January 2, 1959: Four Successful Soaps air on CBS

 
January 2, 1959: Four successful radio soap operas were started on CBS namely Our Gal Sunday, This is Nora Drake, Mary Noble Backstage Wife and Road of Life.

Our Gal Sunday began as a Broadway show and then aired on CBS.  Nora Drake  ran successfully for 12 years.  Backstage Wife  followed a young woman who wants to become somebody in New York. The highly popular  Road of Life  lasted 18 years on radio. Together, the radio soaps were daytime drama favorites.

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