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Road of Life

This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.

6 old time radio show recordings
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2 Audio CDs


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"Frank Offers Marriage to Frankie"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Irna Phillips, originator of the show
Irna Phillips, originator of the show
This popular Radio Soap is another creation from "the Mother of Daytime Drama", Irna Phillips. The program was a great success for sponsor Proctor and Gamble, with an 18 year run on the radio, beginning 1937. CBS attempted to bring the series to television from Dec 13, 1954 to Jul 1, 1955, in the 1:15-1:30 time slot. Because many CBS affiliates choose to run local news and talk shows during this time slot, the program never achieved the popularity it was due. However the radio version of Road of Life continued into the 1959 season when the golden age of Radio Soap Opera began to wind down.

The story centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. Proctor Gable Ad, 1940As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine. Also a large factor in the story was the relationships between three generations of Brent's and Jocelyn's well to do but highly dysfunctional family, the Overtons.

Donald McLaughlin starred as Dr Brent, and Virginia Dwyer played Jocelyn on both radio and TV. Both would go on in Soaps, McLaughlin Chris Hughes on CBS's As the World Turns, while Dwyer would become the matriarch Mary Matthews on Another World.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 30 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 30 minutes
      1. Road Life 400712 Jim Helen Go To Second Floor Waiting Rm.mp3
      2. Road Life 450528 Lotte Alice Are Cleaning House-Muffled.mp3
      3. Road Life 460817 Mrs Fitzpatrick Has Been Foiled Detective.mp3
      4. Road Life 470618 Carol And Jim Talk About Fire.mp3
      5. Road Life 471218 Franks Offer Of Marriage To Frankie.mp3
      6. Road Life Frank And Bill Talk.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 30 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      6 shows - total playtime 1 hours 30 minutes
      1. Road Life 400712 Jim Helen Go To Second Floor Waiting Rm.mp3
      2. Road Life 450528 Lotte Alice Are Cleaning House-Muffled.mp3
      3. Road Life 460817 Mrs Fitzpatrick Has Been Foiled Detective.mp3
      4. Road Life 470618 Carol And Jim Talk About Fire.mp3
      5. Road Life 471218 Franks Offer Of Marriage To Frankie.mp3
      6. Road Life Frank And Bill Talk.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    6 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 30 min

    Disc A001

    1. Road Life Frank And Bill Talk
    2. Road Life 400712 Jim Helen Go To Second Floor Waiting Rm
    3. Road Life 450528 Lotte Alice Are Cleaning House-Muffled
    4. Road Life 460817 Mrs Fitzpatrick Has Been Foiled Detective

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    Disc A002

    1. Road Life 470618 Carol And Jim Talk About Fire
    2. Road Life 471218 Franks Offer Of Marriage To Frankie

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00