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Midwest Ballroom

Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m.

Midwest Ballroom  Program Host(s):
John 'Radio' Russell

This program is available for sponsorship!
(Contact Ron Horan for more details.)

Midwest Ballroom is a two-hour program hosted by local author John Russell (Ghrist) that mostly features local big bands and orchestras. These are the musical groups that are keeping the big band era alive in the Chicagoland area. Recordings by territory orchestras and vocalists are also included on the program. Each show includes interviews with local musicians, "The Big Band Bulletin Board," "The History Lesson," and "The Garage Sale Record of the Week," which highlight the musical accomplishments of many national entertainers. The program also promotes the appearances of local bands, groups and singers from the area.

Upcoming Programs

May 23rd, 2015: Local Bands and Singers

May 30th, 2015: Annual Memorial Day Show

Jun 6th, 2015: New Releases

Jun 13th, 2015: 50/60's Show

Local performers play the hits.

Jun 20th, 2015: Summer Songs

Jun 27th, 2015: Vinyl Nostalgia

The best music off vinyl.

Previous Programs

displays the previous month of programming
May 16th, 2015: Vinyl Nostalgia

May 9th, 2015: Spring Dance Party

May 2nd, 2015: New Releases

Apr 25th, 2015: Vinyl Nostalgia

Legends of Jazz