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The Wayside Theater (Sponsored By The Chicago Motor Club)

Wayside Theater was a classy little drama anthology notable not only for its ensemble cast of legendary Golden Age of Radio performers but also for its excellent scripts. Olan Soulé and Patricia Dunlap anchored most of the ensemble pieces, aided by Brett Morrison of The Shadow fame, Ken Christy, Bill Bouchey, Forrest Lewis, Herb Butterfield, and Lesley Woods among others. Wayside Theater premiered on September 11th 1938 on Sunday evenings at the dinner hour throughout the Midwest and as far as Pennsylvania and Texas. The Chicago Motor Club was greatly expanding their post-War membership of the era, and aggressively promoted its insurance services, car-buying program, roadside assistance and vacation planning. [digitaldeliftp.com]

 

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