Sam Buffington played the title character in this short-lived adult western series from CBS Radio, which ran from February 23 through June 15, 1958 for a total of sixteen episodes. The quality of theshow was high but its timing was unfortunate -- the ever-rising popularity of television killed this and manyother radio programs.
Luke Slaughter is a Civil War calvery man turned Arzona cattleman, a hard-as-nails character who is determined to succeed in a very tough business. A man to be respected or feared, depending on which side of the law you were on. A man of vision. A man of legend. Junius Matthews plays Slaughter's sidekick, Wichita.
In this first episode, Slaughter agrees to drive a herd of cattle from Mexico to Tombstone despite banditos and rustlers and spies among Slaughter's own men.