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Two Chairs No WaitingHost: Allan Newsome
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Every other month, throughout the year, The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) produces their official electronic newsletter called The eBullet.  This episode we’ll focus on the Cast & Crew news of the February 2012 issue of The eBullet.

I strongly encourage ALL fans of The Andy Griffith Show to subscribe to The eBullet either by e-mail (subscribe by e-mail), by the rss feed for you computer folks (subscribe to feed), or both.  You don’t want to miss it.

Thank you to Presiding Goober of TAGSRWC, Jim Clark, for allowing Two Chairs No Waiting to use portions of The eBullet.

We also have some feed back from you, the listeners, about some of our previous episodes!  Thank you all for being part of the podcast.  I love to hear from you.

Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:19:33

Two Chairs No WaitingNovember 29, 2011 marks the 20th Anniversary of the WBMUTBB Chapter here online!!

Back in April of 1990, Bob Bravetti was on the Prodigy computer network and he started the topic on the Prodigy “bulletin board” system with a subject of “The Andy Griffith Show.”  After a few replies and a little chatter, the subject died off.

In the early fall of 1990 I, your podcast host, signed up for the Prodigy network and started a “subject” on the “bulletin board” system called “Andy Griffith Show.” After that first message I was joined, over time, by 57 other folks (including Bob) who enjoyed talking about Mayberry.

On the first anniversary of that first message, we decided to make our group of TAGS fans a “real” chapter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) so we had people send in their suggestions for a chapter name and “Who’s Been Messin’ Up the Bulletin Board?” (WBMUTBB) was born. A note requesting the chapter name was sent to TAGSRWC HQ on November 4, 1991 and official verification of our chapter arrived by mail on November 29, 1991 in the form of out Chapter Charter from TAGSRWC Headquarters in Nashville.

The WBMUTBB Chapter expanded from just being on Prodigy to being on the whole Internet and thus began the WBMUTBB Digest.  The format is a Digest style email mailing list.  Members are allowed to post messages to the list and several emails are combined into one “digest” and then delivered to members. (Usually one email per day.)  There are currently 1,527 members of the WBMUTBB chapter and their have been 5,355 issues of the WBMUTBB Digest through November 29, 2011.

I hope you will join the fun of a daily e-mail in your inbox all about Mayberry.  It’s easy to sign up.

Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:26:24

Two Chairs No WaitingThe 5th issue of The eBullet hit the Internet this week and is full of wonderful Mayberry news!  If you don’t know, The eBullet is the “Official Newsletter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC)” and, like water and air at Wally’s, it is free!

I’ll hit a few of the highlights on the podcast but there’s more to be had than I have time to fit into our show so I encourage you to drop by http://tagsrwc.com/the_bullet and check it out for yourself.  You can sign up to have future issues delivered directly to your inbox, subscribe by RSS or just keep an eagle eye out for new ones.  I recommend signing up because you won’t want to miss a single word.

Jim Clark, the Presiding Goober of TAGSRWC, works hard to keep us all informed of the Mayberry news and, as you could tell by last weeks Two Chairs No Waiting episode (#162), he knows how to capture the Mayberry spirit.  Thanks to Jim for allowing me to share some of his hard work with you in oral format but I admit, reading “speaks louder than words.”

Speaking of last weeks show, I have a nice letter from one of our listeners to share with you as well.

Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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Two Chairs No WaitingThe eBullet is the Official Newsletter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club.  Let’s catch up with what The eBullet calls “News of Cast & Crew” to see what our Mayberry friends have been up to.

The eBullet drops a few names from Mayberry like Andy Griffith, George Spence, Don Knotts, Ron Howard, George Lindsey, Betty Lynn, Doug Dillard, Rodney Dillard, Maggie Peterson, James Best, Margaret Kerry, and Richard O. “Dick” Linke.  Whew!  And we’re just getting started with information The eBullet brings to fans of The Andy Griffith Show.

