Ranger Headquarters

Ranger Headquarters
Big Pine National Forest, Knotty Pine

Sunday, September 28, 2014

RB113 Charlie's Nightmare

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of September 26, 2014 is
Charlie's Nightmare

An out-of-control missile is flying over Knotty Pine. It could fall from the sky at any time and explode!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

RB105 The Falling Giants

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of September 5, 2014 is
The Falling Giants

The Giant Pines are falling over without any explanation. Bill and the boys must find out what is happening before the forest is lost.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Working on new links list

Many of my files were saved on Zoomshare. That is now closed. I am working to move everything to Facebook. The Ranger Bill Show Summaries page with the shows listed in numerical order is now on the Ranger Bill page on Facebook. It is a PDF file you can view or download. The link to that file is working.
Also the Ranger Bill show photos are now on Facebook as well, and that link is correct and working.


Thanks for your patience as I make this changeover.

In Christ,
Ranger Dave

Wild Animal Care

One of our listeners wrote to remind us, especially the kids, that keeping wild animals as pets is usually not the right thing to do for the animal's health and well-being, and it's usually not legal in most states today. That's certainly something worth mentioning.

Ranger Dave

Friday, August 8, 2014

RB100 The Fur Thieves

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of August 8, 2014 is
The Fur Thieves

Big Moose McBain is a trapper in Ranger Bill’s district. His trapping lines are being robbed, and he can’t catch the thieves. He has two young sons to feed. He can’t afford to lose so many furs. So he calls in Bill and the boys to find the thieves before he’s ruined.

Friday, August 1, 2014

RB099 The Mystery of Bear Valley

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of August 2, 2014 is
The Mystery of Bear Valley

Ranger Bill is worried about the situation in Bear Valley National Park. Park visitors get far too close to the bears as they feed near the park road. But new problems crop up at the park. Bears are disappearing from the park. When Bill and the boys go to investigate, they find bears sleeping along the park road. What is going on and why?

Friday, July 25, 2014

RB-096 Jimmy's Christmas Miracle

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of July 26, 2014 is
Jimmy's Christmas Miracle

Little crippled Jimmy Benson needs hope to heal his injured legs that have him trapped in a wheelchair. Bill gives him that hope when he locates a specialist who thinks he can fix Jimmy’s injury. Bill needs help from the church to pay for the operation, but a board member blocks using church funds for this.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

RB094 The rogue Elephant

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of July 19, 2014 is
The Rogue Elephant

Long lost elephant Mahmud the Mighty attacks homes and farms. Circus owner Baxter B. Bixby offers to catch this animal now gone wild. Ranger Bill isn’t convinced that Mr. Bixby is qualified to capture any animal in the mountains, let alone a crazed elephant. Bixby has a plan to capture the beast, but Bill still isn’t sure it will work.

Friday, July 11, 2014

RB093 The River that Wasn't There

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of July 11, 2014 is
The River that Wasn't There

There is no drought, but the Rio Perdido River runs dry without explanation. A young lettuce farmer and a tough old cattle rancher are both in danger of losing everything without the river. Bill and the boys investigate and try to bring the river back. Henry may have the key to the problem in a book he’s studying.

Monday, July 7, 2014

RB092 The Return of Sitting Bull

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of July 7, 2014 is
The Return of Sitting Bull

An Indian student, the great-grandson of Sitting Bull, tries to share his Indian heritage on campus, but he is laughed at. The abuse and rejection is too much for him. He loses control and decides to take revenge for everything.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Ranger Bill, Henry, Stumpy, and Gray Wolf want to wish everyone a very happy and fun 4th of July!!!

Knotty Pine will have its annual 4th of July Parade this morning starting at 10 a.m. weather permitting. The parade forms at ranger headquarters goes up Main Street through the center of town. The parade ends at the Knotty Pine Cemetery on the north end of town with a short memorial for our fallen soldiers at noon. The memorial will go on rain or shine. Ranger Stumpy Jenkins will lead a 21 gun salute as part of the memorial.

Knotty Pine's 4th of July fireworks will begin this evening at 10 p.m. The show is guaranteed to light up the skies and rattle your windows! Food and glow sticks will be on sale before and during the fireworks display.

