See it before it gets turned into a batch of faceless condos! The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) will celebrate the 89th anniversary of The National Barn Dance radio show in the actual historic WLS studio in Chicago on March 23 at 3pm. The National Barn Dance began in 1924. Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, George Gobel, Andy Williams and Eddie Peabody were all regular members of the show’s cast. The National Barn Dance rapidly grew in popularity and was the idea behind Nashvilles Grand Ole Opry. Here is the cast from 1934. The studio is about to be turned into residences.