As the 1950s wore on, Stan “Stas” Jasinski would become known as Buffalo’s Polka King with his daily programs first heard on WWOL and WXRA, and then on powerful WKBW. The platform made him known to the community at large, not just the Polish-American community.
His mix of Polish and English songs and commercials made his shows appealing to the Polish community and the community in general. Jasinski went on to own WMMJ Radio, before founding Channel 29.
Also mentioned as part of Jasinski’s team was Dan Leslie, whose real name was Dan Lesniak. As the owner of WADV-FM in the 1960s and 1970s, Lesniak provided a home for polka music on Buffalo’s FM dial.
On April 15, 1950, Jasinski started a new Polish language program on WXRA, Kenmore.