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Weekend OTR: Eb and Zeb — How to Operate a Gas Pump

By: 14 May 2011 2 Comments

It’s time once again to celebrate the weekend with a classic old time radio program.

What’s on tap this week? An episode of Eb and Zeb — one of those “rural comedy” shows that were as common during the Golden Age of Radio as, say, Conway Twitty’s guest appearances  back when Hee Haw was in full swing. Eb and Zeb owned a general store in the small town of Corn Center and entertained audiences with their small town charm and unsophisticated ways.

Speaking of rural comedies, we’re rather partial here in the Natural State to Lum and Abner, one of the more popular duos operating in that particular OTR genre. We at First Arkansas News like those good ole Arkansas boys so much that we’re involved in developing a comic strip featuring the characters (and if you didn’t see that plug coming, you haven’t been around here for long).Click here to see a sample strip and keep in mind that we’re in need of sponsors to pay for the license to keep running the strip — if you’d like to buy a sponsorship and advertise your company alongside the strip, just click here to send an email and let’s visit.

Anyway, this episode of Eb and Zeb is, as usual, courtesy of our friends at Visit The Cat for some great deals on old time radio.

OK, so I’ve plugged the upcoming Lum & Abner strip, talked about how great The Cat is and even threw in a Conway Twitty reference. It’s time to get to the show, so click the below link to listen to it.

Eb and Zeb — How to Operate a Gas Pump (5/13/1932)

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