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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

Hoosierland Barn Dance
WLBC - Muncie, IN

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

Allegheny Mountain Jamboree
WFRM - Coudersport, PA

Houston Home Town Jamboree
KNUZ - Houston, TX

Sagebrush Roundup
WMMN - Fairmont, WV

Arizona Hayride
KRUX - Phoenix, AZ

Indiana Hoedown
WFBM - Indianapolis, IN

Saturday Night Shindig
WFAA - Dallas, TX

Arkansas Jamboree Barndance
KLRA - Little Rock, AR

Iowa Barn Dance Frolic
WHO - Des Moines, IA

Saturday Nite Hoedown
CJCH - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Big E Jamboree
 - Evansville, IN

Kansas Roundup
WIBW - Topeka, KS

Shady Valley Gang
KWK - St. Louis, MO

Blue Bonnet Barn Dance
KCEN-TV - Temple, TX

KCUL Cowtown Hoedown
KCUL - Fort Worth, TX

Sohio Hayride
WLW - Cincinnati, OH

Bluff Creek Round Up
KOMA - Oklahoma City, OK

KDTH Barn Dance
KDTH - Dubuque, IA

South Texas Serenade
WOGT - Orange, TX

Boone County Jamboree
WLW - Cncinnati, OH

Kentucky Mountain Barn Dance
WVLK/WKLX - Lexington, KY

Sunset Valley Barn Dance
KSTP - St. Paul, MN

Brown County Jamboree
WIBC, WIRE - Bean Blossom, IN

KFH Barn Dance Frolic
KFH - Wichita, KS

Suwanee River Jamboree
WNER - Live Oak, FL

Calgary Stampede
 - Calgary, AB

KFPW Arkansas Valley Jamboree
KFPW - Fort Smith, AR

Tennessee Barn Dance
WNOX - Knoxville, TN

California Hayride
 - Richmond, CA

KGCU Barn Dance
KGCU - Mandan, ND

Tennessee Hayloft Jamboree
WAGC - Chattanooga, TN

Carolina Barn Dance
WBRM - Spruce Pine, NC

KLWT Saturday Night Barn Dance
KLWT - Lebanon, MO

The Lazy Ranch Boys Barn Dance
WXYZ - Detroit, MI

Carolina Hayride
WBT - Charlotte, NC

KMA Country School
KMA - Council Bluffs, IA

Tidewater Barn Dance
WTID - Norfolk, VA

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

KWFT Western Barn Dance
KWFT - Wichita Falls, TX

WAVY Tidewater Jamboree
WAVY - Tidewater, VA

Cowtown Jubilee
KCMO - Kansas City, MO

KWGB Rhythm Jamboree Bandwagon
KWGB - Goodland, KS

WBAM Deep South Jamboree
WBAM - Montgomery, AL

Dairyland Barn Dance
 - Oshkosh, WI

KWTO Barn Dance
KWTO - Springfield, MO

WDAY Hayloft Jamboree
WDAY - Fargo, ND

Dixie Jamboree
WBT - Charlotte, NC

KXEL Hawkeye Barn Dance
 - Waterloo, IA

WFIL Barn Dance
WFIL - Philadelphia, PA

Dream Ranch Jamboree
WJMX - Florence, SC

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

WGAC Barn Dance
WGAC - Augusta, GA

East Texas Hillbilly Jamboree
KFRO - Longview, TX

Louisiana Hayride
KWKH - Shreveport, LA

WGL Hoosier Hayride
WGL - Fort Wayne, IN

Forman Phillips County Barn Dance
 - Los Angeles, CA

Main Street Jamboree
CHML - Hamilton, ON

WGRC Hilltop Jamboree
WGRC - Louisville, KY

Fox River Valley Roundup
 - Milwaukee, WI

Marshall Jamboree
KMHT - Marshall, TX

WGY Radio Ranch
WGY - Schenectady, NY

Garden State Jamboree
WATV (TV) - Newark, NJ

Maumee Valley Jamboree
WTOD - Toledo, OH

WHIL Hometown Jamboree
WHIL - Medford, MA

Grand Ole Opry
WSM - Nashville, TN

Michigan Barn Dance
WKNX - Saginaw, MI

WIBC Jamboree
WIBC - Indianapolis, IN

Happy Valley Jamboree
WSGN - Birgmingham, AL

Midway Jamboree
WGWD - Gadsden, AL

WIS Barn Dance
WIS - Columbia, SC

Hayloft Frolic
WTTV - Terre Haute / Bloomington, IN

Midwestern Hayride
WLW - Cincinnati, OH

WJJJ Jaybird Jamboree
WJJJ - Montgomery, AL

Hayloft Frolic and Dance
WTJS - Jackson, TN

National Barn Dance
WLS - Chicago, IL

WJJL Jamboree
WJJL - Niagara Falls, NY

Hayloft Hoedown
WFIL - Philadelphia, PA

New Dominion Barn Dance
WRVA - Richmond, VA

WJW Barndance Jamboree
WJW - Cleveland, OH

Hayloft Jamboree
WCOP - Boston, MA

North American Country Cavalcade
WMNI - Columbus, OH

WKBH Barn Dance
WKBH - LaCrosse, WI

Hee! Haw!
CBS/TNN - Kornfield County, USA

Old Farm Hour
WCHS - Charleston, WV

WKRC Cornhuskers Jamboree
WKRC - Cincinnati, OH

Hocking Valley Barn Dance
WAOK - Lancaster, OH

Old Fashioned Barn Dance
KMOX - St. Louis, MO

WMBG Jamboree
WMBG - Richmond, VA

Hoffman Hayloft (WBAP-TV)
WBAP-TV - Fort Worth, TX

Old Kentucky Barn Dance
WHAS - Louisville, KY

WMC Plough Dixie Jamboree
WMC - Memphis, TN

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

Original Warren County Jamboree
WRRN - Warren, PA

WMMT Jamboree
WMMT - McMinnville, TN

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

Ozark Jubilee
KWTO - Springfield, MO

WNAM-FM Barn Dance
WNAM-FM - Neenah, WI

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

Paint Valley Jamboree
WSRW - Bainbridge, OH

WNAX Missouri Valley Barn Dance
WNAX - Yankton, SD

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

Peach State Jamboree
WJAT - Swainsboro, GA

WNOX Midday Merry-Go-Round
WNOX - Knoxville, TN

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

Pine Hollow Jamboree
WPIC - Sharon, PA

WPFB Jamboree
WPFB - Middletown, OH

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

Possum Holler Opry
WGEM-TV - Quincy, IL

WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance
WRVA - Richmond, VA

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

Red River Jamboree
KFTV - Paris, TX

WSAI Barn Dance
WSAI - Cincinnati, OH

Hollywood Barn Dance
KNX - Hollywood, CA

Red Rose Jamboree
WLAN - Lancaster, PA

WSB Barn Dance
WSB - Atlanta, GA

Hometown Jamboree
KXLA - Los Angeles, CA

Renfro Valley Barn Dance
WLW - Renfro Valley, KY

WTMJ Badger State Barn Dance
WTMJ - Milwaukee, WI

Hoosier Hop
WOWO - Fort Wayne, IN

Rockford Hayloft Jamboree
 - Rockford, IL

WVOK Dixie Jamboree
WVOK - Birmingham, AL

Hoosier Jubilee
WJOB - Hammond, IN

Rocky Mountain Jamboree
KLAK - Denver, CO

WWVA Jamboree
WWVA - Wheeling, WV


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