National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
The Dean of Slovenian Broadcasters, Heinie Martin Antoncic ushered an era of Cleveland-style
radio beginning in 1937 and continuing through 1975 on stations WGAR, WDOK and WXEN.
In conjunction with Cleveland Recording, Heinie Martin innovated special transcriptions
of local artists which were featured along with live performances and commercial
recordings on his immensely popular shows. Polka lovers of all nationalities listened
religiously to his "Oldest Slovenian Radio Show in America" every Sunday morning
and eagerly anticipated his Thursday evening "707 Polka Show." Deeply involved in
community service, Heinie Martin Antoncic was honored as the Federation of Slovenian
Homes’ very first "Slovenian Man of the Year" in 1962.