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Weekend OTR: Death Valley Days – Sam Bass

By: 28 August 2011 One Comment

Another weekend and another old time radio episode. Ah, what could be better than that?

Well, how about a new Lum and Abner comic strip? Anyone who’s visited First Arkansas News for long knows we just love old time radio around these parts, and our adoration of that art form led to a great, working relationship with Donnie Pitchford. He, of course, is the president of the National Lum and Abner Society and knows a thing or two about Lum and Abner. Pitchford pitched the idea for a Lum and Abner comic strip honoring the two biggest old time radio stars from Arkansas, First Arkansas News received the rights to publish the strip and we’ve been running the series all summer long.

Pitchford draws the strips and has come up with the first two stories in the series. We publish a new comic every week and you can find the latest one here. While regular visitors know all about the comic strip, it’s simply amazing how many people stumble across the strip for the first time. For the sake of those new visitors we’ll post a brief bit about how it came to pass that we’re publishing the strip.

Having said all of that, we’ll take a look at this weeks installment in our long-running Weekend OTR series. This week we’ve got an episode of Death Valley Days, a rather unique old time radio program in that it featured true stories from the old American West — it both entertained and educated listeners, then. As always, this week’s episode was provided by our friends at OTRCat.com.

Click the below player and enjoy the show.

Death Valley Days — Sam Bass (Aug. 27, 1936)

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

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