247 Polka Heaven - a great internet radio station dedicated exclusively to Polka music
1)The Best Polka Bands Review Show with Rob Savickis - This show expands on the album reviews done at www.bestpolkbands.com and many times features artist exposees, showcasing the music of a single artist or band. Original shows premiere Wednesdays at 6 pm EST.
2)The Wild Wilson Show - for more info check out his artist page on this site. Wild Wilson also has his own cd produced by DJ Companion Records.
3)Delta Dick: A fantastic polka show
4)Polka Celebration with Peter J. Danielczuk Saturday 10:00 AM to 12 Noon WNHU 88.7 FM from the University of New Haven - www.wnhu.net on 247 Polkaheaven - Monday 8:00 PM; Thursday Midnight; Friday 10:00 AM, Saturday 8:00 AM. Peter's website is www.polkacelebration.com
5)Patrick Henry not only runs a great Internet Show on 247polkaheaven: Tuesday at 10pm, Thursday at Noon, and Sunday at 5am All times Eastern but also runs a host of great polka events - find out more at: www.polkadj.com
6) WALT PROCANYN BANDSTAND SHOW...BIG BAND & POLKAS FROM NEW YORK CITY HEARD MONDAY 6 A.M. THURSDAY 11 P.M FRIDAY 10 A.M. SAT. 7 TO 8 P.M.
7)KEN ZAGAR - LAKE ERIE POLKAS WITH KENNY ZAGAR 247polkaheaven Thurs.8pm, Fri.8am, Sun.3pm, Tues. 1am. For the very best of SLOVENIAN CLEVELAND STYLE POLKA MUSIC.
and many others.
- Great news for internet polka listeners! AOL Internet Radio, in partnership with CBS Radio, began streaming polka music in July 2009. You do not have to be a subscriber to AOL to listen and there is no charge to you to listen. Here’s how you tune in from your computer. Point your Internet browser to: www.aolradio.com and you’ll see a button on the page that says “Listen Now.” Click that and a player pops up. There will be a big column on the left hand side that says “Stations By Category.” Polka will be in the category “World/International” at the bottom of the alphabetical category listing. For further information on this program, contact AOL Music Director Mary McCann by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Polka America Corporation at 715-446-3098. You can also send questions, comments or suggestions to PAC at email@example.com
The Polka Jammer Network
1)The Polkas For Snowbirds Show with Danny Mack on the Polka Jammer Network Sundays 10:00 AM till 11:00 Am EST and rebroadcast Wednesdays 2:00 PM Till 3:00 PM Variety Polka Music. of Smile smiles Loads of Sunshine and Boatloads of Polka Music from Floridas' Gulf Coast.
2)Derek Kaszuby: A great polka show on the jammer network which plays polka around the clock.
and many others.
3)The Happy Tappy Polka Show
Here is a great radio station in Pennsylvania that not only has polka content, but is actually run by polka legend Jolly Joe Timmer .
For those of you that enjoy History channel or Discovery channel business stories you would enjoy watching the history of the station. I watched all 6 parts and found it to be a very entertaining and inspiring story. wgpasunny1100.com/about/history-of-wgpa/
The format for It's Polka Time! is designed to enhance polka music broadcasting and make it more appealing for today's listeners by playing only quality polka music from the biggest names in the polka industry. The program includes a wide variety of ethnic music from all nationalities including German, Polish, Slovenian, Czech, Scandinavian, and Conjunto styles of polka music. www.itspolkatime.com
Polish American Radio Program:
Communities can thrive and maintain contact with supporters through efforts like the daily Polish American Radio Program. This broadcast has been serving the Polish American community in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southeastern New Jersey, and Northern Delaware since 1925. The radio program permits us to provide information about community events, efforts taking place in the Polish American community, news from Poland, and information about the products and services offered by advertisers. The radio program also lets people know that Polonia in America is alive and well. In addition to its regular broadcast time, the radio program can be heard on the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.PolishAmericanRadioProgram.com.
