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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Timeline photosWe’ve been busy this past week but we plan on being open Wednesday, May 18, 12-5. There may be a live show this week too! Stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less

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At your service until 3:00, it’s Mr. Anonymous & Jodi the Intern — joined by todays studio audience, Jodi’s daughters, Haley & Lauren. ... See MoreSee Less

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🎼🎵 Today Sunday May 15th 🎼🎵
5th Street Hall
701 5th Street NW
Time: 1:00pm-5:30pm
🤩 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 🤩
❤️ Fun Event for the Whole Family ❤️
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🤩 Tomorrow Sunday May 15th 🤩
5th Street Hall
701 5th St. NW
1:00pm - 5:30pm
Donation at the Door
❤️ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ❤️
🤩 Fun Event for the Whole Family 🤩
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Timeline photosAt Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes, we're here to talk. Simply pick up the phone to get in touch with our team of caring professionals today to start the conversation and plan ahead.

(616) 361-2613

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I have fallen in love with this little hen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Can’t quite put my finger on it, but today’s self-portrait by Big G seems a little off… ... See MoreSee Less

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Start the countdown... "The Nation's Premier Polka Show" is now less than 90 minutes away — the Polka Pops starts at 12 noon!

This weekend, we’ve got Big G flying a Saturday solo mission. Then on Sunday it’s Mr. Anonymous and “Jodi the Intern”.

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), online at www.jethro.fm (using any web browser other than Google Chrome) and on the TuneIn Radio app.
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We are back online !
(After about 20 hours of no phone or internet)
Come on in for Amazing BRATS !!
Its a grilling weekend.
We are open from 9:00-2:00
TASTE THE DIFFERENCE
#leyenandsonmeats.#westsideisthebestside.#shoplocal,#knowyourbutcher,#tastethedifference
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Technology has become a part of everyday life, making it easier than ever for seniors to keep in touch with friends and family.

Remember to keep in touch with your friends and family as much as possible.
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It is tradition that the organizing committee of the Polish Constitution Day Parade in Chicago invites children and youth from Polish schools to participate in an art contest to mark the events surrounding the May 3rd celebrations.

PRCUA’s Marketing Director Elżbieta Sawczuk, who served on the parade committee as the PRCUA representative, was this year’s contest coordinator, and the awards were funded by PRCUA, the art workshops of PatriciaArt, and the organizing committee of the parade.

The theme of this year’s competition was "2022: The Year of Maria Konopnicka and Józef Wybicki." Younger participants were asked to create illustrations or covers to Konopnicka’s children’s stories, and students in the older category illustrated the words of the Polish anthem “Poland Is Not Yet Lost,” authored by Wybicki.

Entries were received from young people from over a dozen schools in metropolitan Chicago. Congratulations to the winners and all participants!

Thank you to Tygodnik Monitor Chicago for printing the winning entries: monitor.monitorlocalnews.com/books/tfoz/#p=25
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Our Deli Lunch Special today is a good one! • Shredded smoked beef bbq sandwich 🤤

#thegristmillcannonsburgvillage #cannonsburghvillage #delispecials #lunch #foodie #localbusiness #weekendvibes #rockfordmi #grabdrapidsmi
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