the radio were some of the happiest times of the week.


6 Responses to Children’s Radio Programs

  1. JTR says:

    Idiotic. I never heard of any of these. You are a moron.

  2. Jen says:

    JTR, you must have grown-up NOWHERE near a Christian radio station. Or else you’re 12.

    Sorry about my Ranger Bill comment on the Sugar Creek Gang post – I read this one after I read that one.

  3. sarahbereza says:

    i haven’t heard that show in years…and I can still rattle off the opening lines without thinking…

  4. Gabi says:

    Oh wow… I grew up pentecostal, and I STILL know that intro.

  5. redbeard says:

    I LOVE IT! With the same guy playing Ranger Bill and that old guy? Priceless 🙂
    How about Children’s Bible Hour? With Uncle Charlie? “And now it’s time for another oddly peppy group of children singing some very catchy songs!”

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