We’re 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 1980.

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, your favorite Waltzes and Obereks, and more! Great music from great artists, every weekend on WYGR.

Polka Pops Sponsors

These are the folks who make it all possible…
Our “Polka Heroes”…
Please support them whenever you get the chance!

If you’re a business owner, willing and able to help keep your Polish Heritage alive by supporting The Polka Pops, why not join our list of “Polka Heroes”?
Please contact us for sponsorship information. Thank you.

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Start the countdown... "The Nation's Premier Polka Show" is now less than a half-hour away — the Polka Pops begins at noon!

Our bus drivers this weekend are Quality Control today and Mr. Anonymous on Sunday, with The Polka-Boogie Man riding shotgun on Sunday.

Please make the Polka Pops a part of your weekend, each and every Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 3PM. In addition to playing some great music, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in West Michigan's Polish/Polka Community!

And just because the Polka Pops ends at 3, it doesn’t mean the Polka music is over. Stay tuned for “Polka Overtime” with Steve Arsulowicz & Tim Sobie, airing from 3 to 4 each Saturday and Sunday.

We're on the radio in West Michigan on Jethro FM (94.9FM, 99.5FM, 1530AM), Jethro South (980AM & 98.9FM) and online at www.jethro.fm and on the TuneIn Radio app.
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Tonight's special, German Schnitzel, a panko-breaded, fried pork cutlet with mushroom gravy! While the goodness lasts! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today, on the feast day of St. John Paul II—our Polish pope, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the liturgical inauguration of his papacy. On October 22, 1978, John Paul II was installed with a solemn Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Saint John Paul II, pray for us!
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Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes offers several "green" burial options and is one of a select group of funeral providers approved by the Green Burial Council, a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating restoration, acquisition and stewardship of natural areas.

WHAT IS GREEN BURIAL?
The basic definition of a natural or green burial is one that uses only
biodegradable materials. A natural burial utilizes simple, sustainable materials such as pine or wicker caskets so that nature may take its course following the natural rhythms of life. In a green cemetery, burial vaults and embalming are not allowed. The body can be buried with or without a casket, or just in a burial shroud.

For more information contact us at (616) 453-8263.
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Saturdays are for football and delicious food. Check out our slow cooker pulled pork recipe to prep for your next tailgate or family gathering. bit.ly/3Avgi9v ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosLosing a loved one is very difficult and at times can leave you feeling down. We encourage you to reach out to your loved ones for support. They want to be there to support you, they just may not always know how. Sharing a simple meal, going for coffee, or even watching a movie together can provide a small measure of comfort through feeling their love.

Feeling the love and comfort of a family member can feel like cozying up with a great blanket next to a fire on a fall day. A sense of peace and reassurance that everything will be ok.
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