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 PhotosToday is National Cake Day.

Yes, this year National Cake Day and Thanksgiving fall on the same day! Will you make room for cake, on top of turkey, stuffing, and pie?!
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Stop by before or after picking up your Christmas tree! We'll be open for lunch and have Christmas tunes queued up for a festive holiday tradition! ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosAs the Thanksgiving weekend continues, we hope you're able to continue finding reasons to keep a grateful mindset. This Black Friday, whether you're shopping, watching football or something else entirely, take a moment to assess how you are feeling. What are you grateful for? ... See MoreSee Less

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🗓 Mark your calendars!

There's plenty to do during the holiday season, but there's at least one gift that's always in demand. Christmas is always a critical time for blood demand.

Be the gift that lets others continue to celebrate with their loved ones. For only an hour of your time, you can help those who need it most.
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🍁 Happy Thanksgiving 🍁
The Pulaski Days Committee would like to send heartfelt wishes from our home to yours
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May the gifts of Thanksgiving fill your heart and home with happiness, and may you spend the day with loved ones and friends, enjoying the blessings for which we should give thanks! We are thankful for all of our members, staff, sales reps and everyone who is a part of our history, present and future. Happy Thanksgiving from the PRCUA! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be closed today to spend time with our families. We will reopen Friday November 26th at 4pm. Have a wonderful thanksgiving ... See MoreSee Less

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From the Sobie Meats family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Village family to our Cannonsburg Community! We are grateful for everything you do to make our world a brighter place🥰! @Cannonsburg Grist Mill Cannonsburg Bottle Shop @Honey Creek Inn ... See MoreSee Less

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Jack’s Service Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day and will be open for gas and vehicle pickup on Friday 8-5 .
We hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving !
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The Bottle Shop is closed tomorrow, so stop by today and ask Sam what he might recommend to best compliment your Thanksgiving dinner! ... See MoreSee Less

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