A message from WPM founder, Tom Brusky:
October 10th, the Wisconsin Polka Music website will be permanently
I've decided to shut down the site for various reasons, with the main
reason being time. WPM was always run as a labor of love.
The income received from clients and advertisers always covered the
operating fees, but the administration of the site requires an
invaluable amount of time – more than I can currently afford to give.
reason is the evolution of internet trends. WPM reached its
pinnacle of popularity in the mid to late 2000's, and then began a
steady decline when social networking started to boom. Today,
more people than ever are relying on social networking for news and
information. Websites, such as WPM, are becoming less and less
third reason is that WPM could never grow, since the majority of polka
bands and business around the state never were, and still are not,
interested in having anything to do with the internet.
October 10th, you are encouraged to click on the various links provided
by WPM, and individually bookmark them [save them as "favorites"] in
your web browser.
you all for ten years of loyal patronage.