Please stop today and thank God for all the freedoms we enjoy here in America.

Programs on this Ranger Bill Player

Here is the playlist on our Ranger Bill player brought to us by Keys forKids.net:

Karen and Kids
Kids Corner

Paws and Tales
Red Rock Mysteries
The Pond
We Kids
His Kids Radio
RANGER BILL
Fables of Faith 
Storybook Room/Nature Corner
Moody Radio Theater


These shows are all available 24/7  and 365 days a year!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

RB090 The Vanishing Mummy

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 28, 2014 is
The Vanishing Mummy

 A truck in a convoy of archaeological artifacts breaks down just outside of Knotty Pine. The big truck is carrying a valuable mummy from Egypt. Bill and his rangers are in charge of guarding the mummy until the truck is repaired. Stumpy is leery of watching this “old pile of bandages”. Mr. Peabody, the convoy director, is not happy about leaving the valuable mummy in Knotty Pine.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

RB089 The Whispering Cave

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 21, 2014 and the first week of summer is
The Whispering Cave

Bill and Gray Wolf help an Indian brave, Running Fox, share Christ with his dying father, Chief White Feather, and with his tribe. He is the only Christian in his tribe. His brother Arrow Hand is opposed to any mention of Jesus around their dying father.

Friday, June 13, 2014

RB088 Old Faithful

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 14, 2014 is
Old Faithful

Stumpy’s horse, Matilda, breaks a leg while out on the trail. Bill doesn’t think they can get her to a vet safely. She saved Stumpy’s life, but he may not be able to save hers.

Friday, June 6, 2014

RB087 The White Fields

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of June 7, 2014 is
The White Fields

It is harvest time in the wheat fields around Central City. But a bad flu epidemic has kept many of the farmers out of the fields at this critical time. Ranger Bill sends 3 of his rangers to help with the harvest. One of those rangers considers a career change as he does the harvesting work.

Friday, May 30, 2014

RB086 Tiger Cat

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 31, 2014 is
Tiger Cat

A big cat is seen in backyards around Knotty Pine. Residents panic as news gets around of the unwanted invader. Some say it is 10 or even 15 feet long! Neighbors are getting out their guns to go hunting for the big fella. Can Bill and his rangers corral this tiger cat before someone gets hurt or even killed?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Blessed Memorial Day!

A good and blessed Memorial Day to everyone, especially those who serve or have served in the military.

Friday, May 23, 2014

RB085 The Deep Country

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for Memorial Day Weekend and the week of May 24, 2014 is
The Deep Country

Col. Anders and his wife get lost in the deep country while they are on vacation. The colonel’s assistant tells the Anders’ daughter that her parents are missing. Those two and the folks who live in the deep country make Bill’s job of finding the Anders nearly impossible.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Keys for Kids Radio Line-up and More...

If you are looking for good Christian children's programs then go no further than our HisKids.net player. Besides RANGER BILL there are several great, entertaining kids programs both new and classics on their play list. Here is what you will find on our HisKids.net player:

Karen and Kids
Kids Corner
Paws and Tales
Red Rock Mysteries
The Pond
We Kids

Ranger Bill
Fables of Faith
Storybook Room/Nature Corner with Uncle Bob
Moody Radio Theater- Stories of Great Christians

And all these programs are available right here at the Ranger Bill Fan Club online 24/7. There are new episodes every week!!!

And if your local radio station has dropped your favorite children's program, I'll help you find it on the web.
how about Sailor Sam (sailor-sam.blogspot.com)
or find Adventures in Odyssey at Whit's End (www.whitsend.org)
Just ask. I'll help you find it.

Yours in Christ,
Ranger Dave

Saturday, May 17, 2014

RB084 The Flying Game Warden

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 17, 2014 is
The Flying Game Warden

Bill gets the chance to try an “easier” job when Arnie Nelson goes on a month’s vacation. Arnie is the game warden in Bill’s district. Arnie gets to spend the day sitting in the pilot’s seat flying. But the Bixon brothers are expert poachers who make life difficult for game wardens.

