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!
3 Men and a Grill Catering – Rich Nawrocki & Lisa Feist
Advocate Law Offices – Attorney Jeffrey R. Portko
Debra Bizon – Keller Williams Realty
Cannonsburg Bottle Shop – Don Kurylowicz
Frank’s Market – Fritz Stanitzek & Mitch Stanitzek
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes/Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel – Lee Karelse
Honey Creek Inn – Don Kurylowicz
Hooligan’s Artisan Meats – Dave Gawlik
Jack’s Service Center – Jack Wielhouwer & Dave Wielhouwer
Lewandoski’s Market – Gary Szotko
Mary J Szczepanski “Never Give Up” MS Scholarship Foundation
Piekny Polish Pottery – Janice Smith & Michele Preston
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America – Anthony Zasuwa
Putt Putt’s Bar – Charlie Fischer
Rodenhouse Body Shop – Vaughn & Patty Stevens
Martin L. Rogalski, P.C. – Law Firm
Scully Statewide Moving – Pat Scully
Sobie Meats – Tim & Teresa Sobie
Summer Music Fest in Frankenmuth – Mark Janson
That Polish Girl Catering – Laura Szczepanek
Villa Maria Retirement Community
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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