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Embracing America's Great Ballrooms 

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Anyone who listens to WYYR -YesterYear Radio understand we not only strive to present to you the best of the Big Bands of our greatest generation, but also aim to bring in a new generation of great listeners. Yet here is another one of our goals!

We are now embracing and preserving the remaining of our great American Ballrooms. And assuring they stay with us along with their grandeur, class, and style... while promoting the great music we all love.

We have the best concentration of Big Band enthusiast listeners the world over and can get your message out wherever you are. And it doesn't stop there!

Become a part of this crusade and here is what we can do for your ballroom:

  • Worldwide weekly on air announcements of your upcoming events the prior week of your engagement by two of our top programs.  
  • Your own page on WYYR with photos (of your choice) with detailed contact information. 
  • A link to Your website from your WYYR page. 
  • A 'forever' advertisement! The program your announcement is made on is permanently put into our Blogtalkradio archives and stays there forever. These broadcasts are downloaded by 1000's. Although your event may have passed, this program serves as a perpetual advertisement letting people know who and where you are. Can't get any better than that! 
  • A portion of your cost will also be donated in your name to a great organization: The Glenn Miller Scholarship Foundation's Ray Eberle Scholarship Fund, which you will be acknowledged for in writing.  

If you would like your ballroom featured on a broadcast, please let us know for special consideration and pricing.

SPECIAL: For Ballrooms Only!

As low as $2.22 per broadcast announcement

Normally, our regular commercial business package is $3,995.00. But to help embrace America's great ballrooms we've reduced the price to cover only our costs.

For Ballrooms Only, the price is just $695.00 and... 

That's for a whole year of live broadcasts including everything listed above plus our Special "Forever" advertisements!

Here's the breakdown: If you have just one event per week and we announce that upcoming event each week on two (2) of our top programs, then your ballroom event would have received a total of 104 live broadcast announcements during the 12 month period. That breaks down to just $6.68 per broadcast announcement. If you have two events per week it breaks down to just $3.34 per broadcast announcement. Three events, $2.22 and so on. Not to mention having your announcements received worldwide forever in our archives... plus the added traffic to your site from your page on WYYR.com. Even if you have just one event per month or six a year, you can't beat this uniquley targeted exposure for this price anywhere.

Call or email us: ballrooms@wyyr.com  - Phone (772) 940-4000 est.

Jump on board before we are hit with another increase.

Wholesalers, resorts, or other advertisers need not inquire for this special promotion. 

We are very happy to announce that the Executive Director of The National Ballroom & Entertainment Association, Mr. John Matter, acknowledeges our crusade. This esteemed gentlemen has been involved in owning and managing ballrooms since the 1940's. We are so pleased he decided to lend a helping hand in our crusasde. Thank you so much Mr. Matter!

Click here to go toThe National Ballroom & Entertainment Association website!

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Here is a short list of some remaining great American ballrooms. This list is normally reserved for just the ballrooms who are on board with WYYR. Those on board will be blue hyperlinked going to their page on this site. Our crusade started October 2011 and we want to thank the world famous Sunnybrook Ballroom for coming on board. Listeners of WYYR have already visited this grand ballroom and called in to express their gratitude.

The Sunnybrook Ballroom

The Willowbrook

The Savoy Ballroom

The Gulfport Casino Ballroom

The Coliseum

The Casa Loma Ballroom

The Cotton Club

The Centro Asturiano de Tampa 

The Indian Roof Ballroom

The Commodore Ballroom  

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The Great Ballrooms of the past!

It's depressing to understand how many of these statley and majestic places of Big Band worship are gone. But some do remain. Unfortunately, here is a list of those who are not with us anymore. 

CALIFORNIA

Balboa
Rendevous Ballroom
Hollywood
Sunset Ballroom
Long Beach
Crystal Palace Ballroom
Los Angeles
Palomar Night Club
Coconut Grove
Goldberg-Bosley Ballroom
Hollywood Palladium
Zenda Ballroom 
Oakland
Ali Baba Ballroom
Sweet's Ballroom
Ocean Park
Casino Gardens
Pomona
Rainbow Gardens Ballroom
San Diego
Mission Beach Dance Casino
Pacific Square
San Francisco
Avalon
Balconades/Wolohans
El Patio
Palamara
Shalimar
The Pergola
Trianon/Primalon Ballroom
Santa Monica
Aragon Ballroom
La Monica Ballroom
Venice Beach
Aragon Ballroom

COLORADO

Denver
Elitch Gardens
Rainbow
El Patio
Trocadero Ballroom
Lakeside Amusement Park

CONNECTICUT

Bridgeport
Pleasure Beach Amusement Park
Ritz Ballroom
Ellington
Crystal Lake Ballroom

