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Providing your connection to Kenosha, Wisconsin, our hometown! Each episode your hosts, Donny and Jason, sit down for an exclusive Q&A with a fellow Kenoshan. Some might be well-know, some might be strangers, but they are all our neighbors in this little big city. Find us online at ktownconnects.com and look for us on Facebook and Instagram!

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    w/Carl the Turkey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 7:23

    Today we sit down with Carl the Turkey - Kenosha's hottest new celebrity!Don't know Carl?Click here to learn more!Happy Thanksgiving!

    w/Matt Glaman-Bluehorn Digital

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 54:54

    As they have been a longtime sponsor of Ktown Connects, you have probably been hearing about the advantageous drupal and e-commerce consulting solutions that Bluehorn Digital can provide to your local business. But if you are anything like Donny and Jason, you might have some questions. On today's episode of Ktown Connects, we are joined by Matt Glaman of Bluehorn Digital. Click here to visit Bluehorn DigitalThis episode was recorded on Monday, November 1st at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lulu Birds, 720 58th St.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan RoadEquinox Botanical Boutique, 5901 Sixth Ave-AGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Mark Wistar-House of Nutrition

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 61:02

    The House of Nutrition has been keeping Kenosha healthy for generations. In 2014, longtime customer Mark Wistar decided to take the jump and purchase the business. Eight years later and House of Nutrition and Wellness, 5824 Sixth Ave., is now more popular than ever. We sit down and talk to Mark about his early days in Kenosha and how he got involved in this business.Click here to visit the House of Nutrition and Wellness websiteThis episode was recorded on Monday, October 25th at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lulu Birds, 720 58th St.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Dave Strash - Chamber of Commerce

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 56:41

    Earlier this year, lifelong Kenoshan David Strash took over as the new president and CEO of the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce. What is the Chamber of Commerce and what does Dave do in his new position? Those questions and more are answered in today's episode of Ktown Connects!Click here to visit the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce website!This episode was recorded on Monday, October 25th at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveWink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan RoadUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Paul & Jen-Ashling on the Lough

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 61:51

    On today's episode of Ktown Connects, we talk with Paul Ward and Jenifer Fleming of Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St. Ashling on the Lough provides classic Irish food, delicious beers and cocktails, and, according to Donny, the best Bloody Marys and cheese curds around! Visit their website here for more!And be sure to like them on Facebook here!This episode was recorded on Monday, October 11th at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Lulu Birds, 720 58th St.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Rhonda & Erica-Twisted Cuisine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 52:53

    Back in 2006, Rhonda Bell took a leap of faith and opened her own restaurant, Twisted Cuisine, 7546 Sheridan Road. After a few solid years, she really found success when she hired on Chef Erica Buskirk to the team and the rest is history! For almost 16 years, Twisted Cuisine has been offering up fine dining in a causal atmosphere… with a Twist!Enjoy this episode as we talk to Rhonda about growing up in Kenosha, what makes Twisted Cuisine stand above the rest, Erica's recent experience on the Food Network, and much more!Twisted Cuisine is open:Tuesday – Thursdays 4pm – 8pmFriday and Saturdays 4pm – 9pmWalk-ins are welcome, but reservations can be made by calling 262-564-0220.Find their complete menu and more info at twistedcuisine.comAnd be sure to follow them on Facebook for all the latest updates!This episode was recorded on Monday, October 11th at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more! 

    w/Tom & Monica - LaMacchia Travel

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:48

    With the ability to book a flight in the palm of your hand, what does a 21st century world need with a travel agency? Tom and Monica Karnes of LaMacchia Travel deliver much more than just competitive prices and their charming personalities. We dig deep with Tom and Monica, about growing up in Kenosha, becoming third-generation owners of an iconic Kenosha business, and so much more. LaMacchia Travel is located at 618 55th Street in beautiful downtown Kenosha – 262-656-8300.For all your travel needs, visit their website HERE! Do you want even more from Tom??? Find his podcast Two Toms Talkin' Travel on your favorite podcast player or click here!This episode was recorded at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan RoadUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more! 

