Joseph John The Polish Leprechaun

Happy St. Patrick’s Day; Tom Kutza Interviews Joseph John “The Polish Leprechaun” 1997

  • March 17, 2017
Happy St. Patrick’s Day; Tom Kutza Interviews Joseph John “The Polish Leprechaun” 1997

It was St. Patrick's Day 1997 and Tom Kutza's talk program on WISL hosted a very special guest for the holiday. His name was Joseph Shilpetski but on St. Patrick's Day he called himself Joseph John "The Polish Leprechaun" and he was live and very much in color in the WISL studios at Rock and Sunbury Streets in Shamokin. According to a 1991 article in the Allentown Morning Call, Shilpetski was born in Centralia, PA and left the area in 1952 when the last of the mines closed. He ended up moving to Lancaster County looking for work, but Centralia remained very much a part of him. In the article...

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