"Polka Varieties" on WEWS


This file appears in: National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
"Polka Varieties" on WEWS

This 1971 photograph shows Paul Wilcox introducing musicians Hank Haller and Wally Chips on the TV show "Polka Varieties." The show aired on Sundays on Cleveland's WEWS-TV (and eventually was syndicated on stations across the country) from 1956 to 1983, highlighting both local and national polka acts. Frankie Yankovic was the original bandleader and host of the show before Wilcox (a sports newscaster) took the helm.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections


This file appears in: National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame