Larry Sodek, Polka DJ

When famed disc jockey, musician, and polka promoter Lee Roy Matocha passed away in 2003, it left a big polka hole within the Fayette County radio broadcast area. Within several weeks of Matocha’s passing, Larry Sodek, stepped up to plug the hole. Lee Roy had been doing a polka music show for over four decades and many radios got switched to La Grange’s KVLG-AM when his show came on. Larry Sodek, a member of the Lee Roy Matocha Orchestra, a founding member of the Ellinger Combo, and leader of the Central Texas Sounds has been raised on the Czech language and music in Matocha’s hometown, Fayetteville.


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