Bear Trap (Aired November 2, 1949)
The program was an adventure series about Sergeant William Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his lead sled dog, Yukon King, as they fought evildoers in the Northern wilderness during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Preston, according to radio historian Jim Harmon, first joined the Mounties to capture his father's killer, and when he was successful he was promoted to Sergeant. Preston worked under the command of Inspector Conrad, and in the early years was often assisted by a French-Canadian guide named Pierre. Preston's staunchest ally, who was arguably the true star of the show and indeed often did more work than he did, was the brave Alaskan husky, Yukon King.
November 2, 1949. ABC network. "Bear Trap". Sponsored by: Quaker (Bugs Bunny comic books premium). The script was previously used on "The Challenge Of The Yukon" on September 4, 1945. Paul Sutton, Jay Michael (announcer), George W. Trendle (creator, producer), Fred Flo