    w/Jill Zgorezelski

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 63:43

    Today we connect we artist, singer, model, dancer, TV host, make-up master, and all-around wonderful person Jill Zgorzelski! Like and follow Jill's art page here!Like her band The Cats Meow here!Find Women in Motion's FB page here!Follow Deadgar's Coffin Classics on YouTubeThis episode was recorded on Saturday, September 20th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Bluehorn DigitalUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. CarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Dr. Dale Destruction

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 59:29

    Kenosha is a better place with someone like Dr. Dale Destruction around to keep us entertained, especially during this spooky time of the year! We sit down and talk to Dr. D about his life growing up in Kenosha, his experiences in the Keno-Core punk rock scene, how he got involved with Jerry Smith's Pumpkin Farm, the birth of his TV show Crimson Theater, his artwork, his music, and so much more!This Halloween season stop out and see his spooky Haunted Manor at Jerry Smith's, Monday – Friday 4-8, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11-8.His show Crimson Theater – still airs on Spectrum Channel 14, over the air on 59.3 and on the Kenosha Community Media website and Roku app. Find clips of the show on YouTube here!This episode was recorded on Monday, September 13th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th AvenueBig thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Equinox Botanical Boutique, 5901 Sixth Ave-ADown Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Bluehorn DigitalUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. CarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Marc Riutta-Handlebars and Bars

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 62:06

    In 2007, Marc Riutta and his friends started a little bicycle pub crawl throughout Kenosha called Handlebars and Bars, that fall, they did it again, this time dressed as zombies and calling it The Ride of the Living Dead. The crowd for the latter grew to levels no local tavern could handle so in 2017, Riutta called it quits on the “zombie ride” – until now.On Saturday, October 2nd, zombies return to the streets of Kenosha for the Return of the Ride of the Living Dead!Like the Handlebars and Bars/Ride of the Living Dead Facebook page here!And here is the event page for the upcoming Return of the Ride of the Living Dead!This episode was recorded on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at The Squirrel's Nest (Marc's garage bar)Big thanks to our sponsors:Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave. Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod. Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason HedmanGet additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!

    w/Katy Wallner-Hot Mess Studios

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 61:27

    We had a great time connecting with the charming Katy Wallner. From discovering her roots, to her service in the US Army, to her founding the Creatives 4 Community group and finally, Hot Mess Studios – Hot Mess is a new studio in Downtown Kenosha where the guests can throw paint at a canvas and create their own masterpiece! It is perfect for a corporate event, a family activity, or a special date night! Like and follow Hot Mess Studio here for more information!And check out Katy's other venture – Creatives 4 Community.netThis episode was recorded on Monday, August 16th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Equinox Botanical Boutique, 5901 Sixth Ave-AUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Tavern League of Kenosha

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 66:22

    This week, we sit down with a few members of the City of Kenosha branch of the Tavern League of Wisconsin. We talk to Kenosha Tavern League President Art DeBaere. Art is also the owner of Champions Sports Bar, 719 50th Street.Follow Champions on Facebook here.We talk to Art about coming to Kenosha and opening his own bar, and then Sara Lucci, Secretary of the City of Kenosha Tavern League, and co-owner of Lucci's Grandview, 6929 39th Ave, joins the discussion for everything you always wanted to know about the Tavern League, how it works, and what it does. Be sure to follow the Kenosha City Tavern League of Wisconsin on Facebook for a direct feed of what is happening with the new and improved Tavern League – because it's a whole new BAR game!This episode was recorded on Monday, August 16th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Lulu Birds, 720 58th St.Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Rey and Joe-Kenosha Beauty Supply-Hit Your Potential Fitness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 66:41

    One of Kenosha's hottest power couples – Renesha “Rey” Johnson-Langston and Joe Langston are the owners of Kenosha Beauty Supply, 5829 Sixth Ave, and Hit Your Potential Boxing and Fitness, 7709 Sheridan Road. We sit down and talk to them about how they got together as teens and their journey which brought them back to Kenosha.Like Kenosha Beauty Supply on Facebook here!Find out more about Hit Your Potential here!This episode was recorded on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan RoadUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Laura Spair-The Fresh Bar

