American Czech Hour Celebrates 50 Years On Air
In today’s world, the radio airwaves produce a bountiful array of Country, Pop, Hip-Hop, Talk as well as other popular genres. Unfortunately, polkas have for many years taken a backseat in radio. But there are still several outlets that can satisfy that “oompah” craving. One such outlet is the American Czech Hour on KHBR Radio in Hillsboro, Texas. In fact, Father’s Day 2020 marked 50 years of offerings from this polka outlet. During this half century of programming, the show has been broadcasting polkas and waltzes every Sunday afternoon for an hour and a half.
The program leans heavily on Texas Czech-style polkas and waltzes with occasional selections from the Czech Republic. You may also hear a little German, Alpine, Mexican as well as other flavors. Domestically, you will hear some Nebraska, Chicago, and Cleveland styles.
Currently, the show is hosted by David Kolar. Kolar has been part of the show for 49 of those 50 years joining the team in 1971. According to Kolar, the first show aired on Father’s Day in 1970, the year he graduated from high school.
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