Friday, May 9, 2014

10 Fathoms Deep

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 10, 2014 is
Ten Fathoms Deep

There’s lots of both fun and trouble at the Knotty Pine Ice Festival. Bill and his rangers serve as safety officers for all of the sporting events. There is skiing, toboggan runs, ice carving and more. But the most anticipated event is the ice fishing. Bill has managed to keep the festival accident free for the last couple of years. Can his safety record stay in tact?

Friday, May 2, 2014

RB082 Mr. Sunshine

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of May 3, 2014 is
Mr. Sunshine

Retired gentleman, Herman Weber, shares his love and his faith all around Knotty Pine. Unfortunately, a few of the town’s citizens are offended by Herman’s gentle and kindhearted evangelism. Also he’s hiding an important secret about himself that not even Ranger Bill knows.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Road to Fame" questions

What did Todd's dad do?
answer: He was a dentist.
21 out of 24 got that right. Nice job.

What do Todd and the Major take apart?
Answer: a a mortar dudd
19 of 21 got that right!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

RB081 The Tugboat Cowboy

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 25, 2014 is
The Tugboat Cowboy

Bob “Unc” Mitchell and his nephew Dick fight over their tugboat business. Bob wants to get out of the business before he starts losing money. Dick wants to stay and try out some of his new ideas.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from Knotty Pine!!!!

Ranger Bill, Henry, Stumpy, and Gray Wolf want to wish everyone a Blessed and Joyous Easter Sunday!!!!
God bless you today!!!

He is Risen!
He is Risen, indeed!!!
Alleluia!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

RB080 The Road to Fame

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 19, 2014 is
The Road to Fame

RB-080 – The Road to Fame – Young Todd Dahlgren looks for fame the “easy” way, by becoming the town troublemaker. Todd’s dad is fed up with him but doesn't know what to do. Uncle Sam may have a cure for Todd’s bad attitude – Todd’s in the U.S. Army! Even Todd’s commander has his hands full with the boy. Ranger Bill may have an idea or two on how to change Todd’s attitude.


Friday, April 11, 2014

RB078 The Outsider

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 12, 2014 is
The Outsider

Skinny, the new boy in town, is trying to make friends with a gang. The gang ends up killing dozens of birds, and Skinny is a witness. Folks in Knotty Pine are furious. Bill must act quickly to stop this senseless violence.

Friday, April 4, 2014

RB077 Henry's Bus Trip

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of April 5, 2014 is
Henry's Bus Trip

Henry is taking a long-distance bus trip home to Knotty Pine. He meets the Cavanaugh family and several other of the bus passengers. It’s getting dark and the mountain roads are getting rough, winding, and narrow. Rains have caused landslides, damaging the road and trapping the bus.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

RB075 Rabies Scare

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 29, 2014 is
Rabies Scare

Bill and Henry find and shoot a fox and a wolf, both with rabies. Even more rabid animals threaten the lives of Knotty Pines residents. School is in session. Bill must find a way to protect the school children from being bitten.

Friday, March 21, 2014

RB074 The Ranger Factory

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 22, 2014 is
The Ranger Factory

Bill takes temporary command of the Ranger School while the headmaster is on vacation. Bill must deal with three new recruits who have fears to overcome. Will Bill be able to make rangers out of these men? Will Bill survive 30 days in the Ranger Factory?

Friday, March 14, 2014

RB073 The End of the Rope

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 15, 2014 is
The End of the Rope

Two young boys, Bart Norton and Jeff Murdock, come to Knotty Pine for a vacation. The boys have strict orders to only do what Bill and Henry say is safe. The two get bored and decide to climb a dangerous cliff. No good can come from this decision.


Friday, March 7, 2014

RB072 The Clown of Blue Lake

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 8, 2014 is
The Clown of Blue Lake

Ben Stout and Pop run the lodge at Blue Lake. A mysterious creature is attacking tourists all around the lodge. Folks aren't safe in the water or on land. And they are beginning to believe that this is some sort of monster. Ben calls in Bill and Stumpy to get rid of this not-so-funny clown of Blue Lake.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

RB071 A Dog's Worst Enemy

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of March 1, 2014 is
A Dog's Worst Enemy

Several dogs get sick and die suddenly in Knotty Pine. Their owners and most people in Knotty Pine are furious about it. They want the man who did this caught - NOW. Mailman Abe is accused of killing dogs.