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 60:40

    Growing up in Kenosha, Laura Spair never imagined herself working in the food industry, much less owning her own food business… Laura always imagined herself to be teacher. Well, now she can do both! Today on Ktown Connects, we talk with the owner of The Fresh Bar – Laura Spair. The Fresh Bar is located at the corner of 55th Stree and Fifth Avenue and is operating through the end of September every Friday 7am – Saturdays and Sundays 8am -1pmLike The Fresh Bar on Facebook for all the latest updates.Contact laura@gofreshbar.comThis episode was recorded on Monday, August 2nd, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. CarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Bluehorn DigitalFaded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more! Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman  

    w/Scott and Johnna - CarBox

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 60:47

    Who would have thought that talking cars could be so much fun?We sit down with CarBox owner Scott Dooley and marketing manager Johnna McArdle to talk about why they came to Kenosha and what make CarBox the best auto dealership in Kenosha!CarBox is located at 1750 22nd Avenue and open six days a week – Monday – Saturday!Like CarBox on Facebook HERE!Subscribe to the CarBox YouTube channel HERE!For your essential guide to everything fun to do in our hometown – bookmark Visit Kenosha here!This episode was recorded on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Although we have removed any harsh swear words from this conversation, the subject matter itself gets a little PG-13, particularly during the trivia section at the end of the episode, you have been warned. Here is a link to David Dobrik's YouTube channel, one of Scott's big inspirations.Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Equinox Botanical Boutique, 5901 Sixth Ave-ABluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod. Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Laura Tyunaitis-Visit Kenosha

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 58:06

    Enjoy this week's conversation with Laura Tyunaitis of Visit Kenosha.For your essential guide to everything fun to do in our hometown – bookmark Visit Kenosha here!This episode was recorded on  Monday, July 19th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StDown Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lulu Birds, 720 58th St.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Donoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 67:44

    This week we get to sit down with 4/5 of one of our favorite local bands – Donoma! Find more information about the band on the website here!Listen to their latest album American Rust on Spotify here!Here is video footage of Donoma performing Rustbelt Tragedy in our Ktown Connects studio!They stuck around and did another song from their new album – Maria – click here!This episode was recorded on  Monday, July 5th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:Lucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StDown Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan RoadCaptain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Baron Leaf Olsen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 55:28

    From the teenager on the skim board running out to the beach, to your favorite male bartender at Scotty's tavern, to the current man on the scooter with his own candle company, BLOW CO. Candles – we sit down and get personal with Baron Leaf Olsen.Visit the Blow Co Candle website here!Like the Blow Co Candles Facebook page here!This episode was recorded on  Monday, July 5th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.Big thanks to our sponsors:CarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StDown Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get additional episodes early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Hillard Wozniel - Hills Hotrod Hideout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 58:04


    “I've Been Everywhere” is a song by Johnny Cash that you might hear on your next visit to Hill's Hotrod Hideout, 4327 17th Ave. But the song can also be the unofficial theme for our guest, Hill Wozniel. We sit down and get Hill's interesting story of the many paths he took which led him to own the coolest rockabilly joint in town! Be sure to like Hill's Hotrod Hideout here!This episode was recorded on  June 21st, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StDown Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Equinox Botanical Boutique, 5901 Sixth Ave-AUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get this episode early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman


    w/Riki Tagliapietra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 64:33

    From his early beginnings of racing around in grocery carts doing wheelies in the old Piggly Wiggly to keeping the neighborhood kids from climbing on his fire truck/pizza kitchen and everything in between we talk with Kenosha's own Riki Tagliapietra. Currently Riki is the president of Downtown Kenosha, Inc., click here to learn more.He is also a contributor to Kenosha.com – read his latest hereAnd he is the owner and operator of Cut Stone Foods – which sells some of the best pizza around out of a converted fire truck! Click here for a better look!This episode was recorded on  June 21st, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Bluehorn DigitalCarBox, 1750 22nd AveLucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd StDown Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Lulu Birds, 720 58th St.Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get this episode early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Rob Greskoviak-Villa D'Carlo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 49:44

