CBS has cancelled Guiding Light

Doug Drown
Wed Apr 1 20:54:35 EDT 2009

Is "The Guiding Light" the oldest continuing network program, or is that 
honor still held by the Mormons' "Music and the Spoken Word"?  The Mormon 
broadcast was over CBS Radio for decades, originating at KSL, but I'm not 
sure whether CBS still carries it or it's syndicated.

I assume "Meet the Press" is the runner-up, or does CBS' World News Roundup 
predate that?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Fybush" <>
To: "Dan.Strassberg" <>
Cc: "Boston Radio Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: CBS has cancelled Guiding Light

>I read Maureen's message to indicate that Guiding Light started on radio 72 
>years ago, which it indeed did, subsequently moving to TV.
> Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>> Are you SURE the TV program first aired in 1937? I don't think there
>> was commercial TV in 1937. Don't you mean 62 years? That would mean
>> that the program first aired in 1947, which I could believe.
>> -----
>> Dan Strassberg (
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>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Maureen Carney" <>
>> To: "Boston Radio Group" <>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 1:59 PM
>> Subject: CBS has cancelled Guiding Light
>>> After 72 years on radio and TV, Guiding Light is going off come this
>>> September. Wish I could say I didn't see this coming. I was a fan
>>> back in high school (early 80s) and haven't seriously watched for
>>> about 20 years. I did catch some episodes last summer just to see
>>> how the new production values held up (they didn't).

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