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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Guiding Light

By newadmin / Published on Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 16:47 PM / No Comments / 25 views


Any soap opera fans out there that miss Guiding Light? The daytime drama was cancelled in 2009 and since then, many soap viewers have felt a hole in their hearts. Audiences fell in love with the show’s drama, romance, and adventure within storylines. Think you know everything about Guiding Light? Think again! Below are 12 things you may not know about the soap.

12. In The Beginning

While most people nowadays grew to know and love the Guiding Light as a soap opera they watched on television, the show and its characters originated from a radio broadcast series. Guiding Light first aired on the radio in 1937 and would continue to relay soapy stories in this fashion until 1956.

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11. Radio/Television Overlap

As mentioned above, Guiding Light started out as a radio program that ran from 1937 to 1956. The show would take to the television airwaves in 1952. Therefore, the show overlapped in broadcasting with radio and television viewers tuned in for four incredible years. The show was eventually discontinued on radio and thus gave American viewers only one option when it came to the show.

Source: Old Time Radio Catalog

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