LUKE SLAUGHTER OF TOMBSTONE: DUEL ON THE TRAIL (FEBRUARY 23, 1958)
Luke Slaughter of Tombstone was a short-lived (only 16 episodes) half-hour CBS radio western that ran in 1958. Sam Buffington starred as the Civil War calvaryman turned Arizona cattleman. His sidekick Wichita was played by Junius Matthews. Good writing and acting should have made this series a big hit, but with the popularity of television overtaking that of radio, as well as Buffington's death by suicide at age twenty-nine, decreed otherwise.
"Duel on the Trail" was the first episode in the series. Despite threats from rustlers and having a spy in his ranks, Slaughter vows to bring a cattle herd to Tombstone.