Legendary Polka artist Johnny Prytko runs a European Folk Music/polkas show Saturday mornings from 6-9 am
Johnny Prytko Jr. "Short Stack of Polkas" show on Spreaker:
Milwaukee's #1 Polka Radio Show. Polka Parade is the only Polka music radio program remaining that originates from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In a city with a rich & robust polka music history, Polka Parade keeps the musical tradition alive. Since 2004 they have been on WJYI, 1340 AM. The shows are available live Saturdays from 10:00-1:00 and archive shows are also available 24-hours a day on the web site. "Polka Parade", with 30 years of history is clearly one of the longest-running polka radio shows in the nation. The arvhice shows and everything else about Polka Parade can be found at:
A weekly polka show out of New Braunfels, Texas. You can listen to several weeks of shows and catch if you missed one.
Over at the University of Connecticut Frank Sumislaski (radio name Maly Franek) runs a polka program on Friday morning from 8:00-10:00 AM. John Hurchala has a polka program on Saturday morning beginning at 5:00-7:00 AM and the Silver Fox, Mike Paholski, the golden voice of radio starts his program after John goes off the air and ends his program at 9:00 AM.
From the University of Massachusetts Saturdays, 6:00 am -8:30 am Early Bird Polka Show with Mitch & Jen Moskal, 8:30 am - 12 noon, Polka Bandstand with Billy Belina, Sundays 6:00 am - 9:00 am Polka Carousel with Todd Zaganiacz and 9:00 am - 12 noon Polka Celebration with Helen
From the University of New Hampshire, Gary Sredzienski's Polka Party 9 am - 11 am Saturdays
Polka Mike has been bringing traditional polka music to the area since 1973. Starting out in DuBois, PA with The Ben Fingers Polka Party, he spent 14 wonderful years before moving on to his present location in Punxsutawney, PA. Since September 15, 1988 his show has been heard across the air waves of WECZ AM 1540 "The Groundhog" every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Airs Sunday Mornings On 1570 WQTW - Latrobe Pa. From 9am Till 12 Noon
Check out archive shows at:
Tune in LIVE on 620 KHB Pittsburgh, PA, USA Saturdays 11AM-1PM EDT and 24/7 through the following website:
Polish Eagle Show:
The Polish Eagle Show has got to be one of the longest running radio shows in America. Laurie Hoxie's father, Victor Zembruski, started the show on WATR September 3, 1934. Laurie's mother, Sophie Zembruski, co-hosted the show with Victor in the 1940's, taking over full time in 1969. Sophie handed the mike over to Laurie after her 90th birthday in 2008, having been on the air for over 60 years.
When Victor Zembruski first appeared on WATR he had just turned 22. His 12 piece Orchestra was called the “Victorians”. Initial format of the show was variety, featuring Polish-American music. Within 3 weeks he was appearing three times/week, two shows featured Polish Music & Variety, and one featured Popular Music & Variety. Circa 1936-37 the Orchestra’s name changed from ‘The Victorians’ to the ‘Victor Zembruski Orchestra’. There are newspaper accounts of over 2,000 attendees at some of his engagements. Victor first recorded for United States Record Corporation’s Varsity Label, circa May 1940. His last recording session was August 1963 for Eurotone International Limited’s Eurotone Label. Over his career he recorded over 200 tunes, mostly for the Continental and Remington Labels.
Throughout the 1940’s Sophie helped write and arranged the show, occasionally stepping in for Victor if he was ill. The show was called Polka Time. Around 1950, Sophie began appearing with Victor regularly in a Mr. & Mrs. format. By then the show was called the Polish Eagles Show. Sophie took over full time when Victor became incapacitated by a stroke in late 1969. The show then became known as the Sophie Zembruski Show. Sophie has received many awards for her work in broadcasting, even becoming ‘Mayor of Naugatuck for the Day’ in 2002. Just this past March 10th, 2010, the Polka America Corporation awarded Sophie one of their first five annual ‘Frankie Awards’. “…this award was created to recognize outstanding contributions and service to Polka Music in the name of Frankie Yankovic. The Frankie Award is a national service award, given to those individuals whose efforts have been instrumental in sustaining the polka genre.”
