‘Bargain Barn’ returning to Ponca City
Ponca City Now - May 16, 2019 11:29 am
Behind the scenes with three generations of Bargaineers: from left, original show host David Hall Sr.; current host David Hall Jr.; and and grandson, Noah Hall.
“It’s a Family Affair” is the new tagline for the old show that aired on KPOC-TV from 1982-2004.
TV station owner David Hall, Sr. retired in 2002, and now his son, David Hall Jr. has brought the show back.
This time, he’s staffing it with his own family and is bringing it into the 21st century by airing it on Facebook and Youtube Live.
“The Bargain Barn days, as we call them, hold some of our family’s favorite memories,” says Hall Jr., who was born and raised in Blackwell. “I wanted to bring it back so my kids, who are now grown, could see what it was like to run a TV show and how much fun it was since they were too young to remember it then.”
The show did a soft launch in February but was so successful, they air twice a week and are hoping to do even more in the summer months. On May 26 at 1 p.m., the family is hosting an official summer launch at the original Bargain Barn Show location, 114 West Central Avenue in Ponca City, where longtime “Bargaineers” and new viewers alike can come to mingle with the Hall family and experience Bargain Barn up close.
“When we announced on social media we were coming back, I was astonished at how many people remembered us,” Hall said. “But Bargain Barn was a favorite show for years for thousands of people in northern Oklahoma. They remember it and love to share their favorite moments from the show! It warms my heart that our family was able to help them create so many good memories with their own families around the TV.”
To learn more about Bargain Barn, visit BargainBarnShow.com for regular updates and instructions on how to participate or more details about the summer launch.
The show airs on Facebook and Youtube Live every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. David sells items that range from a new grill to a live duck to his daughter’s rainboots, and viewers call in to place their “highest and best” offer.