Each week, George Walsh stood at a microphone at Columbia Square in Hollywood and spoke these words to the CBS Radio Network:
"Around Dodge City, and in the territory on West, there's just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers. And that's with a U.S. marshall and the smell of Gunsmoke."
Walsh continued to work at Columbia Square doing news for KNX until his retirement 19 years ago.
Former KNX/LA, "Gunsmoke" Voice George Walsh Dies
Condolences to family and friends of longtime former KNX-A/LOS ANGELES announcer and newscaster GEORGE WALSH, who died on DECEMBER 5 of congestive heart failure in MONTEREY PARK, CA at 88, the family has informed the LOS ANGELES TIMES. WALSH was the announcer for the CBS network's original radio version of "GUNSMOKE" from 1952 to 1955 and continued as the show's announcer when it moved to TV; he was an announcer and newscaster on KNX through 1986.