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JUL 13, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NC man had roles on radio version of 'Lone Ranger'

Years later, when Flippo was a student at Wayne University (now Wayne State) in Detroit, Mich., he performed on the original "Lone Ranger" radio show — the same one he had listened to as a kid — at Detroit radio station WXYZ, where the program was broadcast live. From time to time, the radio station would call seeking students in the class to perform bit parts on various radio programs, and Flippo — who had a deep, resonant voice and had once dreamed of becoming a sportscaster — signed up. Flippo even worked with Brace Beemer, the radio actor who made a name for himself performing as the ... Read More

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