Announcer Fred Foy, best known for his work on the radio and television versions of The Lone Ranger, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. According to The New York Times, Foy began working at radio station WXYZ in Detroit in 1942, was an announcer for Armed Forces Radio during World War II, and then returned to WXYZ, where he became announcer for “The Lone Ranger” radio show in 1948. The show, which began in 1933, aired until September of 1954. The television version debuted in 1949 and produced 221 episodes before going off the air in 1957.
Here’s an excerpt from Foy’s 2008 interview with the Archive of American Television in which he discusses The Lone Ranger: