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Donnie Pitchford guest on ‘The Saturday Night Show’ this weekend

By: 29 March 2011 2 Comments

Any old time radio fan needs to write out a reminder to listen to The Saturday Night Show this weekend (April 2) at 9:30 p.m. central on the Internet at

Why? What goes on? “Uncle” Donnie Pitchford will be the guest on that show and, yes, he’ll be taking phone calls from listeners. Who is Pitchford? None other than the president of the National Lum & Abner Society. Pitchford is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to old time radio (OTR) and he has a particular fascination with the Lum & Abner show.

What? You’re not familiar with Lum & Abner? That series — heck, it turned into an entire franchise — was dreamed up by Norris “Tuffy” Goff and Chester Lauck, who have gone down in history as one of the most successful comedic duos this state has produced.

If you’re not familiar with Lum and Abner or Pitchford, just click here to study up on all of them.

While we surely hope people get their old time radio fix through our Weekend OTR series and our OTR Serials page, we at First Arkansas News are never opposed to plugging great sites here and there. Yesterday USA is a fine destination on the Internet for OTR fans.

So, head on over there this weekend and stream the Pitchford broadcast. You might as well bookmark the site and keep up with what’s going on over there, too.

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email =


  • Donnie Pitchford said:

    I doggies and I grannies, thankee Ethan!

    I hope everyone will also check the NLAS site Friday. We have a big announcement that I am certain Lum and Abner fans will enjoy.

    Wonderful world!

    Donnie Pitchford

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