Hello Listeners,
     It’s a new year and next month starts our 19th volunteer year of the program. I often hear from listeners who ask how can someone continue to do something for free all these years? It is because I am not profit motivated. Yes, I hold the U.S. copyright on the show, but the purpose of the program is to provide a place for people to hear really good music. This has always been my intention to do things for free regarding writing books, making appearances and doing the radio show.  I never want anyone to think that they paid for something that they did not like.
     In our monthly newsletter, we often mention a few guidelines for the program and I will get to that next.  If local, area or territory musicians and bands have recordings that they would like, considered for airplay please send them to my post office box. Media mail is fairly inexpensive. We listen to everything. However recordings of three hour dances that are not tracked into individual songs with lots of noise in the background are not useable on the air. Also please do not send me CD’s with paper labels on them as they do not play in our equipment.
     Lots of our programs feature old records, but we do enjoy getting local versions of standards. We have stopped covering lots of live events and want to be more of a music show. Please continue to send me your gigs two weeks in advance, and I will be happy to announce them.  Thanks for listening. Sincerely, john.
Midwest Ballroom is hosted by John Radio Russell and airs Saturdays from 5-7 P.M. over WDCB 90.9 FM and worldwide at wdcb.org.  The show maybe contacted at P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, IL 60118. This is the 19th volunteer year of the program. Reruns
of the show air nightly on WTPB LP in Rockford.

Our Next Gig........

Sun. Dec 16, 2018

Holiday Dance!


Yorkville American Legion

6pm - Dance Lesson

7-9pm - YBB Plays



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,

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.

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