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[13 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 5,313 views]
Weekend OTR: Dragnet

Got plans for the weekend? Whatever they are, why not take a little time and enjoy our latest installment in the famed Weekend OTR series.
What’s in store this weekend? Why, a classic Dragnet episode — one of the most popular programs during the Golden Age of Radio era. Hot dog!
Before you listen to this week’s program that, why not take a minute or two and visit the good folks at OTRCat.com? You’ll find a huge selection of old time radio programs over there and prices that are hard to beat. …

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[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 2,241 views]
Father’s Day OTR: Gunsmoke

Sunday is Father’s Day and we at First Arkansas News honor all the dads out there with a special installment in our Weekend OTR series.
What’s on tap? An episode of Gunsmoke — one of the most popular series back during the Golden Age of Radio. So, get ready to head out to the Old West — a time when lawlessness was almost a hobby and tough, two-fisted men were needed to keep towns safe for God-fearing folks. Awesome!
Before you listen to this gripping program, why not take a minute or …

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[19 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,122 views]
Awesome Site of the Week: OTRCat.com

In our never ending quest to highlight some of the best sites on the Internet, First Arkansas News launched its Awesome Site of the Week series a couple of weeks ago. The goal here is simple — there are some pretty darn great sites out there that may have escaped your attention. We want to brag on the sites that are incredibly useful, informative or entertaining but might not get the attention they deserve.
So, stop in every week and see what awesomeness you might have missed. You can thank us …

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[22 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 3,153 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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[21 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 1,584 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Jeff Regan, Investigator — Pilgrim’s Progress

So, what’s up with the Thanksgiving OTR series today here at First Arkansas News?
Why, another hardboiled detective show, of course. Specifically, here’s a Thanksgiving-themed episode of Jeff Regan, Investigator for you cats. Regan was played by Jack Webb who found great fame and fortune on radio and television with the Dragnet series. Still, Webb was always entertaining regardless of characters he played, so any Dragnet fans out there ought to love this Jeff Regan program. For those of you who don’t care for hardboiled detective shows, have no fear — …

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[25 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,515 views]
Weekend OTR — Dragnet: The Werewolf

My, but the weekend just flew by in a hurry, didn’t it?
A couple of days ago, First Arkansas News started posting detective-themed old time radio shows to coincide with a great sale on those programs going on over at OTRCat.com. Indeed, the prices over there on detective shows right now are so great you might fall out of your chair in disbelief.
Well, nothing that extreme, but you can pick up discs stuffed full of MP3s of your favorite shows for, literally, a few cents an episode.
We kicked off the weekend …

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[24 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,758 views]
Weekend OTR — Burns and Allen: Gracie’s Murder Mystery

Oh, yeah!
As I mentioned yesterday, First Arkansas News is running detective old time radio programs all weekend long. Why? Because those are fun and cool, and a great excuse to play a few of them has popped up — OTRCat.com is having a great sale on detective programs.
Who am I to look a gift excuse in the mouth? Making the decision to play a few programs from The Cat’s massive vault just seems appropriate.
At any rate, the detective program for today is a comedy from the Burns and Allen series. …

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[23 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,282 views]
Weekend OTR — The Bishop and the Gargoyle: Jennifer Botts Case

Oh, you lucky, lucky thing.
Why are you so lucky? Because you’ve got a weekend of fun in store for you here at First Arkansas News. Our friends over at OTRCat.com are having a sale on old time radio detective shows and that makes for a good excuse to post programs all weekend long for y’all to enjoy.
Yes, all detective shows at OTRCat.com are on sale (10 to 40 percent off) for a limited time. That’s good news — those old shows are a lot of fun and The Cat is …

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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,266 views]
‘The Cat’ sounds off about old time radio’s place in modern society

Jon over at OTRCat.com (one of the extremely proud sponsors of this blog) is one of those old time radio (OTR) fans that has embraced the notion of preserving vintage radio programs through the popular MP3 format.
I first ran across OTRCat.com a couple of years ago when I ordered two CDs filled with shows in MP3 format (and you can cram a lot of those things on one disc) and found them both convenient to have around and of good quality (considering the source material is almost always fuzzy on …

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[8 May 2010 | One Comment | 1,958 views]
Weekend OTR – Dragnet: Big Little Mother

Yes, folks, it’s time for another segment of the soon to be famous Weekend OTR series.
Every weekend, I’ll post an old time radio program so that fans of of the genre can stop by for a bit of entertainment.
The Weekend OTR series is, as always, sponsored by our friends at OTRCat.com. If you’re looking to pick up some OTR programs, just click here to pay The Cat a visit — he’s got a lot of collections to choose from, he sells CDs stuffed with MP3s for a very reasonable fee …