Hello Listeners,
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 keeps going.
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.
Thanks for 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 atmidwestballroom@yahoo.com.

Our Next Gig........

Sun. Sept 16, 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,

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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