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Wilcox, Paul

Television and Radio Broadcaster (1925)

Every Sunday afternoon, Paul Wilcox introduced polka music into living rooms in Northeast Ohio on the one hour, television show "Polka Varieties." He hosted the popular weekly show for 27 years, from 1956 to 1983. Paul, who was a distinguished flyer in the United States Air Force in the Korean War and World War II, had a broadcasting career that spanned five decades. He began on radio in 1947, and retired from radio in 1990, in Florida, where he now resides.His radio career included, the Paul Wilcox Polka Radio Show, which he hosted from 1973 to 1988 on various stations in Cleveland.
Paul and America's Polka King Frankie Yankovic teamed up as escorts on more than sixty polka tours worldwide.

November 29, 2003

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