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[12 May 2011 | 25 Comments | 10,047 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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[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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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,725 views]
Lum and Abner in a traditional Christmas story

Donnie Pitchford of the National Lum and Abner Society sent over an email advising First Arkansas News that his group is sharing a Christmas present with visitors to his site.
Before getting into that, let me present a little background. One of the earliest (and most popular) stories on this site is all about the history and impact of Lum and Abner — a comedy team from Arkansas that produced an old time radio program that was set in this state in a little town called Pine Ridge. Want to read …

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[8 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | 5,419 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 …