89th Anniversary of the National Barn Dance | March 8, 2013
The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) will celebrate the 89th anniversary of The National Barn Dance radio show in the actual historic WLS studio on March 23 at 3pm. The special event will feature an afternoon of classic country music, historic reflections and documentary clips from The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance.Filmmaker Stephen Parry will host the anniversary celebration that will benefit The National Radio Hall of Fame, which is housed inside the MBC. In 1924, The National Barn Dance made its debut over WLS Radio/Chicago. The show was the first to blend folk and country music with rural humor. The legendary Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, George Gobel, Andy Williams and Eddie Peabody were all regular members of the shows cast The National Barn Dance rapidly grew in popularity and was the idea behind Nashvilles Grand Ole Opry.
2013 RHOF Induction Ceremony | November 9, 2013
The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) celebrated the 2013 inductionof new members Steve Dahl and Garry Meier, Blair Garner, John Lanigan, Paul W. Smith, Eddie Piolin Sotelo, Charlie Steiner and the late Powell Crosley, Jr. The sold out night featured host Larry King, announcer Jim Bohannon,and presenters Reba McEntire, Mike Rogers, and Bob Sirott among others.
NRHOF Class of 2014 is announced | June 5, 2014
The National Radio Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2014. They are Charlie & Harrigan, Barry Farber, Jon Miller, Agnes Moorehead, Dick Orkin, This American Life with Ira Glass, and broadcasting titan Stanley E. Hubbard.Read the Press ReleaseHERE.
NRHOF member Casey Kasem Dies | June 15, 2014
The legendary America’s Top 40 DJ, voice of Shaggy in “Scooby Doo” and member of the National Radio Hall of Fame has passed away.Read Robert Feder’s article concerning the late, great Casey Kasem plus MBC CEO Bruce DuMont’s recollections of Casey Kasem HERE.
National Radio Hall of Fame Unveils New Exhibit Honoring