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In June 1932, [[George W. Trendle]], the owner of radio station [[WXYZ]], decided to drop network affiliation and produce his own radio programs. Jim Jewell was hired as the dramatic director for the radio station. He supplied the actors from his own repertory company, the "Jewell Players".
 
In June 1932, [[George W. Trendle]], the owner of radio station [[WXYZ]], decided to drop network affiliation and produce his own radio programs. Jim Jewell was hired as the dramatic director for the radio station. He supplied the actors from his own repertory company, the "Jewell Players".
   
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Jewell was part of the station staff that worked out the original concepts for ''The [[Lone Ranger]]''. Jewell is also credited for selecting ''The [[William Tell Overture]]'' as the theme music for the series. "[[Kemosabe]]", Tonto's greeting to the masked Ranger, was derived from the name of a boys' camp owned by Jewell's father-in-law Charles W. Yeager. Camp Kee-Mo-Sah-Bee operated from 1911 until 1941 on Mullet Lake south of Mackinac, Michigan. After the radio show became popular, Yeager held "Lone Ranger Camps" at his camp.
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Jewell was part of the station staff that worked out the original concepts for ''The [[Lone Ranger]]''. Jewell is also credited for selecting ''[[The William Tell Overture]]'' as the theme music for the series. "[[Kemosabe]]", Tonto's greeting to the masked Ranger, was derived from the name of a boys' camp owned by Jewell's father-in-law Charles W. Yeager. Camp Kee-Mo-Sah-Bee operated from 1911 until 1941 on Mullet Lake south of Mackinac, Michigan. After the radio show became popular, Yeager held "Lone Ranger Camps" at his camp.
   
 
Jewell produced, directed and occasionally wrote many of the early episodes for ''The Lone Ranger'' and ''The Green Hornet''. He was the director for both series from their beginning up until 1938.
 
Jewell produced, directed and occasionally wrote many of the early episodes for ''The Lone Ranger'' and ''The Green Hornet''. He was the director for both series from their beginning up until 1938.

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