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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.
Radio on Stage | June 19, 2013
On the THIRD WEDNESDAY of each month the MBC will celebrate the glory days
of radio drama with live productions of classic radio plays.
Produced by Dramageddon, a young arts collective dedicated to fostering all
forms of art including theater, dance, sculpture, painting, photography, song and
puppetry, the productions are energetic and highly entertaining.
2013 RHOF Induction Ceremony | November 9, 2013
The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) celebrated the 2013 induction
of 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.