Fred Foy reported dead

Fred Foy reported dead

“Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear…”

The Lone Ranger was one of the great radio shows, with a rich mythology, and a distinctive sound.

Anyone who’s heard the show recognizes the unique style of delivery in the opening.  The voice who told us about that “fiery horse with the speed of light” belonged to Fred Foy.

It wasn’t just the timbre of his voice…it was the delivery.  The way he took the sentences down at the end brought an unusual gravitas and seriousness to it.  You knew the Lone Ranger was something important, just from that opening.

He later did announcer work for ABC, and announced the Dick Cavett Show and $20,000 Pyramid.

Radio Hall of Fame bio

Hear Fred Foy’s intro to the 1960s radio drama, Theater Five

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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