    At the age of 12, Rob Greskoviak came to Kenosha with his mother and her new husband, a man who owned a local pizzeria in town. That man was Carl Ruffalo, and he started his Villa D'Carlo home of Carl's Pizza back in 1957, originally in the Columbus Park neighborhood, before moving to its Sixth Avenue location in 1962. Rob grew up in the business and talks all about pizza, his side-gig in real estate, and how to get along with other in Downtown Kenosha. Be sure to follow Villa D'Carlo on Facebook here.And find more information on their website here. This episode was recorded on  June 7th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get this episode early and ad-free, along with bonus material with this week's guest and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Lou Rugani - AM1050 WLIP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 58:05

    Although many might know him from his work in the Sauerkraut Five, Lou Rugani has been the distinctive voice of AM1050 WLIP for 29 years. You can hear his show Remembering Kenosha weekdays from 3-5pm on your radio dial or streaming at wlip.com – and on the same network Sunday morning with Music With The Stars from 7-11am. This episode was recorded on June 7th, 2021 at Luigi's Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue.  Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike's, 5118 Sixth Ave.Kaiser's Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Lucci's Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair Products Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod. Get this episode early and ad-free, along with over lots of bonus material with our guest, and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more! Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Aimee & Danny Crucianelli - Fusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 60:16

    In the middle of a pandemic, Aimee and Danny Crucianelli took over as operators of Fusion – a performing arts venue located at 5014 Seventh Ave. They have had their fair share of struggles, but they have fought on and the future is looking bright!Follow Fusion on Facebook for the latest updates!This might be their main gig right now, but Aimee and Danny are one of the busiest couples in town. In addition to their day jobs, the couple are 2/5 of the rock band Dropping Daisies – an act who performs the theme song to your favorite podcast! Like Dropping Daisies on Facebook here!For your musical instrument needs, stop in and see Danny at Music Go Round, 5708 75th Street. Looking for a realtor? Call Aimee of EXP Realty at 262-577-4110.And for your cleaning needs, contact Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingThis episode was recorded on  May 24th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get this episode early and ad-free, along with over twenty minutes of bonus material, and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Sarai Gilmore-Salon on Sixth

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 51:14

    This week, we style it up with Sarai Gilmore, longtime hairstylist in Kenosha and owner of Salon on Sixth, an Aveda concept salon, 5040 Sixth Ave. For more contact info, like them on Facebook here.This episode was recorded on  May 24th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Blue Collar Tavern, 2627 63rd StUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod. Get this episode early and ad-free, along with over twenty minutes of bonus material with Sarai, and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more! Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    The Music Trivia Showdown!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 22:03

    We did something a bit different this week, we brought back two of our past guests for a game of music trivia!We welcome Sarah Kovach of Wink Beauty Boutiqueand Jake "The Weather Guy" Hoeyclick here to find out how you can become a PATREON supporter and get all the great bonus stuff!

    w/Andy Berg

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 58:20

    Andy Berg is a local politician, social justice activist, community volunteer, and veteran. He is the man behind The Garden of Eatin’ – a local community service project which has been providing food for the local food pantries for the past 8 years.Visit the Garden of Eatin’ website here for more information!Andy has also gone to the extremes lately to get his voice heard on social and political issues he finds important. Click here for more about his food drive this last January.Click here for more about his recent 22-day political fast. Oh, and by the way, he is also the Kenosha County Supervisor for the 10th District, follow him on Facebook here!This episode was recorded on  April 26th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Get this episode early and ad-free, along with over a half hour of extra talk with Andy Berg, and more great exclusive material by becoming a patreon supporter! Click here for more!Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/John Collins-Elder Statesman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 60:48

    Growing up in the Columbus Park neighborhood gave John Collins a rich appreciation for his hometown. Today we talk to John about his life and the many avenues his life has taken including paperboy, Wilson Elementary School teacher, and the tribulations he took on as the Kenosha County Executive in the mid-80s when over 5,000 Kenosha workers at the AMC plant had concerns about the future of their careers. But John hasn’t stopped… since “retirement” he remains active as a member of several local boards, including The History Center, The Shalom Center, and HarborMarket, and a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and he even writes a little bit for kenosha.com.  Enjoy this great conversation we had with John and what connects him to Kenosha.This episode was recorded on  April 26th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Andrea & Gary-Kenosha HarborMarket

