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Weekend OTR: Big Town – The Angel of the Street

By: 12 November 2010 2 Comments

Wilson? The racket busting newsie. So that’s who you are!

I don’t know about you, but this was a heck of a long week.

Ah, but it’s the weekend (almost), so what better way is there to kick it off than with a glistening old time radio (OTR) program? For those of you who are unaware, First Arkansas News runs one of these glorious programs every week in our soon-to-be-famous Weekend OTR series.

We’ve got a great one ready for your listening pleasure this week — an episode of Big Town. That series centered around the exploits of Steve Wilson, a two-fisted newspaper editor (yes, you read that right) and his obsessive pursuit of truth and justice. The role of Wilson originally belonged to Edward G. Robinson, but this episode features Edward J. “Joel” Pawlsey in that role.

As always, this episode is brought to you by our friends at You can pick up a bunch of episodes of your favorite old time radio shows for just a few pennies and episode. For example, Big Town is on sale over there this week — $4 for 32 episodes in MP3 format on a single disc. It’s a heck of a deal and I just bought mine this morning. Oh, and everyone who places an order gets a bonus in the form of a free sampler disc with enough comedy, crime, detective, western, etc. programs to keep you entertained for hours.

As always, when you think of old time radio, think of The Cat.

Having said that, click the below player to enjoy this week’s show. Oh, and click here to listen to past episodes in our Weekend OTR series.

Big Town — The Angel of the Street

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
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