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 Post subject: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 5:53 pm 
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Some of you (hopefully many) will be interested in checking this link to a program that will be aired on PBS---don't know if it's nationwide or not---which chronicles an historic radio show from the past. It's the story of the "National Barn Dance" which originated in Chicago and became one of the most popular radio shows during the Great Depression and World War II eras. The teaser (link below) shows quite a few old radios in living rooms at that time.

http://www.hayloftgang.com/


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Thanks for the link Art, but I show no listing on our PBS station,
I would love to see that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 6:42 pm 
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It would be interesting to see that too! Incidently, PBS is kind of quirky at times! I have an old Paul McCartney "Chaos in The Backyard" American Masters program I recorded off the air on VHS back in 2001, I believe, and I wanted to buy the DVD of the program. Our local PBS never heard of it, even though it was their station I recorded it from! They suggested contacting PBS nationally, they don't have it either! A friend bought me the DVD on ebay, and it turned out to be a bootleg copy that was obviously recorded off the air back in the day too! In my part of the country I have access to 2 different PBS stations and they rarely have the same programming, one will show a program and the other won't. Oh well, so be it I guess!


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Art---Peter is probably smiling at your correct usage of "an historic". Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Art---Peter is probably smiling at your correct usage of "an historic". Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 9:02 pm 
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http://www.wlshistory.com/NBD/

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Tue 24, 2012 9:24 pm 
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@Reece,

Thanks for the link. Interesting bios. I remember one of the performers, "Uncle Ezra," who was an employee of WIBW radio in Topeka, Kansas. in the 1950s & 1960s. As I remember, his handle was Uncle Ezra Hawkins. He eventually became an early morning host (4-6 a.m.) just "talkin" and occasionally spinning a record. :lol:

----from the NBD history website---

UNCLE EZRA
He was the Old Jumpin' Jenny Wren who owned the fictitious station E-Z-R-A, characterized as "a powerful five-watter down in Rosedale, the friendly little city," and who invariably rushed in late asking, "...hain't missed nuthin'...have I?" His quaint humor and kindly philosophy made him a NBD favorite. In real life Uncle Ezra was actually Patrick Barrett


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Wed 25, 2012 12:32 am 
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They did that show in Chicago and spent a day at my house filming some radios and microphones.

It was released about a year ago as the producer came to Radiofest to promote.

Great show and great guys.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Wed 25, 2012 12:44 am 
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A shame. It's not shown here either.
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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
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Is it legal for me to burn DVD copies of a show recorded over the air?

As long as I don't charge?

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Wed 25, 2012 2:54 am 
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Is it legal for me to burn DVD copies of a show recorded over the air?

As long as I don't charge?

I had always heard that a person can make one copy of a patented or copyrighted item for themselves.

VCR's would never have been sold if they couldn't have been used to record shows.

On a practical basis, what you do in your own home is your business.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Thu 26, 2012 1:24 am 
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oldradio99 wrote:
Is it legal for me to burn DVD copies of a show recorded over the air?

As long as I don't charge?

I had always heard that a person can make one copy of a patented or copyrighted item for themselves.

VCR's would never have been sold if they couldn't have been used to record shows.

On a practical basis, what you do in your own home is your business.



I was thinking of offering copies here to those who haven't seen it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
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It is not legal, it is not criminal either - a civil matter. A lot of peer to peer music site owners got attacked though they made no monetary profit. What happens in PM's stays in PM's. Enough said.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Thu 26, 2012 2:11 am 
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oldradio99 wrote:
fifties wrote:
oldradio99 wrote:
Is it legal for me to burn DVD copies of a show recorded over the air?

As long as I don't charge?

I had always heard that a person can make one copy of a patented or copyrighted item for themselves.

VCR's would never have been sold if they couldn't have been used to record shows.

On a practical basis, what you do in your own home is your business.



I was thinking of offering copies here to those who haven't seen it.


If you have a Youtube channel why not post there so those of us who can't see it would be able to do so there.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Thu 26, 2012 3:49 pm 
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I was thinking of offering copies here to those who haven't seen it.

If you have a Youtube channel why not post there so those of us who can't see it would be able to do so there.[/quote]


I would think posting it on YouTube would be a violation as you are in essence rebroadcasting.

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Thu 26, 2012 6:44 pm 
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I am the producer/director of the PBS documentary,The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance.

Glad to see so much interest and discussion about our film. This show is as much a story about The National Barn Dance, as it is about the early history of radio. Antique radio buffs will eat this up. Lot's of great footage, and photos of radios from the 20s thru the 50s. We are deeply grateful to the Antique Radio Club of Illinois for allowing us to shoot some great footage of pristine old radios contained in Art Biliski's collection, for use in the film. We presented a a segment from the film at ARCI's conference last year and got a great response.

The show has done very well since its PBS release in September 2011. The Hayloft Gang has broadcast on over 300 Public TV Channels, with 637 airings reaching over 80% of U.S. households and 96% of the top 25 DMA's. In fact the show has been so successful, that PBS is going to re-feed the program to the national network later this summer. So there is a good chance your local staton will run it. Contact the program director of your station to request they run the show. To find a list upcoming broadcasts check out our ITVS page @ http://itvs.org/films/hayloft-gang It will air in Chicago WTTW and Oregon OPB on Thursday August 02,

My hope from the beginning has always been to make this documentary accessible to audiences beyond public television. I'm most interested in making the film available on DVD for use in schools, universities, libraries, museums, and home video. Unfortunately, the cost of clearing and licensing the music rights for additional uses has been prohibitive. We feature over 70 songs in the film. After eight years of hard work, it would be unfortunate if this wonderful educational program were to die on the vine after it’s PBS release.

If any of you have any ideas or suggestion for potential donors/underwriters to help us secure the music rights for the film, please let me know.

Also if any of you are Facebook users please become a fan of our page at http://www.facebook.com/hayloftgang

You can also visit our website at http://www.hayloftgang.com and sign up for our newsletter. When we know more about a DVD release we will let you know.

Thanks for the interest,

Stephen Parry
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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Fri 27, 2012 12:51 am 
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Thanks for the post, Mr. Parry ! And for all your work...

Saw this EXCELLENT program on Public Television WFYI here in Indianapolis back on September 25th of 2011 & mentioned it here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=175161&hilit=hayloft+gang

Would recommend it to all !

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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Fri 27, 2012 1:01 am 
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Steve Parry wrote:
I am the producer/director of the PBS documentary,The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance.




Wow, how cool was that!

Thanks Steve,

I will look for it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Fri 27, 2012 2:49 am 
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I didn't imagine I'd have such an ilustrious person post a response to this topic. Man, I hope our local PBS (KPTS-Wichita) affiliate airs it in August!

Thanks Steve.


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 Post subject: Re: The Hayloft Gang
PostPosted: Jul Fri 27, 2012 3:18 am 
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Way to create a thread, Art! I am still amazed at the sheer coolness of Steve stopping by and posting. Well done.


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