What Do You People Want from Me?

It’s just a question I forget to ask sometimes. Sometimes listeners of the podcast write and comment, and sometimes there’s a slump between the feedback. I love the feedback. It lets me know what you like.

Don’t be shy. leave a comment on any of the shows you like. There’s handy sharing links to post to your Twitter, Facebook, or other social media accounts. Click and share. You’ll especially get my attention if you hit the Facebook like button for the site, or the other like button, which posts the like on WordPress.com.

Do you want to follow me, or just get my attention on Twitter? Just mention @RetroKeith in a tweet if you don’t want to follow me. You’ll still get my attention, and maybe we can connect there sometime.

Of course my good old email form to contact me is also an option. Find it on the Contact page. Ask me a question. Tell me your favorite radio shows. Do you like something that you just can’t find on the site? I may already have it in my collection, but just never got around to posting it. If that’s the case, and you can’t wait for me, ask about getting it mailed to you.

It’s not my intention to be in the business of selling classic radio shows. I’d prefer you to click one of my banners and order something from OTRCat. They do a great job, their prices are reasonable, they have a massive collection, and by clicking through on my banner, I get a little support from you. If you just want to pay top dollar for your OTR, there’s Radio Spirits. I don’t have any connection with them, but their CD’s are produced in high quality audio.

I’ve done it for a couple people who ask, and sent them collections of shows. I’m trying to figure out a way to develop some "Buy It Now" buttons for a selected collection or two of radio shows. Which ones? Well duh. Contact me and it’ll be the one, or ones you want. Pricing is subject to change, but at the time of this writing I’m figuring on $10 for a 4GB USB flash drive, $15 for an 8GB drive, and$20 for a 16GB drive chock full of your requested shows, and whatever bonus material I can round up for you. Shipping depends on the going rate from the USPS, but right now it’s just under $6.

Couldn’t I just burn CD’s? I could, it would be a little cheaper with the dollars to Gigabytes, but dealing with the USB flash drives is so much easier, and just between you and me, we can consider it a sale of the flash media, and incidentally it just happens to be preloaded with media. Once you get the flash drive, you can do whatever you like with it. Move the audio to your hard drive, and use the flash drive to store your own data on it. With the CD’s, once they’re burned, that’s it. You won’t be able to rewrite on them or use them for storage for anything else.

Bottom line. I’m open to improve the web site and podcast to make it the most enjoyable experience for you. I’d like you to share the pages you like, to help spread the word to your friends, and even to a new generation of fans. If you find a mistake in my show notes, or have information to fill in gaps or make them better, tell me. Do it right now! Go!

Lum and Abner Comic – Authentic and Historic

Here’s a personal message fromDonald Pitchford, President of the National Lum and Abner Society, Cartoonist and creater of this ground breaking comic strip. I can’t say it any better, so here’s Uncle Donnie in his own words.

The first "Lum and Abner" Comic Strip of the new year presents an important message to adults. I invite you to visit the home page and read, plus listen to this production.

The strip stars two characters from Lum and Abner’s first movie,"Dreaming Out Loud" – Jimmy and Washington – two precocious children. They are portrayed in our audio production by Daron McDaniel and Kyle Cage of Carthage, Texas.

Also in the audio is a performance by legendary Ouachita Mountain fiddler Ruel Bain (recorded in 1985 in the REAL Pine Ridge, Arkansas). Mr. Bain was part of the real Dick Huddleston’s touring show in the 1930s.

I will have some unique and exciting news about the "Lum and Abner" comic strip project soon. I promise it will be something that has never happened in the history of this comic strip!

Here is the link for this week’s strip:

http://www.lumandabnersociety.org/Comic-Strip-Home.html

Thank you all so much, and I wish for everyone a blessed new year!

Donnie Pitchford,
"Lum and Abner" Cartoonist
sCarthage, Texas