Friday, February 21, 2014

RB070 Houseboat Charlie

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 22, 2014 is
Houseboat Charlie

Houseboat Charlie has been ferrying folks back and forth across the Shady River longer than anyone can remember. He’s survived outlaws and Indian attacks, heat, fires and more. Bill wants him to dock the ferry until the heavy rains and flooding stops, but Charlie isn’t about to let a little rain scare him.

Friday, February 14, 2014

RB069 Earthquake

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 15, 2014 is
Earthquake

Bill and Ralph enjoy watching the construction of a new office building. Then an earthquake strikes Knotty Pine causing fairly minor damage. More quakes are forecast. Bill thinks the town’s disaster teams need more training. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

RB068 Hot Fire

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 8, 2014 is
Hot fire

Stan Woods’ procrastination causes big problems for Bill. Stan won’t take the time to clear brush from in front of his company’s caves. The caves are used to store explosives. Wild fires threaten the caves as well as Bill’s firefighters.

Friday, January 31, 2014

RB067 The Book Farmer



Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of February 1, 2014 is
The Book Farmer

A young man returns to the family farm after completing his college education. He wants to put what he has learned into practice on the farm, but dad doesn't want anything to do with his son’s new-found insights.

Friday, January 24, 2014

RB066 The Blessings of Snow

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of January 25, 2014 is
The Blessings of Snow

The Big Prairie region is suffering from a long, hard drought. The farmers there are ready give up and quit farming. The area hasn't seen a significant rain or a lasting snowfall in several years. No one can believe that a deep, lasting snowfall is coming let alone a dangerous one - with blessings.

Friday, January 17, 2014

RB065 The Cat in the Wall

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of January 18, 2014 is
The Cat in the Wall

Stumpy’s neighbor Beulah Lindstrom thinks Stumpy is try to steal her cat Blackie. She insists that Blackie has crawled inside the walls of Stumpy’s house. She wants Blackie back at any cost – to Stumpy’s house! And we get to hear from Bill’s mom in this adventure.

Friday, January 10, 2014

RB064 Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of January 11, 2014 is
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

It’s late winter in Knotty Pine. Winter is just beginning to loosen its grip, and the snow is starting to melt. Bill, Henry, Stumpy, and Gray Wolf take a trip upriver to see the construction of the new dam. The construction foreman is as proud as a peacock of the money he saved on motors for the dam. But will there be other costs to these cheap motors?

Friday, January 3, 2014

RB063 The Big Headache

Our His Kids Radio webcast of Ranger Bill
for the week of January 4, 2014 is
The Big Headache

Ranger Brad suffers from severe headaches. He won’t see a doctor, so Bill grounds him from flying. Brad wants to fly, headaches or no headaches. Another severe headache while in the air could cost him his job - or his life.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bill hits another milestone - 60 years on US airwaves!!!

Ranger Bill reaches another milestone in 2014. He's celebrating 60 years on the air nationally, and now with the help of His Kids Radio Ranger Bill is webcast over Internet, internationally. Bill's been on the air nationally since the fall of 1954 - October 4, 1954 to be exact.
Ranger Bill began as a 15-minute radio program aired on WMBI back in 1950. Bill was heard on Monday afternoons by those Chicago-area kids. A single adventure would last 3 or 4 weeks or more. His first two adventures were the "Pendleton Valley Fire" and "The Missing Buffalo Herd".
Interest in Ranger Bill grew. So in 1953 Bill became a 30-minute program aired on Saturday mornings. Each week brought a new Ranger Bill adventure over radios in Chicago. Interest in Ranger Bill continued to grow, and in the fall of 1954, the cry of "Ranger Bill - Warrior of the Woodland" was heard over radios all across the United States.
Let's have a little fun with this 60th anniversary. Record your best impression of Bill or Stumpy or any other Ranger Bill character and e-mail it to rangerbillclub@aol.com. and I'll post it here. You might also try doing an entire Ranger Bill opening (there are 2). Send your mp3 audio, and I will post it!!!
Thanks. And Enjoy!