Since Sophie passed away Sept. 26 2010 her daughter Loretta Hoxey is continuing the tradition of her fathers & mothers show.
WATR Radio 1320 am since 1934 in Waterbury,CT - Sundays 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Polka Pops Crew, George Rosinski, Scott Richards, Laura Szczepanek, Mike Boruta, Rich Pastoor and Greg Rosloniec are carrying on the tradition of West Michigan Polka DJs Bob (Jasiu) Whitcomb, Ernie Pickem (Ernie Pierogi) and Jerry Baczewski (Jerry Golombki). Jerry and Ernie got into Polka Radio at the feet of Grand Rapids' legendary Polka DJ, the late Bob Whitcomb, and took over for Jasiu when he retired in the 1970s.
After about 15 years on various other West Michigan radio stations, Jerry and Ernie brought their act to WYGR starting February 29, 1992. Despite the passing of both
Polka DJs (Ernie in February 1998, Jerry in February 1999), WYGR has continued the great Polka Radio tradition.
By the way, Jerry & Ernie's Polka Pops was dubbed "the nation's premier Polka show" by a New York writer due to the great variety of musical styles featured: Chicago-style, Cleveland-style and traditional Polkas, plus your favorite Waltzes and Obereks.
You can listen to the show Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST on your radio in West Michigan on AM 1530 WYGR. It is also simulcast at:
European Ethnic Melodies Show with Daniel Jan Walikis - The Dynamic Life-Force Music of Your Cultural Heritage
Tuesday @ 7-10 pm Eastern, WHRW-FM 90.5
Dan's Website is www.danieljan.com
On May 1, 2008, the European Ethnic Melodies Show and host, Daniel Jan, received an EXCEL Award on the campus of Binghamton University for "outstanding multi-cultural programming at WHRW-FM."
All programs are broadcast on Tuesday evening from 7-10 P.M., locally at 90.5 on the FM dial and simulcast world-wide at www.whrwfm.org .
Polka Parade is the only Polka music radio program remaining that originates from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In a city with a rich & robust polka music history, Polka Parade keeps the musical tradition alive.
Polka Parade broadcasts each Saturday via WJYI 1340AM from (8-9am and 10am-1pm). The show consists of a German hour, a Polish hour, followed by a hour of Slovenian or Cleveland style music, and a Mix hour, in which all styles of polka music are presented. Multiple DJ's volunteer their time each Saturday to present a broadcast that is vibrant, diverse and eclectic.
Ed Slomkowski hosts two Polka Shows, one is in Three Oaks, Michigan on station WRHC 106.7 FM. It streams on www.radioharborcountry.org. His show "The Polka Carousel" is on Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon and on Sundays from 3 to 4 PM EST. The other show is in Ashland, Oregon on station KSKQ 89.5 FM. Show time is 6 to 7 pacific standard time Sundays and it streams at www.kskq.org.
Ed will consider requests for his show at his email address firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call him at 843-235-0444.
Mike's Texas Polkas:
Mike Konvicka has a polka show "Mike's Texas Polkas" on live 365.com. It's been on the air almost 10 year since June of 2002 and features a great mix of polka, cajun/zydeco and tejano.
Terrestrial Radio (no internet access)
Polka Connection with Carl Simchena (The Polka Maniac) WAZL 1490 in Hazleton, PA Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Mailing address for promos:326 Broad StreetSt. Clair, PA 17970
In Texas there are so many polka radio shows that John Rivard has indexed them at
Polka Bob's Polka Radio Finder
Dolly's Polka Page
IF YOU HAVE A POLKA RADIO SHOW AND I HAVE NOT LISTED YOU HERE (and I know there are LOTS) please email me with the specifics and I will list you. It is my intention to include EVERYONE. Just as it will take some time to get all the polka bands in the band listings, this too is a work in progress and will be updated as I get info.