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"Riders Radio Theater" Collection

Accession Numbers

89-04 et. al., 89-041

Type of Material

Scripts, Manuscripts Materials, Sound Recordings

 

Physical Description

 2.25 linear feet, including 26 audio cassettes (TCA-0126A/Z)

Dates

1988-1993

Abstract (Descriptive Summary)

This collection includes printed materials and scripts for most of the programs of the Riders Radio Theater taped by the musical group Riders in the Sky between April 1989 and March 1993 annotated by sound effects wrangler Big Zeno Clinker (Bruce Nemerov) and audio tapes of all programs aired between October 8, 1988 and September 30, 1989.

 

Access/Restrictions

Audio tapes subject to copyright stipulations and permission by donor.

 

Provenance and Acquisition Information:

Donated by Bruce Nemerov of Murfreesboro, Tennessee in twelve installments: March 1990 (89-041), June 1990 (89-100), August 1990 (90-007), October 1990 (90-019), April 1991 (90-060), June 1991 (90-092), January 1992 (91-031, 91-048), February 1992 (91-048), March 1992 (91-048), January 1993 (92-059), February 1993 (92-059), and March 1993 (92-059).

 

Scope and Content

This collection includes two series: scripts for most of the programs taped between April 1989 and March 1993 annotated by sound effects wrangler Big Zeno Clinker and audio tapes of all programs aired between October 8, 1988 and September 30, 1989 (note that air dates are normally some weeks later than taping dates). Series I also includes scripts from several 1989 promo spots, 1989 and 1990 holiday specials, and a fund-raising program taped in November of 1991, as well as other printed material related to Riders and/or the radio show.

Series Description

Series I. Scripts

 

This series consists primarily of Riders Radio Theater scripts annotated by sound effects wrangler Big Zeno Clinker, including episodes 34, 35, and 39-52 of the programs taped in 1989 in Nashville, Tennessee; all episodes of the programs taped January 1990-March 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the scripts of a 1989 Christmas special, a 1990 New Year's special, and a 1991 fundraising show also taped in Cincinnati. There are multiple versions of some pages of some scripts and duplicate scripts of shows 39 and 40 of the 1989 season annotated by Woody Paul.

 

Also included are scripts for two promo spots for the 1989 season; the script for an animated audio visual for IABC 1990 Bronze Quill Awards, February 12, 1990; and programs for the 1990 and fall 1992 Riders Radio Theater tapings.

 

Scripts for the regular series are arranged first by year, then by program number. Other program scripts (e.g. Christmas special, fundraiser) are filed at the end of the year in which they were taped.

The 1989 promotional scripts, the 1990 IABC script, and the 1990 and 1992 programs are filed at the beginning of the appropriate year.

 

Series II. Audio tapes (TCA-0126A/Z)

 

This series consists of copies of audio tapes of all of the programs broadcast over WPLN from October 8, 1988 and September 30, 1989. Information on most, but not all of the shows, including guests, sketches, and music performed, copied from the j-cards on the original tapes is available in paper format in the Centers reading room. Please contact Center staff for more information.

 

Collection Contents (Folder/Box List)

Box # Folder # Description

Box 1 Scripts May 1989 [1990]

  • Folder 1 Scripts: 1989; May 27, 1989, Show #34
  • Folder 2 Scripts: June 3, 1989, Show #35
  • Folder 3 Scripts: July 1, 1989, Show #39
  • Folder 4 Scripts: July 8, 1989, Show #40
  • Folder 5 Scripts: undated [1989], Show #41; Schedule as of June 6, 1989
  • Folder 6 Scripts: undated [1989], Show #42; Schedule Sept. 1989 April 1990
  • Folder 7 Scripts: undated [1989], Show #43
  • Folder 8 Scripts: undated [1989], Show #44
  • Folder 9 Scripts: undated [1989], Show #45
  • Folder 10 Scripts: August 19, 1989, Show #46
  • Folder 11 Scripts: August 26, 1989, Show #47
  • Folder 12 Scripts: September 2, 1989, Show #48
  • Folder 13 Scripts: September 9, 1989, Show #49
  • Folder 14 Scripts: September 16, 1989, Show #50
  • Folder 15 Scripts: September 23, 1989, Show #51
  • Folder 16 Scripts: September 30, 1989, Show #52
  • Folder 17 Scripts: December 1, 1989, Christmas show; Itinerary, November 27, 1989
  • Folder 18 Program; Initial draft of script for IABC 1990 Bronze Quill Awards, Feb. 12, 1990
  • Folder 19 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-1
  • Folder 20 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-2
  • Folder 21 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-3
  • Folder 22 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-4
  • Folder 23 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-5; Song lyrics
  • Folder 24 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-6
  • Folder 25 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-7
  • Folder 26 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-8

