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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

Nov 28th, 2015: Fall Big Band Dance Program

Dec 5th, 2015: New Release

Dec 12th, 2015: Sinatra Special with Rick Michel

Dec 19th, 2015: Christmas Special

Dec 26th, 2015: Holiday Favorites

Previous Programs

displays the previous month of programming
Nov 21st, 2015: Thanksgiving Program

Nov 14th, 2015: New Releases

Nov 7th, 2015: Veterans Day Show

Oct 31st, 2015: Fifties and Sixties Favorites

Wayne Messmer Radio Show