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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.
JULY 9, 2009: Frankie and I had the pleasure of watching a "Pint Size Polkas" presentation at the Massillon Library last night by Uncle Mike, AKA, Mike Schneider. The program for all ages was outstanding. Mike has a good thing going here for learning and for our style of music. Also, it was nice to see fellow DJ, Matt Shaffer, in attendance there. Great job, Mike. Keep up the good work!
FEBRUARY 17, 2009: Also, what a great job by Mike Schneider on WKYC, Channel 3 in Cleveland on Tuesday morning. Mike was promoting polkas with Ron Sluga and John Pecon and did a GREAT JOB! Way to go, Mike.
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
MAY 6, 2010: Thanks to Dick Tady for supporting the show by sending us his latest CD release, Volume 4 of the "Best of..." series.
JUNE 12, 2010: We have added 4 videos of Wayne Tomsic to our YouTube page. Thanks to Matt Shaffer for allowing the premiere of the "Slovenian Melodies" band at the ABC polka association picnic.
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.
JULY 6, 2010: Our Independence Day show is now on our "Radio Shows" page, featuring 17 tunes by 17 bands. We also have 5 new videos on our "You Tube" page featuring George Staiduhar and the Revue.
AUGUST 30, 2010: We are sad to announce that John Kuzman passed away on August 28. He was a polka promoter and owner of Kuzman's Lounge.
NOVEMBER 26, 2010: Condolences to the families of two Polka Hall of Famers, Norm Kobal and Jake Zagger, who passed away this week.
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.
FEBRUARY 29, 2012: Sympathies to the family of Al Hreno, polka musician from the Penn Ohio area, who passed away.
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.
MAY 2, 2014: Sympathies to the family of Don Lipovac, who passed away at the end of April.
FEBRUARY 11, 2014: Information for buying Fred Ziwich's new double CD is on the New CD's page. PHOF Awards Show winners for 2013 are on our Polka Hall Page. Condolences to the family of Kenny Klancnik.
MAY 24, 2014: Condolences to the Grkman family on the loss of Joe Sr.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014: Condolences to the family of Pete Kuhar who passed away. Pete played many years in brother Fred's band. Also, our "New CD's" page has the latest releases from Alex Meixner, Joey Miskulin, Johnny Koenig and Scott Heatcoat.
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.
NOVEMBER 30, 2019: Congratulations to the winners of awards that were given at Awards Show 32. Go to our "Polka Hall" page to see the winners and nominees.
MARCH 11, 2019: We have added a three videos of the Brian Papesh Band, live at Slovene Center in Barberton, Ohio, on our YouTube page. Click the link at the top to take you there to see them. Enjoy!
SEPTEMBER 14, 2021: Fred Ziwich and Alex Meixner have excellent new recordings available. Go to the "New CD's" page to get ahold of Fred and Alex and get your copy. Aaron Dussing and Ron Pivovar (NBAF All Stars) also have new CD's available. We also have info on Barefoot Becky's discs, the Chardon Polka Band sent us their two new releases and one is a holiday CD. We are also happy to have received the new Christmas CD from Mike Schneider from Wisconsin. Go to our "New CD's" page for ordering information.
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!
SEPTEMBER 25, 2021: "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: http://polkaparade.org/html/Archive_Programs/archives-b.htm The Polka Parade website also has a link for you to listen live on Saturday's. Our latest show, the October 16 "Slovenian Mix", is now available on their website. Other editions of our show on the "Slovenian Hour" or "Slovenian Mix" are also available at this link POLKA PARADE. 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.