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Five Star Matinee - Pgm 43

October 23rd, 2009

The "Historical Dictionary of Amercian radio soap operas" by Jim Cox notes that "Five Star Matinee" was broadcast from December 31, 1956 through December 1958 and was placed on NBC's daytime schedule after the magazine-style program "Weekday" went off the air.  It was a drama anthology designed to appeal to daytime listeners, primarily women.  According to a 2006 newsletter from the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group, only around twenty episodes of the series survive, something not uncommon with late era old time radio broadcasts that were often recorded on tape that was reused or discarded.  So, here on the blog, I'm offering up the only show I have in the series.

transcription label

Program 43, as broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service and dated September 19, 1958 in the disc matrix, is a drama called "The Man is Always Right" by Sophie Kerr.

The show was transferred from an original AFRTS vinyl microgroove transcription.