The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand
tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it.
Radio Shows -- 1942 to 1958
The Cisco Kid rode onto the Mutual airwaves on October 2, 1942, in a series that starred the versatile
Jackson Beck as "O. Henry's beloved badman who rides the romantic trail that leads sometimes to adventure,
often to danger, but always to beautiful senoritas." Cisco and his partner Pancho rode off the Mutual trail
on December 14, 1945, but the characters returned to the airwaves two years later in a new version that
was broadcast over the Don Lee Pacific Coast Network. Jack Mather and Harry Lang (later replaced by Mel Blanc)
portrayed Cisco and Pancho in the later series, which ran for a decade and more than 600 episodes.
The radio episodes ended with one or the other of them making a corny joke about the adventure they had just completed. They would laugh, saying, "'oh, Pancho!" "'oh, Cisco!", before galloping off, while laughing
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