Next weekend, we will be holding our 3rd annual JammerThon. The goal is to raise $15,000 to cover our yearly operating expenses to keep the Polka Jammer Network on the air. (IJ airtime fees only cover 42% of our costs.)
This event will take place next Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, May 18th, 19th, & 20th beginning with the POLKA NITE CAP SHOW with Todd Zaganiacz at 6pm Eastern Time on Friday and end at 7pm Eastern Time on Sunday. We have scheduled 29 hours of LIVE programming with pre-recorded shows during the overnight hours. During the JammerThon, the archive will be CLOSED.
As was done last year, all shows will be recorded and placed in the archive on Monday morning.
Todd Zaganiacz has put together a new LIVE CD offering called JAM WITH US – VOLUMES 1 & 2. Each CD has 24 selections recorded LIVE and will be available for a donation of $35.00 for either Volume 1 or 2, or $50.00 for both. We will also be offering our earlier releases, and listeners who donate $100.00 will have a choice of 5 LIVE CD’s.
Click here to see a list of available CDs.
Listeners will have the option of donating via an online form.
Below is the schedule for this year’s JammerThon. All Times listed are Eastern Time:
2012 POLKA JAMMERTHON SCHEDULE
Friday, May 18th
6:00pm – 11:00pm Polka Nite Cap Show – Todd Zaganiacz (LIVE)
11:00pm – 12:00am Richie Gomulka Waltz Show – Richie Gomulka***
Saturday, May 19th
12:00am – 3:00am Jim Kucharski***
3:00am – 6:00am Todd Zaganiacz***
6:00am – 8:00am Sons Of LaGrange – Randy Krajewski & Eric Hite***
8:00am – 12:00pm Happy Tappy Polka Show – Happy Tappy Boys with Joni Zychowski Minehart & Eddie Biegaj (LIVE on location from Mark’s Bar & Grill in NY)
12:00am – 1:00pm Center Stage – Sandy Lewandowski***
1:00pm – 4:00pm CHAINSAW’S POLKA MADHOUSE – Jim Kucharski (LIVE)
4:00pm – 6:00pm Major Mel’s Polka Party – Major Mel (LIVE)
6:00pm – 8:00pm Matt’s Polka Party – Matt & Vi Wasielewski (LIVE)
8:00pm – 10:00pm Freddie’s Fun House – Freddie & Marsha Bulinski (LIVE)
10:00pm – 11:00pm POLKAS 101 – Joe Oberaitis***
11:00pm – 12:00am Polka Celebration – Joe & Debbie Wondolowski***
Sunday, May 20th
12:00am – 3:00am Eddie Biegaj***
3:00am – 6:00am Jim Kucharski***
6:00am – 7:00am Richie Gomulka’s Early Bird Special***
7:00am – 9:00am Polka Shindig – Rich Suckiel***
9:00am – 11:00am Polkas In Vogue – Ron & Kathy Raczkowski (LIVE)
11:00am – 1:00am Family Polka Program – Jay & Janice Lochner (LIVE)
1:00am – 3:00pm Wonderful World Of Polkas – Wally & Maryann Raczkowski (LIVE)
3:00pm – 5:00pm Polka Party – Andy Citkowicz (LIVE)
5:00pm – 7:00pm Hot American Polkas – Kenny Olowin (LIVE)
***denotes all NEW pre-recorded show.
**NOTE: SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
For our JammerThon, Jay & Janice Lochner, and Andy Citkowicz will be airing a LIVE show which they only do once a year. Also, Major Mel will be making a special appearance.
We hope you’ll join us for this special event. On behalf of our Board of Directors and our IJ’s, we thank you for helping us to keep the Polka Jammer Network THE “World Leader In Polka Entertainment”!
POLKA JAMMER NETWORK
DISCLAIMER: Due to this special event, IT’S POLKA TIME! with Craig Ebel, the IPA POLKA SHOW, and the WMUA simulcasts will be pre-empted next weekend. Craig Ebel’s syndicated network show will air on Tuesday, May 22nd and placed in the archive. The IPA POLKA SHOW will take next weekend off and production will resume on Saturday, May 26th. We will resume our WMUA simulcasts on Saturday, May 26th as well.