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[17 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,269 views]
Holiday OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly — Cuts Christmas Tree

As odd as it may sound, Christmas is just around the corner.
Odd? Yes, indeed. It rather feels like 2011 just got started, didn’t it? At any rate, we at First Arkansas News have some fun this time of year by putting up at least one Christmas OTR episode per weekend. This year we expanded on that Christmas OTR goodness by posting the complete episodes for three holiday serials. Click here to listen to those. We update those daily, so stop in through Christmas to listen to episodes of The Cinnamon …

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[25 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,517 views]
Weekend OTR — the last two Christmas shows for the year

Christmas has come at last and that means it’s time for us at First Arkansas News to stop posting Christmas-themed old time radio episodes.
Well, it’s almost time for that to end. We’ve got time for a couple more, don’t we? Sure we do!
By the way, we hope everyone had a great Christmas. Make sure to stop by in the days to come for reviews of the Kinect for the Xbox 360, an Apple iPhone app that might save you from jail on New Year’s Eve, a portable system that plays …

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[24 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 2,328 views]
Christmas OTR — Mel Blanc Plays Santa

Everyone remembers Mel Blanc, right?
Sure you do. He was the guy who provided the voices for such famed Warners Brothers cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Foghorn Leghorn, Pepe Le Pew, the Tasmanian Devil and the Roadrunner (that “beep, beep” was all Blanc, folks).
Blanc also had an old time radio show for a couple of years. It just makes sense that he’d make it radio, seeing how his vocal talents helped in the proliferation of cartoon characters that were so successful they’re still popular today. Truth be told, Blanc …

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[23 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,792 views]
Holiday OTR: Aldrich Family — Christmas Program

Just two more days until Christmas.
Exciting stuff.
For those of you looking for some entertainment to help get you all revved up for the holidays, First Arkansas News presents yet another installment in its continuing Christmas OTR series. Christmas is all about traditions and few things in our nation’s history play up to the desire to remember the past than old time radio programs.
What’s on tap today? Something very fun — a Christmas program from the Aldrich Family series that originally aired way on back in 1948. What kind of wacky …

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[22 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 3,075 views]
Christmas OTR: Dragnet – A Rifle for Christmas

Here’s just what you wanted right before Christmas — a cautionary tale.
Hey, at least it’s a cautionary tale and it features Joe Friday deadpanning his way through an episode of Dragnet, one of the finest old time radio show out there. Any OTR fan has heard at least an episode or two of Dragnet. For them, here’s the chance to listen to another one. For everyone else, well you can see what you’ve been missing by stubbornly avoided such topnotch entertainment through the years.
Now, the story you’re about to hear …

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[20 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,561 views]
Christmas OTR: The Fat Man — Murder Sends a Christmas Card

Yes, here’s yet another Christmas-themed old time radio episode.
Why? Because I just can’t stop, that’s why. By the way, you just know you’re going to have to listen to this one. The Fat Man? Murder Sends a Christmas Card? Who could resist that?
Yes, the Fat Man ran around being heavy and solving crimes on airwaves in both the United States and Great Britain. Did he lose scale-busting, crime-stomping appeal at Christmas? Of course not, so get ready for some fine detective fiction as you get ready for the holidays. Yes, …

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[19 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,991 views]
Weekend OTR: Jack Benny – Don Moonlighting as Santa Claus

No, you’re not imagining things — we did post a Christmas old time radio episode here at First Arkansas News just yesterday.
Still, it’s Christmas and that means it’s time to celebrate the season. There are few better ways to do that than with some sparkling OTR shows, right?
By the way, if you happened to miss any of our Christmas old time radio shows, fear not — just click here and see what’s been posted so far. Better yet, why not subscribe to email updates and get notified automatically when new …

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[16 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,426 views]
Christmas OTR — It’s a Wonderful Life

Remember a few days ago when I said I wouldn’t post another old time radio show until the weekend?
Well, I changed my mind. Why? Because you just can’t get enough Christmas OTR this time of year. Well, I can’t get enough of it, anyway.
So, what’s on tap tonight? The Lux Theater version of that Frank Capra favorite, It’s a Wonderful Life. Fortunately, Donna Reed and Jimmy Stewart reprise the roles they made famous in the movies in this fine old time radio broadcast. Hey, you’ve seen the movie at least …

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[11 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,226 views]
Weekend OTR: Jack Benny’s Christmas party

It’s the weekend and we all know what that means, don’t we?
Yes, another fun-filled old time radio episode. One of the first regular features we put together here at First Arkansas News is the Weekend OTR series.
Believe it or not, we’re sticking with the Christmas theme this weekend for reasons that are pretty well obvious at this point. Back when old time radio was king, holiday specials were both dandy fun and all kinds of enjoyable. We’re presenting some of that sheer dandiness in our thrilling Holiday OTR series, so …

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[4 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,155 views]
Christmas OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly — Mailing Christmas Packages

Well, here we go — kicking off December at First Arkansas News with the Christmas OTR series (and if you didn’t expect that, you haven’t been around here much).
Longtime visitors know all about our Weekend OTR series in which we post an old time radio program once a week. Our Christmas edition of that series will — as usual —  feature programs up for sale at OTRCat.com. The prices of old time radio programs are always low and that’s doubly true this month due to a Christmas sale The Cat …