Chris Musial, Vice President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV Your Hometown MeTV Station, invites Western New Yorkers to dance to the “Polka Buzz presented by Key Liquors” every Sunday at 11:30a.m & 7p.m.
This week, visit the popular “Music Is Art” event staged by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls from last September. Robby welcomed some of Buffalo’s best Polka bands, and our hometown camera was there to capture all the fun!
This year, WBBZ-TV will be back at “Music Is Art” when Robby welcomes more Polka bands starting at 11am until 2pm. The event is Saturday September 7th at RiverWorks in Buffalo. Get all the info you need at www.musicisart.org
At 11:30am, enjoy an encore presentation of last week’s presentation with The Polski Chix.
Don’t forget, our next “Polka Buzz” tapings are Thursday September 12th when Ron Dombrowski welcomes The Auslanders for our special “Octoberfest” programs. Tickets are just $5, and available at the door. Get there early, as these shows sell out!
The shows are recorded at Pott’s Banquet Hall, 41 South Rossler in the Valu Plaza, Cheektowaga. There is plenty of free parking!
Personality Ron Dombrowski, host of “Drive Time Polkas” (Mon-Sat 5-7p.m. on WXRL 1300AM & 8-11a.m. Sunday on WECK 1230AM & 102.9FM), is bringing his unique style and knowledge of Polka music to the television screen. Dombrowski has been broadcasting polka programs since 1979 on both radio and television.
The Polka is a Central European dance and genre of music that became familiar throughout Europe, originating in 19th century Bohemia. The name means “Polish Lady.” The music was introduced to America in 1844, and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity after World War II when Polish refugees moved to the Americas. Many Polish people settled in Buffalo, and the surrounding communities. Western New York holds a top 5 ranking for Polish Americans in the United States. However, Polka music is enjoyed by people of all ages and ethnicities.
“Polka Buzz” will be recording another series of shows with America’s Polka Sweetheart, Stephanie on Thursday August 22nd at 7pm! Tickets are just $5, and available at the door!
WBBZ-TV Vice President of Sales, and Polka aficionado Angelo Cicatello commented, “Polka music stirs the spirit in a positive way. It brings people together to dance, and share a rich cultural experience. I am proud to help bring people together with this exciting new show!”
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York over-the-air on digital channel 67.1. Ch. 5 on Verizon FiOS (HD 505); Ch 5 Dish; Ch. 67 DirecTV, and on Spectrum: Buffalo – Niagara Falls Metro area: Channel 5 (HD 1230); Batavia – Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Parts of Erie and Niagara Counties Channel 71 (HD 1230); Dunkirk Channel 5 (HD 1230); Olean Channel 5 (HD 1230); Fredonia – Jamestown Channel 72 (HD 1230); Alfred- Angelica- Avoca- Bath- BolivarFriendship- Hornell Channel 5 (HD 1230).