George Almasi, best known for his 50 years as “Polka King of the (Mon) Valley” passed away April 10 at the age of 82. It was in 1962 that he began pursuing an avocation as host of a Polka program on Charleroi’s WESA (940/98.3). He most recently hosted his show on various incarnations of McKeesport’s 1360 AM. Almasi’s vocation was as an electrical draftsman at Westinghouse.
(PG) h/t: Pat Cloonan