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JULY 1, 2008: Klancnik and Friends made their first appearance in Barberton, Ohio on Friday, June 20. What a great performance! The fans at Lake Anna were entertained for two hours by some of the best musicians in the polka industry. The whole recording band was on hand to perform. I hope you enjoy this photo of the two accordion players: one a Polka Hall of Famer (Frankie Spetich), the other, a young man with enormous talent who will win many awards and is a musician beyond his years (Brian O'Boyle). Also, we hope you enjoy our new website that we are launching today.
JANUARY 17, 2010: FINALLY!!!! That's how we feel about our latest addition to our website and polka support. We have figured out You Tube and have started a You Tube page for our polka videos we have in our collection. We are uploading daily and featuring some "Golden Oldies" very soon. Go to our You Tube page at: www.youtube.com/SlovenianMelodies and enjoy the videos.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2009: You may have noticed a new page on our website, our "24/7 Polka Heaven" page. That is because we are joining the 24/7 home on Sunday, September 6 at 9 PM. Thanks to Ray Zalokar for getting us started and to Frankie Spetich and Mark Trenta for sponsoring the show on 24/7.
AUGUST 10, 2009: What a great polka weekend in the Akron/Barberton area. First on Friday, August 7, Jeff Pecon appeared at Lake Anna Park in Barberton, Ohio. Jeff had some talented "sidemen" including: Ralph Delligatti (bass), Johnny Pecon Jr. (drums), Paul Yanchar (sax and vocals), Eric Noltkamper (banjo and guitar) and all the way from Nashville, TN, Joey Miskulin (accordian and vocals). Also, special guest Frankie Spetich appeared with band for three numbers. Not only do these gentlemen play well, but they are very appreciative of the crowd and were very cordial to a certain radio show host. On Sunday, the fun continued as the ABC Polka Association had their annual Jam Session at Wolter Park. Many talented musicians turned out to support the ABC on the hottest day of the summer.
Use this page as your place for what's happening in the world of polkas. You may even get a bit of "news" that doesn't have to do with polka music, but might be something to brighten your day. If you are looking for where and when your favorite band is playing, go to the "Polka Calendar" page.
JANUARY 25, 2010: We have added our own Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame page for awards nominations and winners since our website launched in July, 2008. Click here on the following link for that information: CLEVELAND-STYLE POLKA HALL OF FAME
JULY 2, 2010: We want to say "Happy 2nd Anniversary" to our website. Almost 5,500 visitors in two years to our site. We appreciate all of you. Also, go to our "Radio Shows" page to listen to our June 27 show with 19 tunes by 19 bands.
MARCH 22, 2011: Our March 20th show is on our "Radio Shows" page and we have added ordering info for Del Sinchak's new CD to our "New CD's" page.
JUNE 27, 2011: We were informed today by WAPS that our show will no longer be heard on Sundays from 6-7 PM. Thanks for all of your support through the 22 years on that station.
AUGUST 29, 2012: Condolences to the family of Joe Fedorchak, who passed away on August 28. May he rest in peace. Also, to the family of Jimmy Kozel on his passing.
DECEMBER 4, 2012: It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our former co-host, Frankie Spetich. Frankie passed away after a brief illness in Barberton, Ohio. His influence on our style of music goes beyond what words can express. Thoughts and prayers to his wife Betty and other family.
FEBRUARY 19, 2019: Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends and radio colleagues of Tony Petkovsek, who passed away this week. Tony was a pioneer for Cleveland style music and will be greatly missed.
DECEMBER 4, 2023: Mikey Dee has a new CD out to celebrate his 35 years in the music industry and it is very, very good. The Penn Ohio Polka Pals 51st Anniversary CD is now available. Also new to us is the 70th Birthday CD release by Fred Ziwich. Go to our "New CD's" page for more information. Ron Pivovar has a new CD available. The Penn Ohio Polka Pals 50th Anniversary CD is available now. Tom Brusky (and many special guest stars) new CD is available, and you want to add it to your collection. Go to the "New CD's" page to get a hold of Fred and Alex and get your copy.
AUGUST 15, 2019: We are happy to be part of the new "Polka Spotlight" show on 92.7 FM and 940 AM, WGRP, Greenville's Local Radio, with host Joe Godina. We have a segment each week on Joe's show that is on the radio from 7:00-9:00 AM, every Sunday. For those outside of the listening area, use this link to listen to the show: https://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/player.asp?station=wgrp-am
AUGUST 26, 2019: We have made some improvements to our archived shows navigation on the website, which will hopefully make it easier to find old shows. All of our "older" shows are now on the page, "ARCHIVE 1987-2018". We also still have our more current shows on our page, "SHOWS 2018-19" for you to listen to, as well. Whichever page your visit, enjoy the music from the past and present!
NOVEMBER 24, 2023: "Polka Parade" is heard on 1340 AM and 98.7 FM in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. More importantly, if you don't live in listening range, you can listen anytime you want by clicking on this link: www.polkaparade.org The Polka Parade website also has a link for you to listen live on Saturday's. Our latest show, the November 25 "Slovenian Hour", is now available on their website. Other editions of our show on the "Slovenian Hour" or "Slovenian Mix" are also available at the link above and then clicking the "Listen Now" link in the top right of the home page. MARCH 7, 2021: "Polka Parade" has an updated website!! Check out the new look at www.polkaparade.org. You can still enjoy the shows you missed on Saturday mornings, but find information about the DJ's and more on this new, great site that Don Hunjadi created.