National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Inspired by Cleveland-Style broadcast pioneers Sam Pugliano and George Mlay, Joe
Godina launched his "Polka Spotlight" radio show in 1966. Joe’s beacon has since
shone brightly over the Penn-Ohio hotbed of Cleveland-Style music with innovations
such as polkas and waltzes behind his commercials and the area’s first tours to Cleveland’s
Thanksgiving polka weekends. Collaborating with Johnny Krizancic to form the Polka
Spotlight Record Company, and later with Al Markic at Spotlight Recording Company,
Joe released albums and cassettes by many of Cleveland-Style Polkas’ finest artists.
Joe was a founding member of the Polka Radio Club support organization and, along
with long-time featured guest and associate, Father George Balasko, has produced
both Polka and Tamburitza Masses for Cable Television Network of Youngstown, Ohio.