A Day in Radio

A full day of radio programming from WJSV (now WTOP), Washington, D.C., for September 21, 1939. This project presents a representative sample of the mix of network and local programming of a major metropolitan network affiliate of the period. It also suggests a good deal about the programming mix of such stations: early morning breakfast variety programs followed by soap operas during the day, news and sports in thelate afernoon, family serials in the early evening followed by drama and orchestral music until sign off. Finally, because it includes the advertising for each program, it tells us a good deal about the power and shape of radio advertising at the time. —A Day in Radio (University of Virginia)

The blurb above is actually from the program guide.