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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Polish Roman Catholic Union of America - PRCUADid you know that Saint Rocco is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as the protector against the plague and all contagious diseases?

St. Rocco was a nobleman who distributed all of his worldly goods to the poor, and traveled humbly throughout 14th century Italy as a pilgrim, devoting himself to victims of the plague, curing them with prayer and the sign of the cross.During his travels, he too contracted the plague which was evident by an open sore on his leg. After many sufferings and much patience, St. Rocco was eventually cured.

For generations, Roman Catholics prayed to St. Rocco ( pol. Św. Roch) for good health and protection against illness, and today in the dark light of Covid-19 we turn to him once again.

Let’s pray together.
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Polish Roman Catholic Union of America - PRCUAEaster message from PRCUA President James Robaczewski
#staysafe, #stayhealthy, #happyeaster
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