AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT
FROM THE NATIONAL LUM AND ABNER SOCIETY!
Update: "Audio Journal" Volume Three is available!
This announcement is especially for blind fans of old-time radio. Please share
this with anyone who might benefit from this.
We are pleased to provide audio versions of two "Lum and Abner"-related
publications - "The Jot 'Em Down Journal" and the "Lum and Abner" comic
strip. There are several links at the bottom of this page for you.
From 1984 to 2007, the NLAS published "The Jot 'Em Down Journal." In 1992,
in answer to requests from blind members, Sam Brown, our vice-president,
started reading the Journals on audio cassettes. He mailed copies to these
members so they could enjoy the Journal as well. The 1984-1991 "Jot 'Em
Down Journals" were never recorded in audio format - until recently!
Early in 2011, we started producing these as MP3 audio files to be made
available on CD! Also, they can be made available in downloads. The 1984-85
Journals were released as "Volume 1." The 1986-87 Journals were released as
"Volume 2" which includes a "2011 update" reporting on the Lum and Abner
Festival in Mena, Arkansas, and the "Lum and Abner" comic strip, complete
with the first dozen or so audio versions of the strip.
Volume 3 has been completed, and contains the issues from 1988-89. Readers
are Donnie Pitchford, Tim Hollis, Sam Brown, Kurt Jensen and Raymond
Keese. Bonus materials include a 2012 update and more installments of the
comic strip, plus a new song, "Pine Ridge Bound, written by Kurt Jensen.
When the celebrities of "Lum and Abner" are quoted, actual sound bites are
used when available along with occasional clips from "Lum and Abner" to
enhance the articles.
Again, these discs are primarily available to our blind old-time radio fans. Write
to Robert Acosta for information. Mr. Acosta is the leader of the wonderful
organization Helping Hands for the Blind. We are blessed to have this fine
group working with us to make these CDs available. You may also contact
Donnie Pitchford at the National Lum and Abner Society if you need to obtain
Please click here to write to Mr. Acosta.
Please click here to download an audio sample of the Audio Jot 'Em Down
Please click here to visit the web site for Helping Hands for the Blind.
Please click here to visit the "Lum and Abner" comic strip site.
Please click here to write to Donnie Pitchford
of the NLAS
Lum and Abner is a registered trademark of Chester H. Lauck, Jr. and Lum and
Abner Associates, Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is used by permission.
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