George Walsh, who became known as the voice of "Gunsmoke"

Walsh was one of several announcers who introduced the western series on CBS radio for nearly a decade then followed the show to television as its announcer. Beginning in 1952, Walsh opened the weekly series that was broadcast live on radio with these words: "Around Dodge City and in the territory out West, there's just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers, and that's with a U.S. marshal and the smell of 'Gunsmoke.' " The radio version of "Gunsmoke," which starred William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon, aired until 1961. Walsh, an announcer and a newscaster at KNX-AM (1070) from 1952 to 1986. LATimes Obit

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