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[28 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 2,514 views]
Weekend OTR: Death Valley Days – Sam Bass

Another weekend and another old time radio episode. Ah, what could be better than that?
Well, how about a new Lum and Abner comic strip? Anyone who’s visited First Arkansas News for long knows we just love old time radio around these parts, and our adoration of that art form led to a great, working relationship with Donnie Pitchford. He, of course, is the president of the National Lum and Abner Society and knows a thing or two about Lum and Abner. Pitchford pitched the idea for a Lum and Abner …

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[23 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,387 views]
Weekend OTR — Lone Ranger Meets Calamity Jane

Another weekend and another great old time radio episode. What could be better than that?
Before mentioning a thing or two about this week’s classic slice of OTR, we’ll go ahead and share some news that is nothing but terribly exciting (to us, anyway). We’ve finalized arrangements with the Mena Star and that fine, west Arkansas publication will start running our Lum and Abner comic strip on Thursday, July 28. That fine publication will run the strip weekly and that arrangement came about, in part, because a lot of Lum and …

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[21 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,742 views]
Weekend OTR: Tales of the Texas Rangers — Blood Trail

It’s Friday once again and you know what that means — another episode in the Weekend OTR series here at First Arkansas News.
What’s on tap this week? A good old western. To be precise, we’ve got an episode from the Tales of the Texas Rangers this weekend. This particular one aired in 1952 and has all the heroics and two-fisted action one would expect in an episode set in the Old West.
As always, this episode is courtesy of our friends from OTRCat.com. I’ve been a customer for years and you’ll …