On this program, we talk about Emil Franzi, the founder of this show. He passed away two years ago. He was a Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the Fourth of July. Included are segments from past shows we thought were among his best. https://voicesofthewest.net/MP3/Celebrating%20Franzi%20on%20Fourth%20of%20July_070619.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:Continue Reading

By Harry Alexander On Monday, July 10 there was a celebration of Emil Franzi’s life at a local club. More than 250 people–from both sides of the political aisle–came together to celebrate the late Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of the Southern Arizona News-Examiner. Franzi was also a student of the history of theContinue Reading

One of the many areas that Jerry Eagan hiked for his Apacheria columns By Jerry Eagan I heard this week from Harry Alexander, engineer for “Voices of the West,” that my friend Emil Franzi died June 7 of complications of his esophagus cancer. I was in a procedure, same morning,Continue Reading

John Komrada joins Bunker de France and Todd Roberts on today’s program. It was John who suggested the name of the program to the late Emil Franzi. And, the rest is history!

  We remember Voices of the West creator and host Emil Franzi. He passed away on June 7, 2017 at age 78. In studio are his friends and colleagues Joe Dreyfuss, Bunker de France and producer Harry Alexander. Also in studio is Franzi’s granddaughter, Julia. On the phone from HollywoodContinue Reading

  On today’s program, Bunker and Franzi talk about strong women in the Westerns. Highlighted is Susan Hayward.

  Back on the internet with a program featuring host Emil Franzi and co-hosts Bunker de France and Todd Roberts. The guest is Steve Boice, a co-founder of Horsen’ Around Rescue in southeast Arizona.

Franzi and Bunker De France talk with Candy Moulton, the Executive Director of the Western Writers of America about the up-coming book fair coming to Tucson in March and the western genre authors who will attend. Later in the program, the guys talk with Bobbie Young, the Administrator of theContinue Reading

Today’s program is a tribute to the late Bob Shelton, who took over the lease of Old Tucson from Pima County and turned it into the Number Two spot in the U.S. for filming Western movies and western television programs. See the story here. Franzi is on the phone for thisContinue Reading

The show is back after a much too long hiatus! The program is “airing” live on the internet every Saturday from 4p-5p Mountain Standard Time. You can catch it “live” or on the podcast at voicesofthewest.net. Joining Franzi is retired Hollywood stuntman and real live cowboy Bunker de France andContinue Reading