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It's Saturday night. The work week is done. Time for fun. Back then it was time for the music and dancing. Families and friends would get together. Those who could play and sing, did. The rest either watched or kicked up their heels and danced along.

From these types of gatherings the first recording companies and radio stations began to find their musicians and artists. George D. Hay long associated with the Grand Ole Opry was at WLS before then and knew their was an audience out there, rural America was his target.

History now lets us see which shows made it or lasted a few years. But for a while, it was like today's television copy cat formula for getting ratings. For a time, many radio stations used Barn Dance type radio shows featuring singing, comedy, square dancing as a way to gain listenership and to bring it to the audience live for broadcast.

Kick back. Turn off the tv. Gather around the radio - pretend its an old time radio with the glowing dials. Let your mind wander back to those old days as you rediscover these old shows and remember them. Or learn about them for the first time. From shows like this many of country music's stars and legends got their start.

Radio Station—City, State

Alabama Hayloft Jamboree
WAPI - Birmingham, AL

Hoosier Hop
WOWO - Fort Wayne, IN

Rocky Mountain Jamboree
KLAK - Denver, CO

Allegheny Mountain Jamboree
WFRM - Coudersport, PA

Hoosier Jubilee
WJOB - Hammond, IN

Saddle Mountain Roundup
KVOO-KRLD - Tulsa, OK and Dallas, TX

Arizona Hayride
KRUX - Phoenix, AZ

Hoosierland Barn Dance
WLBC - Muncie, IN

Sagebrush Roundup
WMMN - Fairmont, WV

Arkansas Jamboree Barndance
KLRA - Little Rock, AR

Houston Home Town Jamboree
KNUZ - Houston, TX

Saturday Night Shindig
WFAA - Dallas, TX

Big E Jamboree
 - Evansville, IN

Indiana Hoedown
WFBM - Indianapolis, IN

Saturday Nite Hoedown
CJCH - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Blue Bonnet Barn Dance
KCEN-TV - Temple, TX

Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
WHO - Des Moines, IA

Shady Valley Gang
KWK - St. Louis, MO

Bluff Creek Round Up
KOMA - Oklahoma City, OK

Kansas Roundup
WIBW - Topeka, KS

Sohio Hayride
WLW - Cincinnati, OH

Boone County Jamboree
WLW - Cncinnati, OH

KCUL Cowtown Hoedown
KCUL - Fort Worth, TX

South Texas Serenade
WOGT - Orange, TX

Brown County Jamboree
WIBC, WIRE - Bean Blossom, IN

KDTH Barn Dance
KDTH - Dubuque, IA

Sunset Valley Barn Dance
KSTP - St. Paul, MN

Calgary Stampede
 - Calgary, AB

KFPW Arkansas Valley Jamboree
KFPW - Fort Smith, AR

Suwanee River Jamboree
WNER - Live Oak, FL

California Hayride
 - Richmond, CA

KGCU Barn Dance
KGCU - Mandan, ND

Tennessee Barn Dance
WNOX - Knoxville, TN

Carolina Barn Dance
WBRM - Spruce Pine, NC

KLWT Saturday Night Barn Dance
KLWT - Lebanon, MO

Tennessee Hayloft Jamboree
WAGC - Chattanooga, TN

Carolina Hayride
WBT - Charlotte, NC

KMA Country School
KMA - Council Bluffs, IA

The Lazy Ranch Boys Barn Dance
WXYZ - Detroit, MI

CFCF Hometown Jamboree
CFCF - Montreal, Quebec Canada

KMAE Kornfield Karnival
KMAE - McKinney, TX

Town and Country Time Jamboree
WMAL - Washington, DC

Chippewa Valley Barn Dance
WEAU - Eau Claire, WI

KMBC Brush Creek Follies
KMBC - Kansas City, MO

Town Hall Jamboree
WIP - Philadelphia, PA

Circle Jamboree
WERE - Cleveland, OH

KMOX County Fair
KMOX - St. Louis, MO

Town Hall Party
KFI/KTTV - Compton, CA

CKEY Hayloft Hoedown
CKEY - Toronto, Ontario Canada

KWTO - Springfield, MO

Virginia Barn Dance
WDVA - Danville, VA

CKNX Barn Dance
CKNX - Wingham, ON

KRLD Big D Jamboree
KRLD - Dallas, TX

WADC Jamboree
WADC - Akron, OH

Cornbelt Jamboree
KMA - Council Bluffs, IA

KVOA Barn Dance
KVOA - Tucson, AZ

WAMO Hometwon Jamboree
WAMO - Pittsburgh, PA

Country Carnival Barn Dance
KMPC - San Gabriel, CA

KWGB Rhythm Jamboree Bandwagon
KWGB - Goodland, KS

WAVY Tidewater Jamboree
WAVY - Tidewater, VA

Cowtown Jubilee
KCMO - Kansas City, MO

KWTO Barn Dance
KWTO - Springfield, MO

WBAM Deep South Jamboree
WBAM - Montgomery, AL

Dixie Jamboree
WBT - Charlotte, NC

Lee Mace's Ozark Opry
KRCG, KMOS - Lake of the Ozarks, MO

WDAY Hayloft Jamboree
WDAY - Fargo, ND

Dream Ranch Jamboree
WJMX - Florence, SC

Louisiana Hayride
KWKH - Shreveport, LA

WFIL Barn Dance
WFIL - Philadelphia, PA

East Texas Hillbilly Jamboree
KFRO - Longview, TX

Main Street Jamboree
CHML - Hamilton, ON

WGRC Hilltop Jamboree
WGRC - Louisville, KY

Forman Phillips County Barn Dance
 - Los Angeles, CA

Marshall Jamboree
KMHT - Marshall, TX

WGY Radio Ranch
WGY - Schenectady, NY

Fox River Valley Roundup
 - Milwaukee, WI

Maumee Valley Jamboree
WTOD - Toledo, OH

WHIL Hometown Jamboree
WHIL - Medford, MA

Garden State Jamboree
WATV (TV) - Newark, NJ

Michigan Barn Dance
WKNX - Saginaw, MI

WIBC Jamboree
WIBC - Indianapolis, IN

Grand Ole Opry
WSM - Nashville, TN

Midway Jamboree
WGWD - Gadsden, AL

WJJL Jamboree
WJJL - Niagara Falls, NY

Happy Valley Jamboree
WSGN - Birgmingham, AL

Midwestern Hayride
WLW - Cincinnati, OH

WJW Barndance Jamboree
WJW - Cleveland, OH

Hayloft Frolic
WTTV - Terre Haute / Bloomington, IN

National Barn Dance
WLS - Chicago, IL

WKBH Barn Dance
WKBH - LaCrosse, WI

Hayloft Frolic and Dance
WTJS - Jackson, TN

New Dominion Barn Dance
WRVA - Richmond, VA

WKRC Cornhuskers Jamboree
WKRC - Cincinnati, OH

Hayloft Hoedown
WFIL - Philadelphia, PA

Old Farm Hour
WCHS - Charleston, WV

WMBG Jamboree
WMBG - Richmond, VA

Hayloft Jamboree
WCOP - Boston, MA

Old Fashioned Barn Dance
KMOX - St. Louis, MO

WMC Plough Dixie Jamboree
WMC - Memphis, TN

Hocking Valley Barn Dance
WAOK - Lancaster, OH

Old Kentucky Barn Dance
WHAS - Louisville, KY

WMMT Jamboree
WMMT - McMinnville, TN

Hoffman Hayride (KFMB-TV)
KFMB-TV - San Diego, CA

Original Warren County Jamboree
WRRN - Warren, PA

WNAM Barn Dance
WNAM - Neenah, WI

Hoffman Hayride (KGO-TV)
KGO-TV - San Franicsco, CA

Ozark Jubilee
KWTO - Springfield, MO

WNAX Missouri Valley Barn Dance
WNAX - Yankton, SD

Hoffman Hayride (KOB-TV)
KOB-TV - Albuquerque, NM

Peach State Jamboree
WJAT - Swainsboro, GA

WPFB Jamboree
WPFB - Middletown, OH

Hoffman Hayride (KPHO-TV)
KPHO-TV - Phoenix, AZ

Pine Hollow Jamboree
WPIC - Sharon, PA

WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance
WRVA - Richmond, VA

Hoffman Hayride (KPTV-TV)
KPTV-TV - Portland, OR

Possum Holler Opry
WGEM-TV - Quincy, IL

WSB Barn Dance
WSB - Atlanta, GA

Hoffman Hayride (KTLA-TV)
KTLA-TV - Los Angeles, CA

Red River Jamboree
KFTV - Paris, TX

WTMJ Badger State Barn Dance
WTMJ - Milwaukee, WI

Hoffman Hayride (WOAI-TV)
WOAI-TV - San Antonio, TX

Red Rose Jamboree
WLAN - Lancaster, PA

WVOK Dixie Jamboree
WVOK - Birmingham, AL

Hollywood Barn Dance
KNX - Hollywood, CA

Renfro Valley Barn Dance
WLW - Renfro Valley, KY

WWVA Jamboree
WWVA - Wheeling, WV

Hometown Jamboree
KXLA - Los Angeles, CA

Rockford Hayloft Jamboree
 - Rockford, IL


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