The Lone Ranger is an American radio and television show created by George W. Trendle and developed by Fran Striker.
The title character is a masked Texas Ranger in the American Old West, who gallops about righting injustices with the aid of his clever, Indian sidekick, Tonto. On white horse Silver, the Ranger would say "Hi-yo, Silver, away!" as the horse galloped toward the setting sun. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...tune in www.RADIOthen.com for many episodes:
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Fran Striker (born Francis Hamilton Striker; August 19, 1903 – September 4, 1962) was an American writer for radio and comics, best known for creating the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon characters.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Striker attended Lafayette High School and the University of Buffalo, where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. He dropped out of college, first serving a brief stint in New York City with an amateur theatrical company. Returning to Buffalo, he joined the staff of radio station WEBR (now WDCZ), working as an announcer. In 1929, he moved to WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as announcer and continuity writer and wrote his first radio drama script, a biography of Stephen Foster. Lured back to WEBR as station manager, Striker wrote material ranging from skits to half-hour mysteries and Western scripts.