Friday, January 2, 2015

Polish Melodies Reaches Landmark

Jerry Dougherty's Connecticut
Ed Henry celebrates another milestone in his long radio career.  The Middletown resident began broadcasting his "Polish Melodies Show" in January 1950 on WCNX-AM1150 and continues to do so every Sunday at 10 a.m. on WMRD-AM1150 (simulcast on the CT shoreline on WLIS-1420AM but, even better, available online at

Over the decades, Mr. Henry, who turns 88 in March, has rarely missed a show (his tagline is "I can't wait for Sunday!") - even when he's feeling poorly, a raucous polka acts like chicken soup making his voice get a lot stronger.  Reading birthday announcements or celebrating anniversaries of longtime listeners is always part of the hour as are reminders of the Polish heritage that Ed and his wife enjoy so much.

If you tune in this Sunday, you'll hear lots of people calling in or stopping by the River Road radio building, all to honor the joy, the silliness, the music and the positive message that Ed Henry has brought to listeners young and old for 65 years.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Ed Henry! How come no posted comments since 09 Dec 2014?

Anonymous said...

That's quite an accomplishment. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I've been alive for 63 years and he's been on the radio for longer than that. Congratulations, Ed. Uh, ditto on the no comments in almost a month???