Hello Listeners,

     We received lots of nice comments on our summer songs show in June. Also congrats to Gary Zidek, host and producer of “The Arts Section,” heard on WDCB on Sunday mornings.  Gary recently received a PRINDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc.) award (first place) for the Best Use of Sound for his Chicago feature called Third Coast Percussion.

     There is another revival to get former Chicago broadcaster Art Hellyer inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.  Art had number one radio shows in Chicago years ago, was a network newscaster and announcer and also worked for the Satellite Music Network. For years, unknown forces have kept him out. Art is in his 90’s now and this honor is long overdue. He has also written his own book about his career.

      There is an audience of wide interest tuned into our music broadcasts each week.  The listeners want mostly dance music.  We also play old LP cuts, some oldies, and lots of great tunes and covers by local big bands and singers.

      We do appreciate new recordings sent to us, but they must be tracked and on CD’s.  We do not play downloads, or MP3 files. Please feel free to send them to our post office box for air play consideration. We especially look for good dance music, and covers of standards. Lots of new music arrives each week.  John Simkus has a new accordion CD out called “My Tomorrow.”

        Bulletin board announcements are also appreciated, but please keep them short as we want to play more music and not make the bulletin board segment a long commercial for businesses that don’t support the station.  Listeners may also check the performer’s website for additional regular gigs.  Thanks again to all those who recently participated in the WDCB Summer Pledge Drive.

Thanks for listening.


John “Radio” Russell
Midwest Ballroom/WDCB 90.9 FM 
Saturdays 5-7 P.M. wdcb.org on the Internet. 
P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, IL 60118.
Older programs also air on WTPB LP nightly in Rockford, IL.
Special Note”  The Antique Radio Club of Illinois will host their annual Radiofest August 24-25. Eddie Korosa Jr. will entertain at the banquet.  See the ARCI website for all the details.
WDCB 90.9 FM and worldwide at wdcb.org.  
Older reruns of shows air on WTPB LP in Rockford-47 watts.
Our address is P.O. Box 1073  Dundee, IL 60118 or at mdiwestballroom@yahoo.com.

Our Next Gig........

Sun. May 20, 2018


No Dances during summer Months.


See the "Gig Dates" page for upcoming performances

Our 25th Year of Big Band Dances in the Yorkville Area.


Yorkville Big Band Monthly 3rd Sunday dances from Sept. to May,

This is the 1st dance of our 25th years of big band dancing.


Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Pkwy (Rte. 34) Yorkville, Ill 60560

Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray, 6  to 7 pm. 21 piece Yorkville Big Band, 7 to 9:00pm. $10pp. Under 18, $5.

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