Czech Melody Time

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On the air since the beginning of June 1995, Czech Melody Time features Texas polka, waltz and march music as represented by the music performed and recorded by various orchestras of Texas-Czech, German and Polish origin, both past and present. As such, the program focuses on both the contemporary polka circuit in Texas while simultaneously presenting a historical perspective on the important cultural and musical legacy upon which the modern scene is based. In addition, there is a "calendar" which features announcements about upcoming polka-related events (dances, church picnics and festivals featuring Texas-Czech and German music and culture in Texas, stressing events in and around central Texas). There is also a short Czech lesson, and sometimes live music in the studio, or a live interview guest. The show has been met with enthusiasm and excitement, particularly by Czechs in Austin and members of the several Czech heritage groups in Travis and Williamson counties, as well as by other people who have come to learn about this important Texas music who had previously never heard of it before.

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Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Hi-Toppers Orch

Rose Marie polka

Polkas & Waltzes

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:58 am Album | Track

Hi-Toppers Orch

Blacksmith waltz

Polkas & Waltzes

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:56 am Album | Track

Czech & Then Some

Ringing Bell waltz

Getting Better With Age

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:53 am Album | Track

Shiner Hobo Band

From Tabor to Us

Here Again

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:45 am Album | Track

Shiner Hobo Band

Once on a Sunday waltz

Here Again

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:42 am Album | Track

Jerry Haisler & the Melody Five

Painted Gate polka

Polka & Waltz Favorites

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:34 am Album | Track

Mark Halata & Texavia

Fisherman's Love waltz


Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:31 am Album | Track

The Moravians

Youth & Pleasure polka

Polka Time in Texas

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:28 am Album | Track

Texas Legacy Czech BAnd

Arise my Darling waltz

Texas Legacy Czech Band

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:14 am Album | Track

Shiner Hobo Band

No Beer Today

Here Again

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:11 am Album | Track

Red Ravens

Girlfriend waltz

Your Favorites, Our Style

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:08 am Album | Track


In a Green Grove polka

Cause for Celebration

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:04 am Album | Track

Joe Patek Orch

Shiner Song

Texas Czech Bohemian-Moravian Bands

Thu, 4/5/18 - 12:00 am Album | Track

Mark Halata & Texavia

You Are Like a Rose polka

Moon Over Moravia

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:55 am Album | Track

Gil Baca Band

Bluebonnet polka

Polkas & Waltzes by Gil Baca

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:49 am Album | Track

Oma & the Oompahs

Kornblumenblau (Blue Corn Flower waltz)

Stimmerz und Tanz

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:46 am Album | Track

Joe Patek Orch

Oaken Leaves polka

field recording

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:43 am Album | Track

Hi-Toppers Orch

Cotton-Eyed Joe

Moving with the Hi-Toppers

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:39 am Album | Track

Hi-Toppers Orch

Sweet Violets

MOving with the Hi-Toppers

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:37 am Album | Track

Litt'l Fishermen Orch

Little Edelwiess waltz

25 Years of Memories

Thu, 3/29/18 - 12:32 am Album | Track


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