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Group reopens Wheeling Jamboree

Monday, February 9, 2009 – The Wheeling Jamboree Country Music show is reopening the famous 1940's venue. The jamboree is the second longest running radio show only to the Grand Ole Opry.

The West Virginia site showcases a country music mix which includes traditional country, today's popular country, bluegrass, Americana and more performed by new artist, superstars and veterans of the genre.

Since 1933, The Wheeling Jamboree had beginnings on radio station WWVA and nearly was lost when owners of the Capitol Music Hall closed its doors in 2006. But in late 2007, the current management group, including board member Doug Paisley, Brad's father, helped to begin a new organization to revamp the show.

The Wheeling Jamboree live shows and broadcast are now taking place on stage at the Victoria Theatre in downtown Wheeling West Va. Although only seating just fewer than 800, management indicates multiple nightly and the addition of a Friday night.

The shows broadcast are now syndicated live and delayed broadcast on the Jamboree Radio Network.

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