Follow me on Twitter if you use twitter. I’ve been posting all kinds of Mayberry things there as another way to let folks know about The Andy Griffith Show.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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  • The eBullet
  • The Don Knotts Legacy Fund – Fundraising for creation of a Memorial Park (including a Don Knotts statue) in Don’s hometown of Morgantown, WV.
  • DillardGrass – Rodney and his Dillard Band new fan site.
  • Return of the Killer Shrews – Sequel to Attack of the Killer Shrews, the cult classic in which starred Jame Best in the 1950s.
  • Roland White (one of Mayberry’s Country Boys in the “Mayberry on Record” episode) – Keep tabs on Roland.
  • Mayberry chapter – One of TAGSRWC’s most active chapters.
  • Mayberry Event Calendar – some upcoming events in Mayberry that folks have thumb-tacked to Floyd’s bulletin board from the most recent issue of The eBullet.
  • The Bullet (Back Issues)

Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #154: Brian Saul

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Professor Brower concludes his interview with Jim Clark and Ken Beck.  If you messed the last episode, go back and give part one of this interview a listen because we already found out where The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) got its name, how Beck & Clark became friends, and why TAGSRWC had a newsletter.  That’s just some of what we learned.

In this episode we find out how the guys became writing partners, why they write cookbooks, how Mayberry has impacted their lives and so much more.

We own Jim and Ken so much for the things Mayberry fans have had the chance to share with one another over the years.  Without these guys this podcast would most likely not exist nor would iMayberry.com or so many other things we, as fans, take for granted.

Thank you Jim Clark and Ken Beck.  You’ve been a blessing to us all.

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Jim Clark is the “Presiding Goober” and one of the founding members of TAGSRWC.

Ken Beck is a journalist who worked for “The Tennessean” where he edited the “Sunday Showcase” until he stepped away from his 31 years with the Nashville, TN paper.

Together Beck & Clark have touched Mayberry fans everywhere with their books about The Andy Griffith Show. I know you’ll enjoy hearing from them as “Professor” Brower draws wonderful information from them.

Neal, of course, has a wonderful book of his own called “Mayberry 101” that you will not want to miss. Neal was the focus of two episodes of this podcast so after you finish listening to him interview Beck & Clark, head back to episodes 50, 51, and 52 to hear his story.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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  • Gomer’s Crossword Fill ‘er Up – Folks enjoyed Emma’s crossword so well that we figured we ought to add another one. This one was created back in 1993 by Lavell Hall. This puzzle first appeared in the October 31, 1993 edition of the TAGSRWC Newsletter, The Bullet.
  • Emma’s Jaywalking Crossword – This terrific crossword was created by Sue Wilkerson, founder of the “I’m in It for Keeps” chapter in Albertville, AL. This puzzle first appeared in the January 28, 1995 edition of the TAGSRWC Newsletter, The Bullet. There is an “online” interactive version as well as one you can print out. Enjoy!!
  • Neal Brower – All TCNW episodes related to Neal Brower can be found here. Episodes 50, 51, and 52 are his interview.
  • The eBullet – The Official Newsletter of “The Andy Griffith Show” Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC). Check out the archives and subscribe to make sure you don’t miss any issues.
  • Jim Clark – Jim is the heart and soul of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club so check out iMayberry.com but don’t forget about WeaversDepartmentStore.com because he’s “Bert Miller” too.

Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #142: Jan Newsome

 

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Each year at Mayberry Days in Mount Airy, NC fans have a chance to attend Professor Brower’s Lecture.  Neal Brower works his heart out each year to provide Mayberry fans a memorable and special time visiting with those who have touched our lives though The Andy Griffith Show.  In September 2010 Neal’s guests were Jim Clark and Ken Beck.

Jim Clark is the “Presiding Goober” and one of the founding members of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC).

Ken Beck is a journalist who worked for “The Tennessean” where he edited the “Sunday Showcase” until he stepped away from his 31 years with the Nashville, TN paper.

Together Beck & Clark have touched Mayberry fans everywhere with their books about The Andy Griffith Show.  I know you’ll enjoy hearing from them as “Professor” Brower draws wonderful information from them.

Neal, of course, has a wonderful book of his own called “Mayberry 101” that you will not want to miss.  Neal was the focus of two episodes of this podcast so after you finish listening to him interview Beck & Clark, head back to episodes 50, 51, and 52 to hear his story.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

If you use iTunes, please visit the Two Chairs No Waiting page of the iTunes store and leave a review and rating.

