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[26 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,387 views]
Weekend OTR: Big Story — Unfinished Love Song

Well, Thanksgiving is over and so is the Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
So we’re back to the normal Weekend OTR series. This time around we’ve got an episode of Big Story for you folks. That old time radio program was based on the true life exploits of brave newspaper reporters who engaged in various heroics. Yeah, I can dig the heck out of that.
As always this episode is brought to you by our friends at OTRCat.com. While The Cat always has something on sale (honestly, the prices …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,567 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: The Aldrich Family — Thanksgiving Dance and Turkey Run

Well, all good things have to come to an end, don’t they?
Thanksgiving is nearly over and this is the last episode in the Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
Ah, but we’re going out on a good note with an episode of The Aldrich Family. Indeed, ending Thanksgiving listening to the exploits of Henry Aldrich is a good way to go, isn’t it?
Don’t fret, however. We post a new old time radio episode every weekend, so make a point of stopping in for those.
As always, this episode was brought …

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[25 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,504 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Casey, Crime Photographer — Holiday

Relaxing after a feast-filled Thanksgiving?
Why not kick back and enjoy yet another Thanksgiving OTR program here at First Arkansas News.
We’re getting near the end of our Thanksgiving-themed old time radio shows and we hope y’all have enjoyed them. It’s worth mentioning that we post a new old time radio show here every weekend and you don’t want to miss that, do you?
The episode at hand is from the Casey, Crime Photographer series. While Jack “Flashgun” Casey worked as a crime photographer for the newspaper The Morning Express, his real passion …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,688 views]
Black Friday makes retailers (and shoppers) see green

As much as turkey and football are a tradition for Thanksgiving, so is getting up before the crack of dawn to hit the stores on Black Friday.
Given its name because it’s the day when many stores make up their budget for the year, thus putting them “in the black,” Black Friday is a long-standing tradition where stores big and small offer what otherwise would be considered ridiculously low pricing on some of their most popular items. Stores open at times that would otherwise be considered the middle of the night, …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,917 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Father Knows Best — Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, indeed. The Thanksgiving OTR series continues here at First Arkansas News.
This episode features Robert Young as insurance agent Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best — a show that stands as perhaps the best example of an idealized picture of life in the United States. It seems appropriate, then, to feature at least one Father Knows Best episodes when we’re celebrating a distinctly American holiday. Now, don’t worry — this is a comedy and it doesn’t get too bogged down in sentimentality. Really. Honest.
As always, this episode is brought to …

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[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,279 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Let George do It — Cause for Thanksgiving

Getting ready to travel or entertain a house full of guests? Getting geared up to cook a Thanksgiving meal, run crazy in the stores on Black Friday or do all those other things that are part of the Thanksgiving holiday?
Before all that starts, relax with the special Thanksgiving edition of the Weekend OTR series here at First Arkansas News. Yes, stop in daily to hear the latest Thanksgiving-themed old time radio episode as at least a new program will be posted here every day. If you’d like to see at …

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[19 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,903 views]
Surviving ‘Black Friday’

Black Friday.
For some people, those two words represent opportunity. For others – dread.
The National Retail Federation estimates that 138 million Americans will use the three-day weekend that starts the day after Thanksgiving to launch their holiday shopping. That represents billions of dollars of potential sales, so retailers plan for Black Friday for months and open at extra-early hours to take advantage. Most offer “door-buster” sales designed to play to the rush.
Whether shoppers dive in on Nov. 26 or take on holiday shopping later, the season of giving can give consumers …