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 60:56

    On Saturday, May 8th the Kenosha HarborMarket kicks off it’s 18th season located at it’s regular summer location at 56th Street and 2nd Avenue, just feet away from the beautiful Kenosha harbor! Last year, Andrea Forgianni came on as the new executive director of the Market and she is joined by new board member Gary Schneeberger in our studio to talk about what to expect this summer at “Kenosha’s Original Market.”Find more info on their website by clicking here!Like them on Facebook here!This episode was recorded on  April 12th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Blue Collar Tavern, 2627 63rd StCaptain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Shay 'Mr. Keno$ha' Majors

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 59:05

    2020 was hard on the world, but it seems Kenosha got an additional kick in the ‘you know what’ last year. Many people dwell on the negative in the world – but not Shay “Mr Keno$ha” Majors – Shay has created his own brand which combines his humanitarian work with his activism in an attempt to capture a positive spin on our community. But, that isn’t all – he is active in attempting to create a conversation among Kenosha to help combat missing children and justice for all. We have a great chat with Shay about how and why he decided to step away from being a keyboard warrior and step into the spotlight.Be sure to like his Facebook page by clicking here!Find Shay on YouTube here!Follow him on Twitter here!And don’t forget him on Instagram too!This episode was recorded on  April 12th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman#OperationCadillac#BringTheKidsHome#MakeKenoshaSmileAgain#Make2021Smile#JusticeForAll

    w/Kevin Glowicki - Never Stop Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 91:06

    In the spirit of journalistic integrity, this episode is being posted completely raw and unedited, it contains adult language.On this special episode of Ktown Connects we sit down and talk with Kevin Glowicki of  Never Stop Media.  With his media company, Glowicki has been exploring a theory of a fourth shooting victim on the night of the Kyle Rittenhouse incident in Kenosha.  Never Stop Media has recently made the news after the Kenosha Police Department called his investigation “factually inaccurate and suggestive.”We know that our government as a whole is not known for a rich history of truth-telling, so we sat down with Kevin to hear him out and he raises some interesting questions as he seeks the to find the truth.We are not condoning nor condemning either Mr. Glowicki or the Kenosha Police Department, we are simply giving him a platform to provide the facts that he has gathered and listen to the questions he has.Visit the Never Stop Media website hereLike Never Stop Media on Facebook hereSubscribe to the Never Stop Media YouTube channel here.This episode was recorded on  April 19th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Jim Spata & Amy Rivera - Valeo's Pizza

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 50:50

    In 1973, Jim Spata (along with his wife Lyla) came to Kenosha to look at a promising pizzeria that was on the market. Shortly after, Jim knew that his life in Chicago was now over as his family started a new life in Kenosha as the new owners of Valeo’s Pizza, 5021 30th Avenue! Forty-eight years later, the Valeo family might be long absent from the business, but the high quality food and excellent customer service started by Sal Valeo and carried on by Jim and, in 2013, his son Eric and his wife Christal. Jim joins us in the studio to talk about how he carried on the Valeo’s name and is joined by restaurant manager Amy Rivera. Visit the website here and place your order for your next delicious meal!This episode was recorded on  March 29th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    w/Alder.Anthony Kennedy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 80:43

    Since 2008, Anthony Kennedy has served as the 10th District Alderperson for the City of Kenosha – but he is 1st with Ktown Connects!Anthony is quite the character and is not your typical politician! On this week’s episode, we dig in deep with Anthony and talk about his recent involvement with former and current alders, and some of the controversial issues he has been involved in. We had a great time talking with him and we hope you enjoy this episode!Learn more about Anthony here!This episode was recorded on  March 29th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comTheme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman 

    w/Joshua Ferguson

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 63:36

    For the rest of us, we have 24 hours in the day, but for Joshua Ferguson, he must have a few extra – that’s the only way we can figure Josh can do all the amazing things he does. On top of working a full-time job, Joshua is also a local business owner, active in several community groups, a musician (Yungrisky), a writer, and he still manages to be an amazing family man to his wife, Charrie and their four kids! How does he do it all? We sit down with Joshua Ferguson, owner of PlaySpace and the up-and-coming Ivory boutique store to try to find out how he does it all! Like PlaySpace Kenosha on Facebook here!Here’s more info on their new boutique shop – Ivory!Visit the Walkin’ in My Shoes website to see how you can help our community here!This episode was recorded on  March 22nd, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Blue Collar Tavern, 2627 63rd StUnion Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comYour hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Cheryl & Gary-The Pine Blossom

