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

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  1. Sorry to of George Almasi’s passing. As the director of his “Polka Revue” show on WPGH-TV back in the mid 1970s, I remember George was always well prepared, friendly and easy to work with. The show was basically live on tape with a large studio audience who had come to dance to the Polkas. The number of people who came to be on the show and dance was just amazing as the studio floor was always filled with dancers who loved the music and loved George, too. RIP George Almasi.

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