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[17 May 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,699 views]
Wikipedia Brown — now in serial format

Back in September 2011, First Arkansas News aired the first (and so far, only) episode of Wikipedia Brown – a bit of modern audio theater that was a blatant rip off of Encyclopedia Brown and featured a teen detective who got simple facts terribly wrong.
First Arkansas News owner/editor Ethan C. Nobles wrote some scripts for the series, wrote and recorded a bunch of music and got some actors from the Royal Theater in Benton to supply the voices for the project. After hours of recording, recording music, making (and finding) …

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[4 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 6,652 views]
Big changes in store for KEWI

State Senator Jeremy Hutchinson (R-Dist. 22) said Saline County listeners can expect plenty of changes from KEWI AM-690.
Hutchinson and Grant Merrill purchased the Benton radio station from Landers Broadcasting — which has held KEWI since 1992 — on Tuesday (Nov. 1). Hutchinson’s district covers most of Saline County and part of Pulaski County.
He said listeners can expect two things — a format change and for the station to simulcast on both 690-AM and 93.7-FM starting December 1. The FM transmitter, Hutchinson said, will expand the station’s range to counties bordering …

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[25 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | 5,898 views]
KEWI-AM 690 — a Benton station dedicated to preserving old time radio

When old time radio (OTR) was in its heyday, finding stations that broadcast shows such as Lum and Abner and Amos and Andy was no problem.
It goes without saying that’s changed over the years. There are a few radio stations across the country that still broadcast those shows to the benefit of people who grew up listening to them and new fans.
We’ve got one of those stations here in Benton — Landers Broadcasting’s KEWI-AM 690. That station broadcasts episodes of either Lum and Abner or Amos and Andy following the …