Hello Listeners,

     A good summer of great music is planned for your listening pleasure. Many members of our audience say that they look forward to dancing to the two hours of music that we present each week. The show includes the best area and regional local bands and singers. We always look forward to receiving new recordings in the mail for airplay consideration. This reminder, please do not send us untracked recordings made at dances or concerts or CD’S with paper labels.  No MP3’s or downloads either.  Announcements of events are welcome. We are more interested in promoting free concerts, and library events than activities at local businesses. These listings should be sent to us well in advance of the dates that they take place. We no longer cover events.  A couple of times of month, there are also programs of old records and theme type shows.  We are sad to hear of the recent passing of bandleader Jay Witcher and Frank Gentile. We will always remember them and their fine contributions to the local musical industry. This month, we will play some summer songs, and WDCB will be asking for your support during the station’s summer pledge drive. Public radio is dependent upon listener support, and is the only place where we can go to play our fine music. We hope that our listeners will call in a donation on that program.  On each show we try to play as much music as possible.     Again Thanks for listening...  Sincerely, John “Radio” Russell.  Now in our 50th year on the air and author of the “Valley Voices” radio history book and several other local history books.


Musically based Midwest Ballroom is a volunteer big band and easy listening radio show hosted by John “Radio” Russell. The show is been on the air for over 20 years in the Chicagoland and Rockford, IL areas.  It can be heard Saturdays from 5-7 P.M. over WDCB 90.9 FM and worldwide on the Internet at wdcb.org.  Reruns of the program can be heard nightly at 8 P.M. on 99.3 FM WTPB LP in Rockford, Illinois. This station is also now on the Internet at the WTPB LP website.  The show may be contacted at P.O. Box 1073 Dundee, Illinois 60118 or at midwestballroom at yahoo.com


Our Next Gig........

Sun. Sept 15, 2019


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.

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Cable TV Ch 17

Every Friday night 6:30pm


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