FLORIDA

Miami
Flagler Gardens Ballroom

GEORGIA

Tybee Island
Tybrisa Ballroom

IDAHO

Boise
Fiesta Ballroom
Miramar Ballroom
Trocadaro

ILLINOIS

Aurora
Blue Moon
Benld
Coliseum Ballroom
Chicago
Allegro Ballroom
Boston Club
Boulevard Ballroom
Edgewater
Embassy Ballroom
Green Mill
Holiday Ballroom
Lion's Ballroom
Majestic Ballroom
Melody Mill
Milford Ballroom
Paladium
Paradise Ballroom
Pilsen Park
Savoy Ballroom
Shutter Brothers Ballroom
Trianon Ballroom
Edelstein
Hub Ballroom
Galesburg
Arcade Roof Garden
Macomb - Roof Gardens
Joliet
Dellwood Park Dance Pavilion
Pioneer Gardens
North Riverside
Melody Mill
Peoria
Ingleterra Ballroom
Westchester
Edens Ballroom

INDIANA

Bass Lake
Crystal Ballroom
Cedar Lake
Midway Ballroom
Clinton
Aragon Ballroom
Fairview Park
Lincoln Park Dance Pavilion
Huson Lake
Blue Lantern
Michigan City
Oasis Ballroom
Whiting
Madura's Danceland

IOWA

Carter Lake
Warehouse
Cedar Rapids

Danceland
Clinton
Modernistic Ballroom
German Hall
Shad Oak
Creston
Aronda
Decorah
Matter's Ballroom

Des Moines

Riviera Ballroom
Sycamore Ballroom
Tromar Ballroom
Dubuque
Melody Mill
Hartley
Danceland
Independence
Gala Ballroom
Janesville
Riviera Ballroom
Lake View
Swing-Lan
(at Lake Wood Amusement Park)
Marion
Armar Ballroom
Oelwein
Coliseum Ballroom
Praireburg
Praire Moon
Riverside
Highland Palace
Sioux City
Rigadoon
Tomba
Skylon
Spirit Lake
Arnold's Park
Storm Lake
Cobblestone Ballroom
Ten Mile
Rainbow Gardens
Waterville
Rainbow Gardens

KANSAS

Croweburg
Trianon Ballroom
Topeka
Meadow Acres
Wichita
Ritz Ballroom
Trig Ballroom
New Moon Ballroom

KENTUCKY

Henderson
Trocadero
Louisville
Madrid Ballroom
Topeka
Meadow Acres

MAINE

Old Orchard Beach
Palace Ballroom
Pier Casino Ballroom

MARYLAND

Baltimore
Famous Ballroom
Alcazar Ballroom

MASSACHUSETTS

Agawam
(Riverside Amusement Park)
Crystal Ballroom
Auburndale

The Totem Pole
Boston
Raymor Ballroom

(Raymor-Plamor)
Roseland State Ballroom
Symphony Ballroom
Holyoke
Roseland Ballroom
Mountain Park Ballroom
(at Amusement Park)
Lowell
Commadore Ballroom
Lynn
Kimball Starlight
Methuen
Merrimack Amusement Park & Dance Hall
Roseland Ballroom
Nantasket Beach, Hull
Paragon Park Ballroom
Newton(?)
Totem Pole

North Andover
Crystal Ballroom
Ocean Grove
Ocean Grove Dance Pavillion
Onset
Onset Casino
Revere
Roll Away Ballroom
South Dartmouth
Lincoln Park Ballroom
 
Springfield

Butterfly Ballroom
Taunton
Roseland Ballroom
Tyngsboro
Lake View Ballroom
Waltham

Nuttings-On-The-Charles
Wayland
Ten Acres Ballroom
Wrentham
King Phillip Ballroom

MICHIGAN

Brighton
(
Island Lake)
Blue Lantern Dance Hall
Coloma
Crystal Palace Ballroom
Crystal Township
Crystal Palladium
Detroit

Aragon
Arcadia
Bob-Lo Island Pavilion
Campus
Castle
Eastwood Garden
(or Eastwood Park Dance Hall?)
Grand Terrace
Graystone Ballroom
Jefferson Beach Dance Hall
Merry Gardens Ballroom
New Danceland
Pier Ballroom
The Grande
Vanity Ballroom
Lupton
Graceland Ballroom
Manitov Beach
Manitov Beach Ballroom
Paw Paw
Crystal Ballroom
Saugatuck
Big Pavilion
St. Joseph
Shadowland Pavilion
Walled Lake
Walled Lake Casino

MINNESOTA

Austin
Terp
Avon
Lakeview Coliseum
 
Brownton
Lake Marion Ballroom
Cottage Grove
Majestic Ballroom
Delavan
Bass Lake Pavilion
Ellsworth
Red Roof Ballroom
Ghent
Ted's Ballroom
Hatfield
Hollyhock Ballroom
Kasota
Crystal Ballroom
Lake Benton
Showboat Ballroom

Lake Jefferson
Hardeggers Ballroom
Lismore
The Ritz
Marshall
Blue Moon Ballroom
Minneapolis
Arcadia Ballroom

Marigold Ballroom
Montevideo
Fiesta Ballroom
Gladys Ballroom

Moundsview
Bel Rae Ballroom
Pipestone
Playmor Ballroom
Princeton
Princeton Ballroom
Renville
Palms Ballroom
Rochester
Pla Mor Ballroom

