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.

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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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Timeline PhotosWe'd like to extend our sincerest THANK YOU to all the FANTASTIC volunteers, supporters, and participants who helped to make the 2021 Muskegon Polish Festival very successful! We couldn't have done it without YOU! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Take advantage of low term rates during Life Insurance Awareness Month - call us today!
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Pantry looking a little bare? Swing by the store and stock up on all the essentials. Come say hello, we love seeing our customers! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy anniversary to our chief Gary Szotko and to his bride Mary Everett Szotko! We are thankful for all that both of you do for us every single day!

Cheers to many, many more!
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Football season is back 🏈 We have everything you need to sit down and watch the game with delicious snacks and appetizers. Get the gang back together and swing by the store to stock up! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Executive Committee of the PRCUA is pleased to announce that the 63rd PRCUA Quadrennial Convention will be held August 11-15, 2022, at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL. More information on the PRCUA website: www.prcua.org/site-chosen-for-63rd-prcua-quadrennial-convention/
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