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[28 Jul 2013 | 2 Comments | 6,554 views]
Weekend OTR: Adventures of Sam Spade

Another weekend? Why that must mean it’s time for another installment in our Weekend OTR series.
What’s on tap for this journey into the glorious world of the Golden Age of Radio? It’s time to stop in and see what hardboiled detective Sam Spade is up to, folks, to get ready.
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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[17 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,145 views]
Week in Review — April 11-17

It was a busy week, for sure and certain, and we had an anniversary, too.
Yes, First Arkansas News turned one-year-old on April 16. What’s next for us? There are a lot of things in the work and we’ll announce them as they pan out. Stay tuned, and thanks to everyone who has made this site a regular stop.
Of course, we know full well that some folks don’t make it by here as much as they want. Life gets busy, after all, and that’s just how it goes. So, we’ve made …

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[16 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 2,148 views]
Weekend OTR: Wings to Victory — Lt. Roddy Johns (Howard Duff)

There’s just something about American World War II-era entertainment, isn’t there?
Some of the shows from that era were straight-up propaganda while others merely heaped on the patriotism in an attempt to boost morale and paint the Axis as the embodiment of pure evil. Wings to Victory was one of those gung-ho radio programs that was put out there to boost morale and gain recruits. The stories were based on military reports, but the names of the players were changed and there was — no doubt — more than a little …

Holiday OTR, Old time radio (OTR), Weekend OTR »

[23 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,074 views]
Thanksgiving OTR: Sam Spade — Terrified Turkey Caper

Yes, we’re continuing the countdown to Thursday with the Thanksgiving OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
This time around, we’ve got that tough-talking, hardboiled detective Sam Spade delivering some Thanksgiving-themed fun. What says “happy holidays” more than a crime-solving detective? Not much, I’d wager.
Spade, of course, was a character devised by Dashiell Hammett and was portrayed by everyone from Humphrey Bogart (in the movies) to Howard Duff (on the radio). This particular old time radio episode stars Stephen Dunne in the title roll — a bit unusual since Duff made …

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[12 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,072 views]
Weekend OTR — Sam Spade: Hot Hundred Grand Caper

It’s the weekend again and that can only mean one thing — yet another installment of the almost famous Weekend OTR series.
We’ve got a great episode on tap this week, so why not start the weekend off right by kicking back to an exciting Sam Spade adventure?
Spade, a character created by Dashiell Hammett, was portrayed (throughout most of the series) by Howard Duff. The character was, indeed, a fine example of a hard-boiled detective of the type which dominated the airwaves after World War II.
As always, this episode is brought …