We intended to present a 10th anniversary
"flashback" to both the 1999 and 2000
NLAS Conventions on this website in
2009 and 2010 respectively, but other
things seemed to get in the way.

Soon I will try to remedy that oversight
and get the 2000 NLAS Convention
material posted.

In memory of our friend Fred Foy, we are
offering an online "reprint" of some of the
material from the August 1999 issue of
The Jot 'Em Down Journal.

It says a lot about Mr. Foy's popularity
with fans of radio when we noticed that
issue was one of the first to sell out when
we again started offering back issues for
sale!

The cover depicts the meeting of Fred Foy
and Robert Cates.  Robert is the son of
the late Opie Cates, the incredibly gifted
clarinetist who handled the music for the
majority of the half-hour
Lum and Abner
series.  Opie also played a character on
the program.
UPDATE!
Tim Hollis located and supplied the color photos needed and I have replaced the
black and white scans with them.  In case you're wondering, the printed cover of
the August 1999 issue was in black and white.   
Thank you for your patience!!
WHEN YOU SEE THIS
IMAGE, CLICK IT TO
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Hi yo Silver!
Here's an unusual shot we ran across while
searching for images.  This is a frame grab
from a mini-DV tape.  We were rehearsing
our script with Mr. Foy in one of the Lime
Tree Inn rooms prior to the 1999 NLAS
Convention.  At left, Sam Brown seems to
be removing the staple from his script.  On
the table is the "phone ringer" sound effect
device built by member Chuck Anders.  In
the middle is Fred Foy, and seated in the
foreground is Tim Hollis.  Both seem to be
listening to Donnie Pitchford.  Maybe
someone should warn them!
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