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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

Aug 23rd, 2014: Summer Dance Party

Aug 30th, 2014: Big Band Favorites

Sep 6th, 2014: New Releases

Sep 13th, 2014: September Songs

Sep 20th, 2014: Vinyl Nostalgia

Sep 27th, 2014: Early Fall Dance Party

Previous Programs

displays the previous month of programming
Aug 16th, 2014: 50/60's Memories

Aug 9th, 2014: Melodic Melodies

Aug 2nd, 2014: New Releases

Jul 26th, 2014: Romance and Dance Program

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