Economy ends Sunday's Polka Celebration

Economy ends Sunday's Polka Celebration

There are 22 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jul 21, 2009, titled Economy ends Sunday's Polka Celebration. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The music died July 12. And the economy killed it. "I just couldn't get the sponsorship," said Peter J. Danielczuk, who pulled the plug on his Polka Celebration show which aired Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. on WDJZ-1530 on the AM dial.

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Smoothie King

Poughkeepsie, NY

#1 Jul 21, 2009
It's too bad, but I'm sure Pete and his beloved polka will resurface somewhere soon. best of luck!
Maryann

Bayonne, NJ

#2 Jul 21, 2009
I was an avid listener to that program. I feel bad that something had to end..!

Since: Mar 09

Centereach, NY

#3 Jul 21, 2009
I guess they will have to listen to Howard Stern and acid rock instead!

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#4 Jul 21, 2009
I never heard him mention what an hour a week cost on 'DJZ...

From his website http://polkacelebration.com/

WEDNESDAY 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
88.7 FM WNHU - UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
http://www.wnhu.net

MONDAY 8:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
THURSDAY 12:00 AM
FRIDAY 10:00 AM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM
http://www.247polkaheaven.com

Record the streaming audio from 247polkaheaven and you can hear him any time you want.
Former Shelton Resident

Casa Grande, AZ

#6 Jul 21, 2009
Best of luck to Peter J
I am sure he will appear again on the radio.
Back in the 90's, during his WICC era, I had the pleasure of going on two of his Polka Celebration Cruises to Bermuda. He was a magnificent host and he invited me to the Captain's table for dinner. I will never forget that. I also met his Mom, Dad and Sister on the cruise. They were the nicest people.
pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#7 Jul 22, 2009
Hey Pete, I have something new for you to go back on the air......Polka-Rap.
Big EZED

Gerald, MO

#8 Jul 22, 2009
What an absolute shame. When I was growing up my father (Pete also) too listened intently to Victor and Sophie Zembruski's show weekly, and then later Polka Pete. I know Polka music just doesn't appeal to all, but I hope and pray that there are 10 - 20 business owners who can see the history, and recognize there is a market to advertise to in this show.
TPC

Newington, CT

#10 Jul 22, 2009
Peter - Good luck. You have a big heart and your music has been a staple in the Naugatuck Valley for many years. Let's hope you return.
Jeannie

Wallingford, CT

#12 Jul 22, 2009
I smiled when I read his comment about searching the dial for Polka music on Sunday morning drives with his dad; our family did the same :)
POLKA JOE BUDINSKI

Seymour, CT

#14 Jul 22, 2009
PS, The Yankee song sticks too
Joe Yakov

Seymour, CT

#15 Jul 22, 2009
Ha ha ha i am so glad that you cant get sponsers for your show with all your so called friends how can you not get $200 a week I am a little sad that you cant do that
Fran

Milford, CT

#16 Jul 22, 2009
Send him to the vibes!

You never know, it could take off!!!
Stashu Jackofski

Atlantic Beach, NY

#17 Jul 22, 2009
POLKA JOE BUDINSKI wrote:
Good riddance, I'd rather hear pigs being killed in a slaughter house than listen to that awful Polka musc
Soak your head in a bucket of pigshit.

Since: Mar 09

Centereach, NY

#18 Jul 22, 2009
POLKA JOE BUDINSKI wrote:
Good riddance, I'd rather hear pigs being killed in a slaughter house than listen to that awful Polka musc
I see you have been listining to the Yoko Ono box set!
Big Jim

Seymour, CT

#19 Jul 22, 2009
Pete is the best. A man dedicated to keeping polka music alive for future generations
Bogdan

Chicago, IL

#20 Jul 22, 2009
Joe Yakov wrote:
Ha ha ha i am so glad that you cant get sponsers for your show with all your so called friends how can you not get $200 a week I am a little sad that you cant do that
Can't get 200 Bucks a week in sponsors?
Perhaps no one is listening to the show?
Maybe you are wasting your time?
Polka Dancer

United States

#21 Jul 22, 2009
pwilson wrote:
Hey Pete, I have something new for you to go back on the air......Polka-Rap.
More nasty comments from pwilson.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#22 Jul 22, 2009
POLKA JOE BUDINSKI wrote:
Good riddance, I'd rather hear pigs being killed in a slaughter house than listen to that awful Polka musc
Would there be a poll on it, I am sure many here would prefer hearing you being killed in a slaughterhouse over polka music - the nice thing being that the killing wouldn't take long so they could THEN listen to the music in peace.

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#23 Jul 22, 2009
POLKA JOE BUDINSKI wrote:
PS, The Yankee song sticks too
Assuming you just don't know the right words, I would have to agree that the yankee song does suck.
the valley

United States

#24 Jul 23, 2009
didnt he try to make mcdonalds sell some kind of food or something? kielbasa? he was a pretty nice guy. sorry to hear it.

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