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[27 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,889 views]
Memorial Day OTR — the Great Gildersleeve

Well, it seems that Google News had a problem with old time radio shows appearing on a news site.
So, I stopped running our time honored Weekend OTR series a few months ago in hopes of keeping the folks at Google News happy. It didn’t work. So, to heck with them.
Yes, Weekend OTR is back and will remain here at First Arkansas News. What’s in store for this weekend? How about an episode of the Great Gildersleeve with an appropriate Memorial Day theme?
By the way, if you’re a fan of old …

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[24 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 1,847 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: The Great Gildersleeve — Serviceman for Thanksgiving

Hopefully a lot of our valued visitors have enjoyed the Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
Well, get ready — here’s another episode to keep the fun going. The dandy old time radio episode at issue stars Harold Peary as Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve and is well worth a listen. The Great Gildersleeve was always a hoot and was one of the first successful shows to spin off another one.
Yes, Gildy first appeared on the Fibber McGee and Molly program and wound up with a series of his own after …

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[23 Oct 2010 | One Comment | 1,396 views]
Weekend OTR: Great Gildersleeve — Halloween Party

Of course it’s the weekend and that means it’s time for another installment in the wonderfully fun Weekend OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
Want more good news? Since it’s October, we’ve got another Halloween-themed old time radio program on tap. Get ready for some fun, cubby!
Since the emphasis has been on fun rather than spooky in the past Halloween episodes, I’ll keep rolling along in that vein (hey, the economy’s scary enough, so let’s have some fun, right?) Last week, we featured an episode of Fibber McGee and Molly …

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[15 Oct 2010 | One Comment | 1,709 views]
Weekend OTR: Fibber McGee and Molly — Gildersleeve’s Halloween Party

It’s Friday and you know what that means — it’s time for another installment in the oh-so-fun Weekend OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
Since it is October, we’re running Halloween-themed old time radio shows all month. We’ve got a good one on tap this week from the long-running Fibber McGee and Molly series. The Great Gildersleeve hosting a Halloween party? Yeah, you’ll laugh so hard you’ll break all your furniture. Count on it.
As always, this week’s episode is brought to you by our friends at OTRCat.com. You can grab …

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[4 Sep 2010 | One Comment | 1,485 views]
Weekend OTR: The Great Gildersleeve — Labor Day at Grass Lake

Well, it’s Labor Day Weekend, and you know what that means — three days of goofing off, having a good time and generally closing out the hottest summer on record.
While you’re whooping it up, why not slow down for half an hour and listen to some dandy old time radio? You can do that right here at First Arkansas News with our famed Weekend OTR series.
We’ve got a great program picked out for the weekend — a Labor Day-themed edition of The Great Gildersleeve. As always, this episode is brought …

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[27 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,001 views]
Weekend OTR  — Great Gildersleeve: Labor Trouble

Well, it’s a bit early, but I’m posting the oh-so-famous weekly installment of the Weekend OTR series now.
Why? I’ll be traveling over the weekend so whether this site will be updated or not is anyone’s guess. And how rotten would it be to deprive anyone of a weekly dose of old time radio?
As always, this exciting installment Weekend OTR is brought to you by our friends over at OTRCat.com — if you’re looking for a slew of old time radio episodes delivered to you on a compact disc at a …

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[1 May 2010 | 11 Comments | 19,557 views]
Internet Archive and OTR

After receiving a very positive response to an article here at First Arkansas News about Lum and Abner, it is apparent there are still a good number of old time radio (OTR) fans out there and more than a few of them have taken to the Internet to talk about — and study up on — those broadcasts that dominated popular entertainment before the advent of television.
Mike Davis, a Springdale resident and administrator with the Old Time Radio section of the Internet Archive, said he hopes a lot of those …