MIDWEST BALLROOM SEPTEMBER 2018
First of all, get well wishes to
softball manager Mike Dyrek, WDCB radio personality and pianist Bruce Oscar and talented bandleader Ralph Wilder. The monthly APOL newsletter keeps us up to date on news concerning our musical
friends. One thing that I have noticed lately is the reduction of area big band music events. Willowbrook is gone…the corral dances have stopped. Some bands have no summer gigs. The jazz stuff
The wdcb.org website calendars list all those events.
We’ll just play more music. Most of the venues do not support the station anyway. Check the performer’s websites.
The Antique Radio Club of
Illinois recently held their annual Radiofest. It was another successful event with a flea market, workshops, awards, and a banquet featuring the music of Eddie Korosa Jr. They put on a fine
show playing many favorite old tunes as the audience sang along. We were happy to again be asked to be the emcee. My jokes are always silly and bad. We’ll have a replay soon of the evening with
music and interviews. The audience seems to enjoy our easy listening music format.
listening…Sincerely, John “Radio” Russell Midwest Ballroom/WDCB 90.9 FM Saturdays 5-7 P.M. and wdcb.org worldwide. Reruns air on WTPB LP in Rockford. The show may be contacted at P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, IL
60118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.