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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

Oct 10th, 2015: Fall Dance Party

Oct 17th, 2015: Big Band Blast

Oct 24th, 2015: Vinyl Nostalgia

Oct 31st, 2015: Fifties and Sixties Favorites

Nov 7th, 2015: Veterans Day Show

Nov 14th, 2015: New Releases

Nov 21st, 2015: Thanksgiving Program

Nov 28th, 2015: Fall Big Band Dance Program

Previous Programs

displays the previous month of programming
Oct 3rd, 2015: New Releases

Sep 26th, 2015: Vinyl Nostalgia

Sep 19th, 2015: Late Summer Dance Party

Sep 12th, 2015: September Songs

Jazz Night in America