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 59:21

    Cheryl and Gary Farrand are soon celebrating four years in Downtown Kenosha with The Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A, a charming shop filled with great gift ideas for someone special – or just as a treat for yourself. Stop in and see their treasures. They are currently open Thursdays – Sundays!Visit their Facebook page here!Check out Gary’s great artwork here!This episode was recorded on  March 15st, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comYour hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Beth Dary-Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 62:20

    As a young petunia-picker, Beth Dary was frequently told by her mother that “idle hands were the devil’s work.” After years of creating her own art and being one of the originators at the Kenosha HarborMarket, Beth is now the executive director of the Lemon Street Gallery and ArtSpace, 4601 Sheridan Road.Stop on by Lemon Street to see the best of local art! They are currently open Friday and Saturday from 11-5 and Sundays from 11-4Visit their website here for more!This episode was recorded on  March 15st, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St.Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.comYour hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Uncle Scotty and Elmo-Kenosha Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 59:39

    For almost 25 years, Scott Barter has been the host of Kenosha Today – a local talk show which has been featured on Kenosha’s public access TV channel, AM1050 WLIP, and is now streaming live on YouTube with replays being aired on channel 14. Two-time mayoral candidate Scott Barter and German singer Steve “Elmo” Schneider join the show today to talk about growing up in Kenosha and becoming an essential piece of alternative local media.Visit their website here!Visit their YouTube channel!This episode was recorded on March 1st, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Blue Collar Tavern, 2627 63rd StCaptain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair Products Get your Ktown Connects merchandise courtesy of The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com -Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Brett Bjorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 55:47

    As a second-generation owner of a downtown business with a long eccentric reputation, Brett Bjorn of Bjorn’s Fine Clothing, 5614 Sixth Ave., has taken the sales of men’s clothing into the 21st century! Brett talks about growing up in Kenosha as the son of Mike Bjorn, and taking over the family business.Visit their website here!This episode was recorded on February 15th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise courtesy of The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Manny Ramirez - Mr. Wings

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 60:11

    Last year, as the pandemic was just starting, Manny Ramirez was laid-off from his job. So, what others would take as a down turn in life, Manny saw as an opportunity. With a successful marketing campaign and a delicious product to back it up – Mr. Wings was launched and ended up being voted the best wings in Kenosha in 2020 – the first year in business for Manny!Be sure to follow Mr. Wings on Facebook to see where he will Pop Up next!Mr. Wings Facebookor visit his website hereThis episode was recorded on February 15th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. -Big thanks to our sponsors:Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave.Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & OrganizingWashed Out Hair ProductsGet your Ktown Connects merchandise courtesy of The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Dana & Terry - DownTown'r Saloon & Kaiser's

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 50:43

    In 2017, Dana and Terry Nelson took over as the proud new owners of Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub in Downtown Kenosha. Then just last year, they opened up their new bar & grill – The DownTown’r Saloon. They are also the owners of the uptown shot-and-a-beer dive bar The Blue Collar Tavern. We sit down with this Kenosha power couple and get their story, why they came to Kenosha, how they met, and so much more!This episode was recorded on February 8th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave. Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub of Kenosha, 510 57th St.Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave. Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A Coming Up Roses Cleaning & Organizing Washed Out Hair Products Get your Ktown Connects merchandise courtesy of The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.comFind us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    w/Matt Geary of Public Craft Brewing Co

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 64:52

    Matt Geary came to Kenosha many years ago as just another one of those annoying college kids… but he fell in love with the town and hasn’t left. Today he is the owner of Public Craft Brewing Company – a superb craft beer and food destination in Downtown Kenosha. We talk to Matt about how he got involved in craft beer and all about his new location!This episode was recorded on February 8th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors:Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave. - Bluhorn Digital - Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St - Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. - Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave. -Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A - Coming Up Roses Cleaning & Organizing - Washed Out Hair Products - Get your Ktown Connects merchandise courtesy of The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com -Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 28: w/Mayor John Antaramian