 

Box 2 Scripts March 1990 November 1990

  • Folder 1 Scripts: March 19, 1990, Show #90-9
  • Folder 2 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-10
  • Folder 3 Scripts: March 21, 1990, Show #90-11
  • Folder 4 Scripts: March 21, 1990, Show # 90-12
  • Folder 5 Scripts: April 23, [1990], Show #90-13
  • Folder 6 Scripts: April 23, [1990], Show #90-14
  • Folder 7 Scripts: April 24, [1990], Show #90-15
  • Folder 8 Scripts: April 24, [1990], Show #90-16
  • Folder 9 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-17
  • Folder 10 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-18
  • Folder 11 Scripts: May 8, [1990], Show #90-19
  • Folder 12 Scripts: May 8, [1990], Show #90-20
  • Folder 13 Scripts: June 11, 1990, Show #90-21
  • Folder 14 Scripts: June 11, 1990, Show #90-22
  • Folder 15 Scripts: June 12, 1990, Show #90-23
  • Folder 16 Scripts: June 12, 1990, Show #90-24
  • Folder 17 Scripts: August 17, [1990], Show #90-25
  • Folder 18 Scripts: August 17, [1990], Show #90-26
  • Folder 19 Scripts: August 18, [1990], Show # 90-27
  • Folder 20 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-28
  • Folder 21 Scripts: September 10, 1990, Show #90-29
  • Folder 22 Scripts: September 10, 1990, Show #90-30
  • Folder 23 Scripts: September 11, 1990, Show #90-31
  • Folder 24 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-32
  • Folder 25 Scripts: October 22, 1990, Show #90-33
  • Folder 26 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-34
  • Folder 27 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-35
  • Folder 28 Scripts: undated [1990], Show #90-36
  • Folder 29 Scripts: November 28, 1990, Show #90-37
  • Folder 30 Scripts: November 28, 1990, Show #90-38

 

Box 3 Scripts November 1990 [1991]

  • Folder 1 Scripts: November 29, 1990, Show #90-39
  • Folder 2 Scripts: November 29, 1990, New Years Special Show
  • Folder 3 Scripts: January 20, 1991, Show #91-1
  • Folder 4 Scripts: January 20, 1991, Show #91-2
  • Folder 5 Scripts: January 21, 1991, Show #91-3
  • Folder 6 Scripts: January 21, 1991, Show #91-4
  • Folder 7 Scripts: February 18, 1991, Show #91-5
  • Folder 8 Scripts: February 18, 1991, Show #91-6
  • Folder 9 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-7
  • Folder 10 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-8
  • Folder 11 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-9
  • Folder 12 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-10
  • Folder 13 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-11
  • Folder 14 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-12
  • Folder 15 Scripts: April 22, 1991, Show #91-13
  • Folder 16 Scripts: April 22, 1991, Show #91-14
  • Folder 17 Scripts: April 23, 1991, Show #91-15
  • Folder 18 Scripts: April 23, 1991, Show #91-16
  • Folder 19 Scripts: May 6, 1991, Show #91-17
  • Folder 20 Scripts: May 6, 1991, Show #91-18
  • Folder 21 Scripts: May 7, 1991, Show #91-19
  • Folder 22 Scripts: May 7, 1991, Show #91-20
  • Folder 23 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-21
  • Folder 24 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-22
  • Folder 25 Scripts: undated [1991], Show # 91-23
  • Folder 26 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-24
  • Folder 27 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-25
  • Folder 28 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-26
  • Folder 29 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-27
  • Folder 30 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-28

 

