A “Polka Buzz” Welcomes “The New Direction Band” Sunday at 11:30am & 7pm on WBBZ-TV
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 and Babcia’s Pierogies!”
This week, Ronnie Dombrowski welcomes The New Direction Band! Enjoy last weeks show encore Sunday at 11:30am, and a brand new show at 7pm!
The next shows will be recorded Thursday February 13th at Pott’s Banquet Hall, 41 South Rossler in the Valu Plaza, Cheektowaga. Canada’s popular John Gora Band will perform Tickets are $5 at the door. Reservations can be made by calling Pott’s at: 826-6575. 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 “The Buffalo Touch” and the Chopin Singing Society on Thursday December 12th at 7pm. Tickets are just $5, and available at the door.
Coordinating producer 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 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).