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 52:28

    Today we get to know more than Mayor Antaramian. We get to meet John the Cowboy. We get to meet John the Gold miner. We get to meet John the college kid. Kicking off our second season we sit down with Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian. We are aware that the sound level on Jason’s mic is a little loud in the beginning, this does clear up pretty quickly. Apologies. -- This episode was recorded on January 11th, 2021 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors: Captain Mike’s, 5118 Sixth Ave. - Bluhorn Digital - Down Town R Saloon, 707 56th St - Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. - Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave. - Pine Blossom, 5925 Sixth Ave-A - Coming Up Roses Cleaning & Organizing - Washed Out Hair Products - Get your Ktown Connects merchandise courtesy of The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 27: w/Donovan Scherer-Studio Moonfall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 45:28

    At Studio Moonfall, located at 5031 Seventh Avenue, Donovan Scherer’s house of art and stories creates illustrated novels taking readers of all-ages on adventures into worlds of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. More recently, you may know him as the artist behind the Color of Kenosha coloring books featuring everyone who is anyone in our city! Visit these links to see more about Donovan and his creations: www.studiomoonfall.com www.colorofkenosha.com www.patreon.com/donovanscherer This episode was recorded on December 7th, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors: Bluhorn Digital, https://bluehorn.digital/ - Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road.- Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 26: w/Sam Jacquest-Blue House Books

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 52:43

    Samantha Jacquest took her love of books and made a career as the owner of Kenosha’s independent bookstore, Blue House Books, located in Downtown Kenosha at 5615 Seventh Avenue. Stop on down at Blue House Books where Sam will be happy to recommend something for you, or place a special order! This episode was recorded on November 30th, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors: Bluhorn Digital, https://bluehorn.digital/ - Lulu Birds, 720 58th St. - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 25: w/Angie & Ben-Union Park Tavern

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 59:12

    In 2017, Angie Cook and Ben DeSmidt took over ownership of what was then called Pete’s Place at 4520 8th Avenue. Now renamed Union Park Tavern, Angie and Ben have taken the things that made Pete’s special, particularly their award-winning Friday Fish Fry, and have expanded their business to focus on great food seven days a week and live entertainment nearly every day. Angie and Ben sit down with Ktown Connects to talk about their history in Kenosha, how they opened their own business, and what the future will bring for Union Park Tavern. - This episode was recorded on November 30th, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors: Bluhorn Digital, https://bluehorn.digital/ - Lulu Birds, 720 58th St. - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 24: w/Chris Allen-Kenosha History Center

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 56:16

    While attending Carthage College, Chris Allen was new in town and accepted an internship at the Kenosha History Center – flashforward 11 years later and Chris is now the Executive Director of this non-profit organization which includes the Southport Light Station Museum. We these keys to our past, Chris brings us some interesting stories about himself and our hometown. Due to the pandemic, the History Center is currently closed to the public. Visit their website at kenoshahistorycenter.org for updates and be sure to follow them on Facebook, where they post interesting photos and stories of our past almost daily. This episode was recorded on October 26th, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Big thanks to our sponsors: Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. - To and From Gift Shop, 5535 Sixth Avenue. - Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave. - Lulu Birds, 720 58th St. - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 23: w/Alex Binanti-Downtown Kenosha Inc

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 55:26

    2020 did not go as planned for Alexandria Binanti, the Executive Director of Downtown Kenosha, Inc. In this exclusive interview we talk to Alex about what brought her to this point in her life and the variety of challenges she and the organization have faced in 2020. - www.downtownkenosha.org - Big thanks to our sponsors: Bluhorn Digital, https://bluehorn.digital/. – Bird of Paradox Studios, https://www.birdofparadoxstudios.com/ - The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. - Lulu Birds, 720 58th St. - Coming Up Roses Cleaning and Organizing, 262-748-6978 - Drop us an email at - ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 22: w/Ben Trecroci-Trecroci Realty

