Category Archives: Radio Stations

This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: William Reynolds stars in “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, airing on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Two Beggars on Horseback” aired on Jan. 18, 1959

TWO BEGGARS ON HORSEBACK Original Airdate: January 18, 1959 Synopsis. Bret and Bart each carry a $10,000 draft from the Gannet Express Company, only to discover that the company is about to go bankrupt. But Jessamy Longacre (guest star Patricia Barry) … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Maverick and Juliet,” the second of two episodes featuring Carole Wells, aired on Jan. 17, 1960

MAVERICK AND JULIET Original Airdate: January 17, 1960 Synopsis. Maverick meets The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn meets Romeo and Juliet as Bret and Bart finds themselves embroiled in a bitter feud between two families.  Guest star Carole Wells (Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats) makes … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Cactus Switch,” featuring Edgar Buchanan and Fay Spain, aired on Jan. 15, 1961

THE CATCUS SWITCH Original Airdate: January 15, 1961 Synopsis. In Green River, Bart runs afoul of a husband-and-wife team of grifters and an escaped killer named Red Daniels.  “The Cactus Switch” was the fifth of five episodes featuring Edgar Buchanan, the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Dawn Wells: Next on TVC

Please join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a special two-hour tribute to Dawn Wells, airing Jan. 15-17 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 1/15 9am ET 6am PT Listen … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Gun-Shy,” the famous episode of MAVERICK that parodied GUNSMOKE, aired for the first time on Jan. 11, 1959

GUN-SHY Original Airdate: January 11, 1959 Synopsis. In Elwood, Kansas, Bret’s efforts to track down $500,000 in hidden gold run afoul of the town’s stalwart but dimwitted marshal, Mort Dooley.  The most famous episode of the original Maverick, “Gun-Shy” scored a … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Family Pride” aired on Jan. 8, 1961

FAMILY PRIDE Original Airdate: January 8, 1961 Synopsis. In New Mexico, Beau finds himself rivals with a trio of con artists who keep getting the best of him. “Family Pride” was the first of four episodes helmed by John Ainsworth, the … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dead Man’s Hand,” the conclusion of a two-part episode of the short-lived series YOUNG MAVERICK, aired on Jan. 2, 1980. Guest stars included James Woods and a pre-KNOTS LANDING Donna Mills

4./5. DEAD MAN’S HAND (Two-parter) Original Airdates: December 26, 1979 and January 2, 1980 Synopsis. Trouble ensues for Ben Maverick when he inherits a pat hand from a gambler who died during a high-stakes poker game. Young Maverick (CBS, 1979-1980) was … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Lost Christmas: Next on TVC

We’ll go back in time this weekend as part of a special holiday edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 25-27 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 12/25 9am ET 6am PT … Continue reading

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