GIRL IN A CBC STUDIO

Author: Mary Peate

Synopsis: Suburban housewife and mother Mary Peate did accept the challenge of having her own radio program, and her very popular show Teas & Trumpetsran until July 1965. Using a mix of personal experiences, comments on society and culture, with generous helpings of humour, the show also featured music from Peate’s extensive record collection. 

Girl in a CBC Studiois more than a personal memoir. It is a picture of suburban life bedfore the Vietnam War, when a housewife on national radio was a raity, and toreador pants were not. It is also a fascinating look at earlier days of CBC Radio and Television and some of its key players.

As with Mary Peate’s previous books, Girl in a Red River Coatand Girl in a Sloppy Joe Sweater, readers can identify and empathize with and chuckle about her characters and situations. We can all be grateful for Ken Wither’s good judgement.

Genre: Non-fiction/Memoir

Published in: 1999

No. of Pages: 191

ISBN: 9781896754086