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[12 May 2011 | 25 Comments | 10,052 views]
Lum and Abner coming to First Arkansas News — maybe

Anyone who’s a regular visitor to First Arkansas News knows that we’ve dedicated a fair amount of space to old time radio (OTR).
We post a new OTR episode every week in our Weekend OTR series and one of the first major articles we published was one about Lum and Abner — a comedy duo that was prominent on radio stations around the country from 1931 to 1955, made a few movies and was so popular that a whole town changed its name to more closely associate itself with the program …

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[8 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | 5,422 views]
National Lum and Abner Society has back issues of ‘Jot ‘Em Down Journal’ available

One of the first articles to appear here on First Arkansas News was one about Lum and Abner — a couple of old time radio comedians created by two Arkansas boys.
That post got quite a bit of attention, due in no small part to the assistance of Donald “Donnie” Pitchford, president of the National Lum and Abner Society. It’s hard to beat Pitchford’s knowledge of Lum and Abner, and the same can be said of a lot of members of the Lum and Abner Society.
The Lum and Abner Society published …

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[24 Apr 2010 | 59 Comments | 47,594 views]
‘Lum and Abner’ show – alive and well in 2010

There’s not been a live broadcast of the Lum and Abner radio show since 1954, but the show still has fans today. From 1931 through 1955, the Lum and Abner show gave rise to seven movies, hours of classic radio and was even responsible for changing the name of the west Arkansas town on which the series was based.
Norris “Tuffy” Goff and Chester Lauck – two Natural State natives who attended the University of Arkansas – devised the series based on characters in Waters, Ark. Goff played Abner Peabody and …

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[20 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,301 views]
Old time radio, anyone?

Years ago, my dad got me hooked on old time radio shows. My dad’s favorite series was Lum and Abner — two characters created and portrayed by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff. Lum and Abner came on every afternoon after school in (at least!) the 1970s and 1980s from a radio station in Hot Springs.
I believe that station was KTHS, which would make sense as that’s where Goff and Lauck started off with their “bumpkin” act before getting picked up by NBC. Lum and Abner made some movies and stayed …