National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Eddie Bucar has made a lasting contribution to the Cleveland-Style polka scene as
a radio host for more than three decades on WELW 1330AM in Willoughby, Ohio. Beginning
in 1968, he hosted the daily Supper Hour Polka Show, started the Sunday Morning International
Polka Show, and the Croation Show - all still on the air and produced by his musician
sons, Denny and Dale.
As a musician, Eddie performed on the upright bass in Cleveland orchestras for more
than forty years. He appeared with Polka Hall of Fame legends, such as Richie Vadnal,
Johnny Vadnal, Johnny Pecon and America´s Polka King Frankie Yankovic. He was a member
of bands led by Ray Champa, Frank Urankar, Joe Luzar, Stan Blout and George Staiduhar.
For his years on-air excellence, Eddie was inducted into the National Broadcasters
Hall of Fame in 1994. He was an annual award recipient for Support and Promotion
from the Polka Hall of Fame and was crowned Musician of the Year by the Penn-Ohio
Polka Pals and the Collinwood Slovenian Home. He also received honors from the Croation-American
community in 1982. Eddie was generous with his time and talent and performed for
many fund-raisers. Eddie was added to the Polka Hall of Fame Trustees Honor Roll
Polka fans will remember Eddie as "The Silver Fox" for his friendly, professional
demeanor both on the bandstand and the airwaves.