Hello Listeners,


     We are almost through another year of volunteering to produce our Midwest Ballroom radio show. The program is into its 19th year! I will admit that the show has become part of my life.  I look forward to writing and recording each week’s program, picking the music, and answering the mail. The program is totally about the music and not me. We try to play around 30 songs each week. For the most part, the music featured on the show is provided by local bands, singers, and musicians. There are also theme based programs that include old records. The show strives to play unique songs that have not been on the air for a long time. We are also on the national distribution lists of many music suppliers.  Lots of new CD’s come in the mail each week. Performers that play music in our easy listening format are considered for air play. However some of the best recordings come from local artists. We are pleased to present the music of local accordionist John Simkus and his new CD “Smooth and Easy.” It includes ten old tunes redone with a modern tempo. Many other territory bands are also featured.


On Midwest Ballroom we try to play around 30 tunes, and include some dance medleys towards the end of the program.  Our listeners enjoy the opportunity to dance at home to the nice music we play. Programs of old records are also presented. The show has gotten away from covering events to stress the wide variety of songs that we play. Our listeners want to hear more music than talk. Songs are chosen that sound good back to back. Local events are promoted on our bulletin board segment. So we hope that our listeners will continue to enjoy the show after all the program is for them. As always thanks for listening.  Sincerely, John “Radio” Russell Midwest Ballroom…


 Saturdays 5-7 PM on WDCB 90.9 FM and worldwide at wdcb.org.  Reruns of the program air on nightly at 8 PM on WTPB LP 99.3 FM in Rockford and worldwide at wtpblp.com.  The show maybe contacted at P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, IL 60118.


Our Next Gig........

Sun. Dec 15th, 2020

Holiday Dance!


Yorkville American Legion

6pm - Dance Lesson

7-9pm - YBB Plays



See the "Gig Dates" page for upcoming performances

Our 26th Year of Big Band Dances in the Yorkville Area.


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

We are excited to be celebrating 26 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.

Watch Online at FVTV!

Cable TV Ch 17

Every Friday night 6:30pm


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