Tuesday, January 15, 2008


WOV Broadway Barn Dance

An author-historian friend of ours is looking for information on one of the old radio shows. Read on and if you can help him out - send him an email!

Wayne writes:

I'm looking for information on the WOV Barn Dance. WOV was (is still?) a radio station in New York City. All I know about the show is the following that I
found recently in the Saturday, July 22, 1944, issue of Billboard, p. 16:

On Saturday, July 1, WOV inaugurated the WOV Broadway Barn Dance, taking over Palm Garden at 52d Street and Eighth Avenue, a stone's throw from the Stem. They brought in a cornhusker crew of musicians and singers for a half hour of live broadcast, followed by an old-fashioned barn dance. At 85 cents a head, the 1,200-capacity hall has been jammed both Saturdays and is again tonight. Station is taking ticket orders for several weeks in advance, and next two broadcasts are sold out.

Does anyone know how long the show lasted and/or who performed on it?


Wayne W. Daniel

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