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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Heritage Life Story Funeral HomesCelebration of Life... with a COVID twist:
Robert DeVries lived his life with great appreciation for his family. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend of many, he wanted nothing more than the very best for the family he loved. While he will be deeply missed by his loving family, they wanted nothing more than to give Bob the send-off he so deserved, and they turned to Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes to do so. Yet in the midst of the Covid crisis and social distancing, it gives pause to consider other ways in which we can conduct funeral gatherings.

Known for our already, “almost anything goes” innovative ways of celebrating the lives of those well lived, Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes has always “thought outside the box” so to speak. With Covid 19, we strive to memorialize even in the midst of these trying times. Bob DeVries’ memorial gathering was one such event. Held on a beautiful late July day nestled in the Grant Pavilion at Millennium Park, Bob’s family and dear friends gathered to remember this special man of faith and integrity complete with photos, music and a slideshow spanning his life. A life well lived and not to be forgotten, Bob’s family counted on the experience and innovation of Heritage to celebrate his life - an honor and privilege we uphold with the greatest of compassion.
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16 hours ago

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Honey Creek InnNEW Wednesday Night Special
BONE-in SMOKED PORK CHOP DINNER - only $12!

These smoked pork chops are finished on the grill and served with mashed potatoes and a chef’s choice vegetable. Every Wednesday night at the HCI!
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Heritage Life Story Funeral HomesYou know you're a hospice work when...

Thank you to all hospice professionals for all you do!
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22 hours ago

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Rocky's Bar and GrillRocky's is rocking!
We've got Olive burgers, Classic Cheese burgers and Mushroom Swiss.

$6.33 all day.

Kitchen's open 5-10
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22 hours ago

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Cannonsburg Grist MillMOOSE BUCKS at the Grist Mill!

What are MOOSE BUCKS? Basically, they are the same as a gift certificate.

What can they be used for? You can purchase anything from the Grist Mill, Bottleshop, or the Honey Creek Inn with them except alcohol, tobacco, and lottery.

How do you get MOOSE BUCKS? Spend $50 or more (lottery, fuel, and tobacco purchases don't count towards the $50) at the Grist Mill at one time and get $5 in MOOSE BUCKS. Offer is available now through the end of September!
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