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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 Ken Scott 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 Programming

Jul 26th, 2014: Romance and Dance Program

Aug 2nd, 2014: New Releases

Aug 9th, 2014: Melodic Melodies

Aug 16th, 2014: 50/60's Memories

Aug 23rd, 2014: Summer Dance Party

Aug 30th, 2014: Big Band Favorites

Previous Programming

displays the previous month of programming
Jul 19th, 2014: Summer Dance Party

Jul 12th, 2014: Summer Sounds

Jul 5th, 2014: New Releases

Jun 28th, 2014: Summer Dance Party