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Two Chairs No Waiting 59: The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club 30th Year

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

Two Chairs No Waiting

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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.

Related Links:

  • 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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  • Bruce Gilfillan November 25, 2009, 7:12 am

    Dear Allen,
    My wife and I have throughly enjoyed your podcast since we found out about your service last september 09, after we attended our first festival.
    We live in Porter, Okla. Not much news reaches this area until it’s all over. Keep up the good work. May all you and your’s have a very good thanksgiving. God bless.
    Your new friends, Bruce and Pamela Gilfillan.

  • John Foster November 27, 2009, 3:23 pm

    Great episode, Allen. I’m going to send you an e-mail abouth TAGSRWC. Great podcast. I enjoy them very much. I’m sure Jim Clark never imagined all that would transpire from that group of people that gathered to watch TAGS at Vandy!


  • Tim Bradshaw January 29, 2013, 7:06 pm

    I first saw Jim Clark’s name on some of the first Andy Griffth Books I saw. Never met him yet, but I can sure say that I am thankful that he started TAGSRWC and all that he has done to get the special events going! The Bullet or EBullet is a one of a kind publication, It is special to be able to keep up with the cast members and the events. It is very special to be able to share and learn from others the way we do about my most favorite alltime TV Show. More than a show of course, a state of mind! Annnnd, it is neat to have Weaver’s Dept. Store too…I have purchased a few items from ole Ben, nice place to shop for Mayberry stuff! Who in the world knew that when I was a kid watching TAGS on our old family b&w tv that I would be able to do what I am doing right here, right now 50 years later? Great!

    On to #60

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