Hal Peary and Willard Waterman appearing on Tom Mix OTR

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frontrowkid
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Hal Peary and Willard Waterman appearing on Tom Mix OTR

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How many of you ever heard the story of Hal Peary or Willard Waterman appearing on the old Tom Mix Ralston Straight Shooters program as Sheriff Mike Shaw? Not sure where I heard it but I think I saw it in Jim Harmon's book, "The Great Radio Heroes" which came out in about 1967. Not to dispute Mr. Harmon's creditability as a OTR historian, but this was perhaps the first book on the OTR radio heroes and was inclined to make mistakes. I have since checked John Dunning's book in which he says that Waterman denied playing the part in later interviews. I know he did some parts on the Whistler program in which he played the guy who somehow got involved in problems, and then tried to cover it up. The Whistler came out of Chicago on CBS and Tom Mix was also broadcast from Chicago on Mutual. The part of Mike Shaw was played by Leo Curley.
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