MIDWEST BALLROOM JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER
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
Saturdays 5-7 P.M. wdcb.org on the Internet.
P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, IL
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.
Older reruns of shows air on WTPB LP in Rockford-47 watts.