Those of us who listened to The Lone Ranger in the Forties and early Fifties knew this man's voice as well as we knew the voice of Brace Beemer. This is Fred Foy, the announcer of The Lone Ranger radio program. How many of us can still recite the program "intro" - word for word - from memory?
Take a few moments now, sit back and listen as Fred introduces the program one more time for our listening pleasure.
Fred Foy began his broadcasting career in 1940 at WMBC/Detroit. Two years
later he joined Detroit's legendary WXYZ.
In World War II, he served in a U. S. Army Special Services Unit/Armed Forces
Radio, stationed in Cairo. While there he worked with Jack Benny and Nelson
Eddy, among others.
Fred became the announcer/ narrator for The Lone Ranger radio program in 1948. He remained in that position through the last live broadcast - Sept. 3, 1954.
I believe that most “old time radio” fans will agree with me that Fred’s introduction of The Lone Ranger is the most recognized program “intro” in American radio.
On March 29, 1954 Fred filled in for Brace Beemer and played the part of The Lone Ranger for the program - "Burly Scott's Sacrifice". Brace was suffering from a case of laryngitis.
On November 15, 1946 he also played the part of Jim Miller in "Jim Miller's Return" and turned in a fine performance as an actor.
He was also heard on The Green Hornet and The Challenge of the Yukon at various times and served as announcer for the Dick Cavett Show for a time.
Fred Foy was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.