MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN COLLECTING OLD TIME RADIO SHOWS FOR A LONG TIME NOW. HE LISTENS TO THEM WHILE HE IS WORKING IN THE DARKROOM.
WE THOUGHT WE WOULD SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS SO THEY COULD ENJOY THEM ALSO.
Ma Perkins was the story of “America’s mother of the air,” a benevolent, self-sufficient widow who owned and managed a lumber yard in the fictitious town of Rushville Center. The show premiered in August 1933 on Cincinnati station WLW; by December, it had moved to WMAQ/Chicago and joined the NBC network.
As played by Virginia Payne, Ma Perkins was kind and sometimes trusting to a fault. She offered homespun philosophy to any and all who needed it, including her children Evey and Fay, Evey’s husband Willy and Ma’s business partner, the down-to-earth Shuffle Shober.
The brainchild of soap opera creators Frank and Anne Hummert, Ma Perkins had its share of melodrama, cliffhangers and personality conflicts, but it could also move at the slow, deliberate pace indicative of life in a small town.
The show ran on NBC and CBS—sometimes simultaneously—until 1960. At times, it was broadcast in Canada, Hawaii and throughout Europe. Payne, who was only 23 when Ma Perkins first went on the air, played the title role for the show’s entire run.
THERE ARE 45 Episodes ON 1 CD AND THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT. THEY WILL PLAY ON ANY COMPUTER AND SOME CD PLAYERS THAT ARE MARKED PLAYS MP3s. YOU CAN EASILY BURN THEM TO A CD SO YOU CAN PLAY ON YOUR CAR SYSTEM. I HAVE THEM ON MY ZUNE AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAS THEM ON HIS I-POD. REMEMBER THEY ARE IN MP3 FORMAT AND WILL NOT PLAY ON MOST CD PLAYERS.
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