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Wife Wanted

The show uses recurring characters to present an ongoing expose' of the Lonely Heart's industry.

20 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 6 min)
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"Escort Service"



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How do you find the perfect mate? Deciding who we will spend the rest of our lives with is probably the most important decision we will ever face, and it is not one to be taken lightly. While we are searching for just the right partner, we are often vulnerable to those who would take advantage of our wants and desires.

One interesting way to find the love of your life is to simply take out an ad expressing your desires. That is essentially the premise of the 1939 syndicated program Wife Wanted. The show uses recurring characters to present an ongoing expose' of the Lonely Heart's industry. Retired businessman Norman Howard has taken out a newspaper ad where he presents himself as a very eligible bachelor (with a not insignificant annual income). Norman's friend, writer Bob Nolan, makes it his mission to investigate the various replies to the advertisement. There are plenty of interested, eligible women from all ages and situations, but there are also some rather dubious responses, including "Get Acquainted Clubs", fortune tellers, mystic healers, escort bureaus, a few churches, and several just plain crackpots.

The producers claim that while the names and characters in Wife Wanted are fictitious and any resemblance to actual persons is coincidental, the stories are based on actual replies to a "wife wanted" advertisement". It is our sincere belief that there is indeed a perfect soul mate out there for everyone, but there are also more than a few scammers who are very willing to take advantage of lonely people.

See also: Get Rich Quick SchemesCon men, Cheats, and Bunco Artists in Old Time Radio, Wife Wanted, and Hello Sucker!

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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.



    20 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 6 min
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      20 shows - total playtime 4 hours 6 minutes
      1. Wife Wanted 1939 0038 Organ Music.mp3
      2. Wife Wanted 1939 0039 Organ Music 2.mp3
      3. Wife Wanted 1939 0041 Eva Hall Golden Rule Celebrity Club.mp3
      4. Wife Wanted 1939 0042 Escort Service Test 1.mp3
      5. Wife Wanted 1939 0043 Escort Service Test 2.mp3
      6. Wife Wanted 1939 0044 Dude Ranch 2.mp3
      7. Wife Wanted 1939 0078.mp3
      8. Wife Wanted 1939 0090.mp3
      9. Wife Wanted 1939 0091.mp3
      10. Wife Wanted 1939 0092 Golden Rule Club.mp3
      11. Wife Wanted 1939 0110 Mystic Temple.mp3
      12. Wife Wanted 1939 0115.mp3
      13. Wife Wanted 1939 0116.mp3
      14. Wife Wanted 1939 0117.mp3
      15. Wife Wanted 1939 0118.mp3
      16. Wife Wanted 1939 0119.mp3
      17. Wife Wanted 1939 0129.mp3
      18. Wife Wanted 1939 8302 Dude Ranch.mp3
      19. Wife Wanted 1939 Club 77.mp3
      20. Wife Wanted 1939 Letters From Around The Country.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    20 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 4 hours, 6 min
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      20 shows - total playtime 4 hours 6 minutes
      1. Wife Wanted 1939 0038 Organ Music.mp3
      2. Wife Wanted 1939 0039 Organ Music 2.mp3
      3. Wife Wanted 1939 0041 Eva Hall Golden Rule Celebrity Club.mp3
      4. Wife Wanted 1939 0042 Escort Service Test 1.mp3
      5. Wife Wanted 1939 0043 Escort Service Test 2.mp3
      6. Wife Wanted 1939 0044 Dude Ranch 2.mp3
      7. Wife Wanted 1939 0078.mp3
      8. Wife Wanted 1939 0090.mp3
      9. Wife Wanted 1939 0091.mp3
      10. Wife Wanted 1939 0092 Golden Rule Club.mp3
      11. Wife Wanted 1939 0110 Mystic Temple.mp3
      12. Wife Wanted 1939 0115.mp3
      13. Wife Wanted 1939 0116.mp3
      14. Wife Wanted 1939 0117.mp3
      15. Wife Wanted 1939 0118.mp3
      16. Wife Wanted 1939 0119.mp3
      17. Wife Wanted 1939 0129.mp3
      18. Wife Wanted 1939 8302 Dude Ranch.mp3
      19. Wife Wanted 1939 Club 77.mp3
      20. Wife Wanted 1939 Letters From Around The Country.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



    20 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 6 min

    Wife Wanted Disc A001

    1. Wife Wanted 1939 0038 Organ Music
    2. Wife Wanted 1939 0039 Organ Music 2
    3. Wife Wanted 1939 0041 Eva Hall Golden Rule Celebrity Club
    4. Wife Wanted 1939 0042 Escort Service Test 1
    5. Wife Wanted 1939 0043 Escort Service Test 2

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    Wife Wanted Disc A002

    1. Wife Wanted 1939 0044 Dude Ranch 2
    2. Wife Wanted 1939 0078
    3. Wife Wanted 1939 0090
    4. Wife Wanted 1939 0091
    5. Wife Wanted 1939 0092 Golden Rule Club

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    Wife Wanted Disc A003

    1. Wife Wanted 1939 0110 Mystic Temple
    2. Wife Wanted 1939 0115
    3. Wife Wanted 1939 0116
    4. Wife Wanted 1939 0117
    5. Wife Wanted 1939 0118

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    Wife Wanted Disc A004

    1. Wife Wanted 1939 0119
    2. Wife Wanted 1939 0129
    3. Wife Wanted 1939 8302 Dude Ranch
    4. Wife Wanted 1939 Club 77
    5. Wife Wanted 1939 Letters From Around The Country

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