Introducing — Wikipedia Brown!
As anyone who has been around First Arkansas News for long knows, we just love the heck out of old time radio (OTR) programs.
You know the shows. Comedies like Lum and Abner or Buns and Allen. Detective shows like Sam Spade or Dragnet. Westerns like Gunsmoke. The list of great shows is almost endless and we at First Arkansas News have done our best to both pay tribute to that genre and to build on it a bit.
Indeed, we post an old time radio program every week as part of our Weekend OTR series and we have been heavily involved in a new series of Lum and Abner comic strips since this spring. Oh, and let’s not forget our first modern audio theater project, the Super Weasel Lawyer Team.
We’ve recorded four Super Weasel Lawyer Team episodes and will keep that series going. We’ve also launched a new series — Wikipedia Brown — and have one episode ready to roll. What is Wikipedia Brown? Just think of Encyclopedia Brown, only featuring a kid detective that gets some details terribly wrong.
We’ve got a great cast lined up for the series. In the first episode, Randall Earnest plays the narrator and Mayor Wolfgang Coody, Angela Morgan plays a television reporter and Mason Newberry plays Wikipedia Brown. Those three actors are involved with the Royal Theater here in Benton. Jay Jackson, of KTHV-11 in Little Rock, plays Britannica and Michael Nobles takes on the role of Webster. The story, script, music and audio editing was all done by Ethan C. Nobles, founder of First Arkansas News.
Want to listen to the first episode of Wikipedia Brown? Sure you do! Just click the below link and enjoy.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.