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[25 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,674 views]
Mena to host Lum and Abner Festival in June

Yes this makes two Lum and Abner-related articles in two days.
Still, there’s a lot going on regarding the Arkansas comedy team — this year marks both the 80th anniversary of the Lum and Abner show airing and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Pine Ridge, Ark. For a little history on the program, make sure to visit our synopsis of what those Arkansas boys did in establishing their successful old time radio franchise if you’d like to learn more about them.
On June 3-4, fans of the show will gather …

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[25 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,126 views]
Two Lum and Abner milestones observed Tuesday

The National Lum and Abner Society is reminding everyone that the old time radio franchise is coming up on two significant anniversaries on Tuesday (April 26).
For those who are unfamiliar with Lum and Abner, we’ve got a pretty good primer on the Arkansas comedy duo here at First Arkansas News. If you’d like to learn more about Lum and Abner, the National Lum and Abner Society is a very comprehensive resource. Of course, we’re rather partial to the comedy team because it was dreamed up and made successful by a …

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[24 Apr 2010 | 59 Comments | 47,590 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 | 1,298 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 …