Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 1928: The First Radio Serials Broadcast


August 6, 1928: NBC broadcast the first serials that was titled "Real Folks".

"Real Folks,"was about the “real” daily lives of Matt Thompkins, town mayor, newspaper editor, general store manager, postmaster and band leader, and his wife, Martha, who were surrounded by a cast of “typical” small town characters.  The Real Folks serials was aired every Monday at 9:30 - 10 pm

The Real Folks was the first regular series in the history radio broadcast and electronic medium. In the future, radio serials (radio soap operas) were a huge impact on bringing fiction into the mainstream.

Sadly no radio broadcasts of "Real Folks" are believed to be in existence.

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