Our program airs on Saturday afternoons LIVE from 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST (12:00pm - 2:00pm CST).
CHAINSAW'S POLKA MADHOUSE with Jim Kucharski also airs LIVE on Sunday afternoons from 4-5pm Eastern Time over WERG 90.5FM in Erie, PA. (on the Internet at www.wergfm.comand simulcast on the Polka Jammer Network) Click here for the coverage map.
We're heard in Gonzales, TX on Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm Central Time over KCTI 1450AM. (On the Internet at www.kcti1450.com).
I also do the Polish segment on the POLKA PARADE show every 3 weeks on Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00am Central Time (11:00am-12:00pm Eastern) over WJYI 1340AM in Milwaukee, WI (on the Internet at www.joy1340.com).
Jim Kucharski, also known as "Chainsaw", is your host for this musicial odyssey. He's been in the polka business for 26 years.
He has perfomed with a number of area bands through the years, including Joe Walega, Gennie O & The Windy City Brass, Stas Golonka, The Good Times, The Ampol-Aires, Take Five, and Freeze Dried.
Jim has also filled in with a number of bands through the years, including such groups as The Downtown Sound, Lil' Richard, Polka Country Musicians, Jersey Polka Richie, Lil' Wally, John Gora & Gorale, Stephanie, The Music Company, Jimmy Kilian's Honky Chicago, Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push, & The New Brass Express. Jim has recorded on 30 albums to date, including a Christmas 45RPM recording and a DVD. He is currently the Program Director for the POLKA JAMMER NETWORK at www.polkajammernetwork.org, and is a substitute engineer for the Richie Gomulka Polka Show on WPNA 1490AM in Chicago.
He enjoys bicycling, traveling, pizza, and going out to hear live bands. Look for Jim to perform upright bass with Bill Gula's new band: The Chicago Image in the near future.