July 3, 2010
Chester Lauck and Norris Goff, better known to the world as Lum and Abner, created the radio personalities that made them famous just before going on the air for a 1931 charity broadcast on KTHS radio in Hot Springs (Garland County). From this humble beginning, the two went on to become one of the most successful comedy teams in entertainment history. Their down-home humor radio program was on the air for almost twenty-five years and was the first to be broadcast from Radio City in New York. Their radio success also led to their starring in six movies before retiring in the mid-1950s.