St. Paul

The Prom
Sioux Valley
Log Cabin Ballroom
Worthington
The Coliseum

MISSOURI

Kansas City
El Torreon Ballroom
La Fiesta Ballroom
Pla Mor Ballroom
St. Louis
Tunetown

NEBRASKA

Arcadia
Owl's Roost
Bee

State Ballroom
Clarks
Havens
Grand Island
Glovera Ballroom
Harrington
Skylon
Hastings
Winter Garden
Lincoln
Turnpike Ballroom
Long Pine
Hidden Paradise
Norfolk
Kings Ballroom
Omaha
Dreamland Ballroom
Royal Terrace Ballroom
Peony Park
Sokol Underground
Music Box
Sargent
Oscar's Palladium
Shelby
Kings Ballroom
Sioux City
Mr. Tunes

Wahoo
Dance Island Ballroom

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester
The Arcadia
Salem
Canobie Lake Park Ballroom

NEW JERSEY

Almonesson
Sunset Beach Ballroom
Atlantic City

Million Dollar Pier
Steel Pier
Marine Ballroom
Cape May
Convention Hall Ballroom
Cedar Grove

Frank Dailey's Meadowbrook
Dover
Paradise Ballroom (?)
-At Colonial Amusement Park-
Oaklyn
Oaklyn Dancette Ballroom
Ocean City
Garden Pier Ballroom
Pennsauken
Ivystone Ballroom
Weirs Beach
Winnipesaukee Gardens
Wildwood
Starlite Ballroom

NEW YORK

Buffalo
Dellwood Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
Johnson City

George F. Johnson Pavilion
New York
Fiesta Danceteria
Savoy Ballroom
Richfield Springs
Canadarago Park Pavillion
Stardust
Sylvan Beach
Russell's Danceland
Utica
Greystone Ballroom

NEVADA

Reno
El Patio Ballroom

OHIO

Akron
Summit Beach Park Ballroom
Buckeye Lake

Pier Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom
Canton

Moonlight Ballroom
Cincinnati

Castle Farm
Moonlite Garden
Cleveland
Aragon Ballroom
Euclid Beach Ballroom
Chippewa Ballroom
Circle Ballroom
Puritas Springs Amusement Park Ballroom
Trianon Ballroom
Columbia Station
Columbia Ballroom
Freemont
Rainbow Ballroom
Geneva
Pier Ballroom
Lakewood
Homestead Ballroom
Lorain
Banater Hall
Newark (vicinity)
Buckeye Lake Ballroom
Rootstown
Maples Ballroom
Russels Pointe
Stardust Ballroom
Sandusky
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Toledo
Trianon Ballroom
Vermilion
Crystal Beach Ballroom
Xenia
Blue Moon Ballroom
Youngstown
Idora Park Ballroom

OKLAHOMA

Maud
White Way Ballroom
Muskogee
Gibson's Ballroom
Oakmulge
The Hippodrome
Shawnee
The Bluebird

OREGON

Salem
Crystal Gardens Ballroom

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown
Castle Garden Ballroom
Carrolltown
Sunset Pavilion
Hershey
Starlight Ballroom
Mahanoy City
Danceland Westview Park
Lakewood Pavilion
Philadelphia
Brookline on the Boulevard
Chez Vous
Elite Ballroom
Garden Ballroom
Oakes Ballroom
Met Ballroom
Raburn Plaza
Trianon Ballroom
Wagner Hall Ballroom
Pittsburgh
Aragon
Bill Green's Casino
Cottage Inn
Garden Plantation
The JitterbugSavoyThe Grotto
Syrian Mosque
Sommerton
Sommerton Springs Ballroom
Upper Darby
Chez Vous
Covered Wagon Ballroom
Willow Grove
Willow Grove Park Ballroom
York
Valencia Ballroom

RHODE ISLAND

Crescent Park, Riverside
Alhambra Ballroom
Narragansett Pier
Narraganset Pier Casino
Providence

Arcadia Ballroom
Rocky Point, Warwick Neck
Rocky Point Palladium Ballroom

TENNESSEE

Memphis
Casino Ballroom

TEXAS

Galveston
Pleasure Pier
Lake Worth
Casino Ballroom
San Antonio

Roaring 20's

UTAH

Salt Lake City
Saltaire Amusement Park
Terrace Ballroom

VIRGINIA

Richmond
Tantilla Ballroom
Virginia Beach
Casino Ballroom
(later Peppermint Beach Club)
Seaside Park Ballroom

WASHINGTON

Chimacum
Rhododendron Ballroom
Port Angeles
Clyde's Ballroom
Seattle/Tacoma

Spanish Castle
Seattle
Encore Ballroom
Parker's Ballroom
Trianon Ballroom
Spokane
Natatorium Ballroom
Tacoma
Century Ballroom

WISCONSIN

Appleton
Cinderella Ballroom
Eau Claire
Fournier's Ballroom
Lake Delaven
Dutch Mill
Lake Geneva
Riviera Ballroom
Milwaukee

Wisconsin Roof Ballroom

This list was provided to us from: Ballrooms of the Past

       

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