Tune in for an all-new episode of Let's Polka!
Get on your dancing shoes, and join WSKG TV on Saturday, March 24th at 6:30pm.
About the Band
Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) was formed in 1978 by lead accordionist the late Fred Scherz Sr. and his eight-year old son, Fritz, for whom the band was named. Sadly, Fred passed away on November 14, 2009. FPB performs an eclectic mix of musical styles, including modern polka, country, fox-trot, waltz, and more. Fritz's Polka Band is not an oompa pa band or the stereotypical "polka" band. In fact, FPB is known for breaking the stereotype regarding polka music!
Fritz's Polka Band has made 17 recordings which have achieved international airplay. Individuals of the band, and the band itself, have received some prestigious honors. As a group, FPB has performed on stage with "Canada's Polka King" Walter Ostanek (Grammy winner), "America's Polka King" the late Frank Yankovic (Grammy winner), LynnMarie Rink (Grammy nominee), and Glen Burtnik. Individually, Fritz has performed on-stage with Steve Augeri (former lead singer of Journey). In 2011, FPB had two different songs appear in episodes of the hit cable TV show Breaking Bad, which airs on AMC. On October 7, 2010, FPB was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame.
Let's Polka! is WSKG's locally produced polka program, airing Saturday nights @ 6:30pm on WSKG TV. Hosted by local polka celebrity and the radio polka king himself, Bill Flynn, this program features the best polka bands and music in the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania.