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05/15/13:
Hello Gang,

 
www.worldwidepolkas.net.tc is no longer working!
Now there is a new URL redirect with only one letter different.

10/01/11:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
I have to regret there will not be any live shows
for some time to come.
 
Due to being in a financial hardship
at this current time;
I no longer have internet access
to do my programs.
 
I will still be accepting band CD's for my programs!
Once the financial hardship is over,
I WILL RESUME MY PROGRAM
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !
 
I'm very sorry for this long term hiatus
from something I really enjoy providing
to my listeners.
 
Please keep an eye on this

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07/19/11:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There's currently many computer issues
that need to resolved.
Sorry that there will not be any LIVE SHOWS
for a while.
 
 
I had gotten a new Toshiba Notebook,
hoping to start airing shows again.
I'm unable to play the music strait to the internet.
 
What's happening is the built in mic by the web cam
works fine, but the audio from WinAmp is not making it to the internet for some reason.
 
Please check back from time to time
on the status on when things will get resolved
and back to live shows again!
 
Sorry for the inconvenience.

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09/05/10:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a LIVE SHOW this night.
 
I will be on a fishing trip.
 
Please tune into next week's show
on September 12th! 
 

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08/15/10:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a LIVE SHOW this night.
 
I will be playing live music at
at Silver Lake Resort in
Lake Park IA 1-5pm.
 
Please tune into next week's show
on August 22nd! 
 

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07/25/10:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a LIVE SHOW this night.
 
I will be at Pulaski Polka Days in Wisconsin
Please tune into next week's show
on August 1st! 
 

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07/04/10:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a LIVE SHOW this night.
 
I will be playing live music at
a private party.
 
Please tune into next week's show
on July 11th! 
 

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05/02/10:
Hello Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
Due to issues with my transmitting computer,
there will not be any show tonight.
Unless I can resolve the issues that are happening.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
 
I still have the chatroom open for you to chat in.
Click here to join the chatroom: Worldwidepolkas
 
If you use mIRC or Chatzilla,
use these commands to join us.
/server irc.starchat.net
/join #worldwidepolkas
 

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04/25/10:
Hello Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
Due to issues with Ustream,
there will not be any video stream tonight.
At this time,  it's unknown as to when
things will be back to normal.
 
Please give Windows Media Player or WinAmp a try.
To get high quality audio.
Just open your program and at the top of that window,
you should see "File", click on that and
then click on "Open URL".
 
Enter this: mms://64.201.219.36/live
 
 
I still have a chatroom for you to chat in
with me during my shows.
Click here to join me during my shows.
 
If you use mIRC or Chatzilla,
use these commands to join us.
/server irc.starchat.net
/join #worldwidepolkas

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03/14/10:
Hello Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
Due to an outage of the server, has caused
a disruption of airing our show to you.
 
Hardwired Radio's website is still down at present time.
Notanee who is in charge of Hardwired Radio,
will try to resolve the issues as soon as possible.
 
At this time,
 it's unknown as to when the restore time will be.
 
You can still find us doing a video stream here:
To see World Wide Polkas Live Streaming Video,
 
 
 I have a chatroom for you to chat
with me during my shows.
Click here to join me during my shows.
 
If you use mIRC or Chatzilla,
use these commands to join us.
/server irc.starchat.net
/join #worldwidepolkas

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01/06/10
Sad News to Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
It is with great sadness to announce that
Stas Bulanda, leader of the Old School Revue
and former leader of the Average Polka Band and
Dyno Chicago, passed away this morning after
suffering a heart attack. He was 57 years old.
 
 Visitation will be on Sunday, January 10th
from 2-9pm CST at the Ridge Funeral Home,
6620 W. Archer Ave in Chicago, IL.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday,
January 11th at 10:00am CST
at St. Daniel the Prophet Church,
Corner of 54th Street and Nashville Ave in Chicago, IL.
 
Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL.
For more information, contact the Ridge Funeral Home
at (773) -586-7300.

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07/26/09:
Hello Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
Due to an issuse with the external Hard Drive... (Where
all the music is stored for doing the show from.),
is for some reason, unable to be accessed for use.
 
At this time, it's unknown as to when it will be restored. 
 
I will be monitoring the chatroom and hopefully
things will be restored in a timely manner.
When things are back up and running,
I will try to be on the air as soon as possible.
 

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07/19/09:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a LIVE SHOW this night.
 
I will be playing drums & music at
George's Musician's Concertina Party.
It's on the July 19th, 2009 from 2 - 10pm
at the Melrose American Legion Club.
If your in the neighborhood, please stop on by!

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04/26/09:
Hello Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
Currently the transmitting computer is in process
of installing the Windows Sevice Pack 3.
I will start the show up as soon as possible.
I hope this process will not take too long.
 
I will be monitoring the chatroom and hopefully
things will be up and running soon.
 
You can find the video stream here:
To see World Wide Polkas Live Streaming Video,
 
 
 I have a chatroom for you to chat with me during my shows.
I created one just for my show, #worldwidepolkas.
It's under www.Starchat.net
 
If you use mIRC or Chatzilla, use these commands to join us.
/server irc.starchat.net & /join #worldwidepolkas

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04/05/09:
Hello Polka Fans
Of World Wide Polkas....
 
Due to a power outage where the server is located.
And has caused a disruption as of  04-01-09.
Power has been restored.
 
The contents of Hardwired Radio's
website is still down at present time.
Notanee who is in charge of Hardwired Radio,
will try to resolve the issues this evening.
At this time, it's unknown as to the restore time. 
 
I will be monitoring the chatroom and hopefully
things will be restored in a timely manner.
When things are back up and running,
I will try to be on the air as soon as possible.
 
You can still find us doing a video stream here:
To see World Wide Polkas Live Streaming Video,
 
 
 I have a chatroom for you to chat
with me during my shows.
I created one just for my show,
#worldwidepolkas.
It's under www.Starchat.net
 
If you use mIRC or Chatzilla,
use these commands to join us.
/server irc.starchat.net
/join #worldwidepolkas

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10/09/08:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
 
NEW UPDATE:
 
 Now Hardwired Radio has a new chatroom
for you to chat with me during my shows.
#turboshout is no longer!
 
As of today... #hardwired is now the
new appropriate chatroom to use. 
 
I still created one just for my show too,
 
Both are under www.StarChat.net
 
/server irc.starchat.net
/join #worldwidepolkas
/join #hardwired

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09/21/08:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a LIVE SHOW this night.
 
I will be playing music at
George's Musician's Fun Festival.
It's on the September 21st, 2008 from 1 - 10pm
at the Melrose VFW Club.
If your in the neighborhood, please stop on by!

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07/27/08:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a live show this night.
I will be rebroadcasting starting at noon today
 with 7/13/08 & 07/06/08,
from the previous two week's shows.
 
I will be playing music at the
Big Joe Pollka Show with the MN Concertina Club.
It's on the July 27th, 2008 from 5:50pm- 6:50pm
at the Medina, MN.
If your in the neighborhood, please stop on by!

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07/06/08:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
World Wide Polkas will start at 7pm tonight.
Due to the Server being down.
Only access to the show will be on
Ustream video and audio.
 
 
 
 World Wide Polkas can still be heard on
my website by clicking here.
 
 or by clicking here.
 

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03/30/08:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
There will not be a live show this night.
I will be rebroadcasting 3/23/08 & 3/16/08,
from the previous two week's shows.
 
I will be playing music at the
35th Annual Musicians Fun Festival.
It's on the Feb. 18th, 2007 from 1pm- 10pm
at the Melrose, MN VFW.
 
If your in the neighborhood, please stop on by.
It's open to the public!

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02/22/08:
Hello Polka Fans....
 
Now available again!
All W.W.P. shows are now available
for your listening Pleasure!
 
Just click on "Show Archives"
in the left hand column.
Scroll down the page to the year
and the date of your choice.
 
 
 You can also listen to World Wide Polkas
live on Sunday nights with your
Windows Media Player.
Just by opening an URL with
mms://64.201.219.36/live
to tune into the show.
 
Open your Windows Media Player 9 or later.
Then click on File then click on "Open URL".
Copy and paste this in the URL box.
And that's all there is to it.
 
I'm looking forward to seeing you in the
Hardwired Radio Chatroom!

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Ralph R. Gagnon
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1930 - 2008

02/03/08:
On a sad note,
my Father Ralph R. Gagnon had
passed away today at 8:38am
due to bladder cancer.
 
Gagnon, Ralph R. age 77, of Crystal,
formerly of Waverly, MN.
Preceded in death by first wife, Jeannette Gagnon
and brother, Bob Gagnon.
Survived by wife, Lorraine; daughter, Mary Gilbert;
son, Thomas Gagnon; 4 grandchildren; brother,
John Gagnon; sister, Lorraine Warzeha;
8 stepchildren; stepsisters, Loretta Johnson & Myrtle
Kronquist; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. Chapel Mass
Thursday, 11 AM, with visitation Wed., 4-8 PM,
and 1 hour prior to service at:
Washburn-McReavy Glen Haven Chapel
763-533-8643
5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

   Here's a link to the Startribune Obituaries guest book which was posted on 02-05-2008.

http://www.legacy.com/startribune/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=102700966

I have uploaded pics of my father when he was
young and some others.

Thanks to all for your sympathies and condolences.
Sincerely, Thomas Gagnon 

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