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  • Neal Brower – All TCNW episodes related to Neal Brower can be found here.  Episodes 50, 51, and 52 are his interview.
  • The eBullet – The Official Newsletter of “The Andy Griffith Show” Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC). Check out the archives and subscribe to make sure you don’t miss any issues.
  • Ken Beck Blog – Ken may have “retired” but he keeps on working. Check out his blog at The Wilson Post.
  • Jim Clark – Jim is the heart and soul of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club so check out iMayberry.com but don’t forget about WeaversDepartmentStore.com because he’s “Bert Miller” too.

Executive Producer of Two Chairs No Waiting Episode #141: Jan Newsome

 

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The eBullet is the Official Newsletter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club and I’m sure many of you get it delivered directly to your e-mail inbox every other month.  If you don’t, or if you don’t have time to read through it, here’s a sample of just what you’re missing.

We’ll be focusing on just a few sections of The eBullet in the podcast and they are News of Cast & Crew, Chapter Update, and Chapter News.  There are many other sections of The eBullet so you’re encouraged to drop by for a visit and read the online version for yourself.

New editions of The eBullet are published about every other month and they’re full of wonderful Mayberry related information from TAGSRWC HQ in Nashville, TN.

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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We’re heading back into the archives of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) to read about Mayberry folks from the mountains around town. The story is from “The Bullet,” the official newsletter of TAGSRWC, volume 1 issue 2 (March 18, 1983). This is a fun trip back down memory lane to the very early days of TAGSRWC.

We also hear from a caller who lets us know that Richard “Doc” Ferrara (one of the subjects of our last episode – #121) was mentioned on The Andy Griffith show episode “Ernest T. Bass Joins the Army.”

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the TwoChairsNoWaiting.com website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode. Call the Two Chairs No Waiting Hot-line at (888) 684-8415 and leave a voice mail to be part of the show.

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Last week we spoke of TAGSRWCs 30th Anniversary and this week I’m following up with the “Who’s Been Messin’ Up the Bulletin Board?” Chapter’s 18th Anniversary.  I’ll talk a bit about the WBMUTBB Chapter but to give you a heads up, it was the first official online chapter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers club and over time has produced to date 4,966 editions of the WBMUTBB Digest daily newsletter.

Don’t worry…I’m going to throw in some trivia for you to test yourself with as well.  Not just ANY trivia either. This will be a few questions from the “Super Bowl of Mayberry Trivia” held each year during Mayberry Days in Mt. Airy, NC.  These questions are HARD so don’t feel bad if you don’t know them.  I’ll throw in an easy one or two so folks like me can feel good about getting one right.

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Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:12:40

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My goodness.  I almost let all of 2009 go by without doing an episode about The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club (TAGSRWC) and that’s unMayberry-like of me.  After all, 2009 marks the 30th Andy-versery of the “Rerun Watchers Club” being established at Vanderbilt Universary in Nashville, TN.  TAGSRWC began in the fall of 1979 and within a short time the club, though still informal, had grown considerably.

From October 3, 1982 until the 2001 the official Newsletter of The Andy Grifffith Show Rerun Watchers Club was The Bullet. In June 2001 the club made the move to an electronic newsletter called The eBullet but continued to publish a smaller print newsletter called “The Pocket” (named for where Barney kept the bullet).

There are currently 10,919 subscribers to The eBullet and The Pocket is no longer printed replaced by an even smaller one page flyer called “The Button.”

As TAGSRWC closes out the 30th year as an organization the love for the show that members love continues to grow. New members, both young and old, continue to join and the total number of chapters founded has grown to 1,348.  An official Facebook Fan Page was founded on October 3, 2009 to mark the 30th anniversary of TAGSRWC creation and is already approaching the 1000 fan mark (774 as I write this note).

Don’t forget to leave comments or ask questions on the iMayberry.com/podcasts website or using the contact information given in the podcast. We’d love to have you be a part of our next feedback episode.

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  • iMayberry.com – Official home of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club.  There is more than 15 years of Mayberry fun on the site which was established October 3, 1994 (the 25th anniversary of TAGSRWC).
  • Weaver’s Department Store – The online store of TAGSRWC. Your purchases at Weaver’s help to support TAGSRWC as well as this podcast so go by and get something for the Mayberry folks in your life.
  • TAGSRWC.com – Just to cover all our bases The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club owns the TAGSRWC.com domain as well. This site ties in as a sister site to iMayberry.com and they are very interconnected.
  • The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club Facebook Page – TAGSRWC has just opened a fan page on Facebook for another way to keep up-to-date with the goings-on in and around Mayberry.

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