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[10 May 2013 | No Comment | 2,359 views]
Weekend OTR: Burns, Allen and … Groucho Marx

What? Another weekend already? That means it’s time for another installment of our Weekend OTR series.
What classic show from the Golden Age of Radio is available for your listening pleasure this weekend? A bit of an odd one — Groucho Marx starring on the Burns & Allen show. How does a guy who plays a character who never talks manage to be a guest on a radio program? Well, I figure you’ll have to just listen and find out, won’t you?

Before you listen to this week’s program that, why not …

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[7 May 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,807 views]
Mother’s Day with Gracie Allen

Happy Mother’s Day! For those who like a good dose of nostalgia with the holiday, we’ve got just the prescription — a Burns and Allen episode in which Gracie’s mother pays a visit.
So, spend some time with mom and then enjoy the knee-slapping antics of Gracie Allen and her bewildered husband — George Burns — in observance of the holiday. What could be more fun than that?
As always, the episode featured here was provided byour good friends over at OTRCat.com. If you’re in the market for some great old time …

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[18 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,857 views]
Holiday OTR: Burns and Allen — Easter Program

Easter is upon us once again and we at First Arkansas News are, of course, observing the holiday by posting a few old time radio programs that are relevant.
Look for another Easter episode on Good Friday and one on Saturday. Don’t go hopping down that bunny trail without them, huh?
Tonight’s episode is from the Burns and Allen series and features Gracie fretting over an Easter dress. As usual, this program was provided by our friends at OTRCat.com. The Cat has been an affiliate for close to a year now and …

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[21 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 1,157 views]
Week in Review (March 15-20)

After recovering from having daylight savings time cruelly sprung on us once again, we at First Arkansas News got busy with a big ole batch of stories.
Yes, we had everything from some politics to real estate to St. Patrick’s Day and the start of spring over the past week. Fun, fun.
Before recapping all of that, it’s time to invite our readers to keep up with what’s going on around here in a few very convenient ways. Feel free to subscribe to our RSS feed, like the heck out of us …

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[18 Dec 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,430 views]
Weekend OTR: Burns and Allen — Last Minute Christmas Gift

It’s the weekend. The weekend before Christmas.
And you know what that means, right? Yes, another sparkling Christmas OTR program right here at First Arkansas News. Christmas is just a week away, so celebrate with an old time radio program from one of the finest acts in the business — George Burns and Gracie Allen.
Hey, Christmas is all about tradition, and what could be more traditional than an old time radio program from the Burns & Allen team? That wacky Gracie will help make your days merry and bright, and that …

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[18 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,841 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Burns & Allen — Gracie Buys a Live Turkey

Thanksgiving, of course, is just around the corner. Are you ready?
No? Well, First Arkansas News is here to help. How? Why through the magical Weekend OTR series, naturally. Regular visitors know that we post an old time radio program every weekend, but we’re going to do something special over the next few days — post more Thanksgiving-themed OTR themes than you can shake a stick at so you can get all excited over the upcoming holiday.
So, check back every day and see what’s new (of course, you can click here …

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[24 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,876 views]
Weekend OTR — Bob Burns Show

It should come as no surprise that old time radio personalities from the Natural State are viewed favorably here at First Arkansas News.
While Lum and Abner are generally the sentimental favorites in these parts, comedian Bob Burns deserves some attention, as well. The Van Buren native is perhaps best known for his invention of the bazooka (a ridiculous instrument made from a whiskey funnel and a couple of pipes and, yes, the namesake of a tank-bashing weapon from World War II) and portraying the more backward elements of rural Arkansas.
Was …

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[25 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,422 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 | 1,689 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 | 2,194 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 …