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

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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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Are you looking for away to support our Society? We have polo shirts available for $20, men’s and women’s. Contact us to arrange payment and delivery. ... See MoreSee Less

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We invite you to join us in supporting our community once again this Christmas season! Honey Creek Inn @cannoCannonsburg Grist Mill Cannonsburg Bottle Shop ... See MoreSee Less

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At your service until 3:00, it’s Mr. A & The A Team… ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosStarting my day off with a dose of vegetables! Zucchini bread! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today’s look into the palatial Jethro FM studios, where Big G & Quality Control are taking turns driving the bus, That Polish Girl is taking your calls, and our very capable studio audience consists of Lighting McQueen & G4 (Big G’s sons). ... See MoreSee Less

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Head to the Honey to watch the🏈 game today! Grab a draft and buckle up! ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s our annual “Bob ‘Jasiu’ Whitcomb Tribute Weekend”, and the Polka Pops will be on the air in less than two hours — the Polka Pops begins at noon!

At your service today, it’s Quality Control, Big G & That Polish Girl. Then on Sunday, it’s Mr. Anonymous driving the bus, with The Polka-Boogie Man riding shotgun — and a potential encore appearance by That Polish Girl.

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) and online at www.jethro.fm and on the TuneIn Radio app.
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On this SMALL BUSINESS Saturday of 2021, we want to thank you for supporting our small, local business.

“Dziekuje Bardzo!
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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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