A history of the Wheeling Jamboree

In late 2005, the Northern Panhandle received another big blow. The new corporate owner of Wheeling’s Capitol Music Hall put an end to the Wheeling Jamboree.

The Jamboree had been around since 1933. By the time its run ended, the Jamboree was the second oldest live radio music program in the country – just behind the Grand Ole Opry.

A new non-profit organization recently announced that it’s trying to revive the Jamboree. A show is scheduled for April 12th.

To understand what the Jamboree means to the region, we went through our archives. We thought it was appropriate to rebroadcast this story from December 2004 that aired on our television program Outlook. It was produced by Russ Barbour and Steve Chapman.

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