Soap operas were not invented for television audience, they were in the radio networks since early 1930s showing the life of other people through the medium of radio. Painted Dreams is considered to be the earliest "soap opera", the show debuted on 20th October 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Their primary audience were housewives, thus most of the sponsors were linked to the household products, thus the term "soap opera".
One of two long-running Polish soap operas - continuously broadcasted since 1960, it took audience to small village somewhere in Poland.
One of the longest running American radio soap operas spanning 27 years and 3,256 episodes.
Polish soap opera that is among the longest continuously running radio shows in the world - the story of Matysiak family is broadcasted every week since 1956.
One of the six soap operas that ran until 1960 when last such shows were cancelled by American radio networks.