Box 4 Scripts October 1991 March 1992

  • Folder 1 Scripts: October 8, 1991, Show #91-29
  • Folder 2 Scripts: October 8, 1991, Show #91-30
  • Folder 3 Scripts: October 9, 1991, Show #91-31
  • Folder 4 Scripts: October 9, 1991, Show #91-32
  • Folder 5 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-33
  • Folder 6 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-34
  • Folder 7 Scripts: October 29, 1991, Show # 91-35
  • Folder 8 Scripts: October 29, 1991, Show #91-36
  • Folder 9 Scripts: November 18, 1991, Show #91-37
  • Folder 10 Scripts: November 18, 1991, Show #91-38
  • Folder 11 Scripts: November 19, 1991, Show #91-39
  • Folder 12 Scripts: undated [1991], Show #91-40, Fund Raising Special
  • Folder 13 Souvenir booklet, Fall 1992; Scripts, January 20, 1992, Show #92-1
  • Folder 14 Scripts: January 20, 1992, Show #92-2
  • Folder 15 Scripts: January 21, 1992, Show # 92-3
  • Folder 16 Scripts: January 21, 1992, Show #92-4
  • Folder 17 Scripts: February 17, 1992, Show #92-5
  • Folder 18 Scripts: February 17, 1992, Show #92-6
  • Folder 19 Scripts: February 18, 1992, Show #92-7
  • Folder 20 Scripts: February 18, 1992, Show #92-8
  • Folder 21 Scripts: March 11, 1992, Show #92-9
  • Folder 22 Scripts: undated [1992], Show #92-10
  • Folder 23 Scripts: undated [1992], Show #92-11
  • Folder 24 Scripts: March 13, 1992, Show #92-12
  • Folder 25 Scripts: March 13, 1992, Show #92-13

Box 5 Scripts September 1992 March 1993

 

  • Folder 1 Scripts: September 17, 1992, Show #92-14
  • Folder 2 Scripts: September 17, 1992, Show #92-15
  • Folder 3 Scripts: September 18, 1992, Show #92-16
  • Folder 4 Scripts: September 18, 1992, Show #92-17
  • Folder 5 Scripts: October 20, 1992, Show #92-18
  • Folder 6 Scripts: October 20, 1992, Show #92-19
  • Folder 7 Scripts: October 21, 1992, Show #92-20
  • Folder 8 Scripts: October 21, 1992, Show #92-21
  • Folder 9 Scripts: November 15, 1992, Show #92-22
  • Folder 10 Scripts: November 16, 1992, Show #92-23
  • Folder 11 Scripts: November 16, 1992, Show #93-24
  • Folder 12 Scripts: November 17, 1992, Show #92-25
  • Folder 13 Scripts: November 17, 1992, Show #92-26
  • Folder 14 Scripts: January 12, 1993, Show #93-1
  • Folder 15 Scripts: January 12, 1993, Show #93-2
  • Folder 16 Scripts: January 13, 1993, Show #93-3
  • Folder 17 Scripts: January 13, 1993, Show #93-4
  • Folder 18 Scripts: February 10, 1993, Show #93-5
  • Folder 19 Scripts: February 10, 1993, Show #93-6
  • Folder 20 Scripts: February 11, 1993, Show #93-7
  • Folder 21 Scripts: February 11, 1993, Show #93-8
  • Folder 22 Scripts: March 22, 1993, Show #93-9
  • Folder 23 Scripts: March 23, 1993, Show #93-10
  • Folder 24 Scripts: March 23, 1993, Show #93-11, with song lyrics
  • Folder 25 Scripts: March 24, 1993, Show #93-12
  • Folder 26 Scripts: March 24, 1993, Show #93-13

 

Materials Cataloged Separately

Audio cassette tapes (TCA-0126A/Z)

 

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series: 1. Scripts for the regular series arranged first by year, then by program number; other program scripts (e.g. Christmas special, fundraiser) are filed at the end of the year in which they were taped; the 1989 promotional scripts, the 1990 IABC script, and the 1990 and 1992 programs are filed at the beginning of the appropriate year. 2. Audio tapes arranged by format, then by tape number.

 

Location

Series I is filed by the original accession number (89-041) with other manuscript groups. Series II is filed first by format, then by tape number in the audio visual archives.

 

Related Materials

See also "Riders in the Sky" biographical vertical file and a photograph of an earlier incarnation of the group in the biographical iconographic file.

 

 

Description

2.25 l. f. (radio scripts) including 26 audio tapes (TCA-0126A/Z) of the Riders in the Sky musical and comedy act on the Riders Radio Theater for the public radio stations. Sound effects wrangler Big Zeno Clinker (Bruce Nemerov) annotated the scripts. The j-cards from the original tapes were used instead of making an audio log. These j-cards have information on the guests, sketches, and music performed on most, but not all shows.

Publisher

Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Subject(s)

Riders in the Sky, Radio comedies, Cowboys - song and music, Western swing music

Creators

Nemerov, Bruce

Authors

Green, Doug (Ranger Doug), Chrisman, Paul (Woody Paul), LaBour, Fred (Too Slim), Miskulin, Joey (Joey the Cow Polka King), Nemerov, Bruce (Big Zeno Clinker), Arwood, Steve (Texas

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