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 59:04

    After growing up watching his father, Frank Trecroci, transform real estate across Kenosha, Ben Trecroci is now the second generation of Trecroci Realty, located at 522 56th Street in Downtown Kenosha. We sit down with Ben and talk about old Kenosha, wrestling, and so much more! Visit their website here https://trecrocirealty.com/ - This episode was recorded on November 2nd, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. - Parental advisory – adult conversations. Big thanks to our sponsors: Bluhorn Digital, https://bluehorn.digital/. - To and From Gift Shop, 5535 Sixth Avenue. - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 21: w/Jeanette & Mick Kelly-Captain Mike's

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 57:12

    In July 2019, Jeanette and Michael “Mick” Kelly took over the business long known as Captain Mike’s, located at 5118 Sixth Avenue. While keeping the things that have kept the business a success and improving on things that needed it, Jeanette and Mick have turned Captain Mike’s back into a noteworthy downtown Kenosha establishment. Today we connect with Jeanette and Mick on how they met and took over Captain Mike’s. Check out their full menu and more at their website [ https://captainmikespub.com/ ] Big thanks to our sponsors! Bluhorn Digital [ https://bluehorn.digital/ ] Coming Up Roses Cleaning and Organizing [ https://www.facebook.com/cominguprosescleaningandorganizing ] And Franks Diner [ https://www.franksdinerkenosha.com/ ] - Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com - Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com - Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 20: The Ktown Connects Holiday Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 35:44

    Settle in with a nice cup of cocoa and gather everyone around the old Westinghouse 780 5-Band for this family friendly salute to Kenosha this holiday season. It looks like Donny has lost his holiday spirit!! Can Jason gather up some friends to help find it? ----------------- With: Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman - Guest stars: Sara Kovach (Wink Beauty), Jake “the Weather Guy” Hoey, and Kevin Ervin (Franks Diner) - Musical guest stars: Dropping Daisies - Also featuring: Ruthy Christy of the Facebook group Warm Hearts Kenosha [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/275059307173489 ] – Jennifer Dooley and John Hogan of the 2020 Warming Event [https://dooleyandassociates.com/blog/2020-warming-event ] – Laura Tyunaitis of https://www.visitkenosha.com/ - and more surprise guests! Clean humor appropriate for all ages. --------------- Email ktownconnects@yahoo.com Please like, review, and share the show with your friends and neighbors. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - Ktown Connects theme song (“Kenosha, My Hometown”) performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James Red McLeod. The Ktown Connects Holiday Special written and edited by Jason Hedman

    Episode 19: w/Joy Schweitzer Ermert - Lulu Birds

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 60:29

    Joy Schweitzer Ermert opened the doors at Lulu Birds five years ago and has been growing ever since! Stop in at Lulu Birds, 720 58th Street, Wed-Fri, 11-5 – Sat. 10-4 – and Sun 11-3. They blend the old with the new to bring out the unique personality in your home! This episode was recorded on November 9th, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. . Parental advisory – adult conversations. Big thanks to our sponsors: Bird of Paradox Studios, https://www.birdofparadoxstudios.com/ Bluhorn Digital, https://bluehorn.digital/. The Lettering Machine, 725 50th St. Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

    Episode 18: w/Laurel Paschke – In the Garden of Eden

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 60:04

    Parental advisory – adult explicit conversations From kid toys years ago while working at Toys R Us, to the adult toys at her own shop, In the Garden of Eden, we chat with Laurel Paschke about her “grown-up” shop. This one gets a bit racy as we have a little sex talk and find out how In the Garden of Eden can truly spice up your love life. You can probably hear your hosts Donny and Jason blush through your earbuds. In the Garden of Eden is located at 711 57th Street in Downtown Kenosha. Their hours this holiday season are Sunday Noon to 5pm – Tuesdays through Saturdays Noon to 8pm. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/inthegardenofedenwi This episode was recorded on October 19th, 2020 at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue. . Big thanks to our sponsors: Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. To and From Gift Shop, 5535 Sixth Avenue. Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave. Lulu Birds, 720 58th St. #shoplocal #supportlocal Drop us an email at ktownconnects@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com Please review, rate, share, whatever the cool kids do with podcast shows these day. Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman Theme music performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.

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