John ‘Radio’ Russell saluted for years of service on 99.3 FM

John “Radio” Russell
John “Radio” Russell

Staff Report

John “Radio” Russell will be saluted for 10 years of service to community radio station 99.3 FM on a special Mike Williamson and Friends show the week of Feb. 2-8. The show will feature special messages from Murray Hanson of the station as well as other local musicians and friends.

Show dates and times are 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2; 1:30 p.m., Feb. 3; 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4; 1:30 p.m., Feb. 5; 7:30 p.m., Feb. 6; 1:30 p.m., Feb. 7; and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 8.

John is well known as the nightly host of Midwest Ballroom, 8-10 p.m., as well as his many feature programs over the years.

The show can be heard Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday each week at 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

WTPB LP is operated by Third Presbyterian Church and features easy listening music along with special religious programs on Sundays and Wednesdays. Messages for the station may be left at (815) 977-5634.

From the Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015, issue

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