Polka Returning To Saturday
Mornings On UMass
Radio Station WMUA
By Ray Kelly
AMHERST (October 18, 2016) – After a nine-month absence, the Early Bird Polka Show with Mitch Moskal will return to WMUA-FM, 91.1, at the University of Massachusetts.
Beginning on Oct. 29, the show will air on Saturdays, 6 to 8 a.m. Helen Curtin’s Polka Celebration Show, now on Sunday mornings, will move to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.
The lineup change comes after polka DJ Todd Zaganiacz moved his show to WHMP-AM, 1400, in Northampton. Polka Carousel with Todd and Sandy Zaganiacz airs on Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon. (Rival WARE-AM, 1250, also airs two polka show on Sundays between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
Moskal’s long-running polka show had been dropped by WMUA during acontroversial restructuring in January. UMass reduced its polka shows from four to two and total running time from 12 to four hours.
Moskal, who has hosted a soon-to-be-departing country music show for WMUA, said he was thrilled that the Early Bird Polka Show would again be heard on Saturdays, along with the move by Curtin.
“This is a go-go for everyone,” Moskal said. “So many people have missed having it on Saturday mornings.”
With polka programming on WHMP and WARE on Sundays, it means there is plenty of weekend polka music for area fans, he added.
Reprinted from The Republican