86 episodes

Celebrating KENOSHA, WISCONSIN – OUR TOWN!Your hosts Jason & Donny talk to someone from our hometown of Kenosha and find out what makes them such a great Kenoshan!Our goal with this podcast is to support the community and local business and remind everyone of all the great things our hometown of Kenosha has to offer.Each episode will feature an exclusive Q&A with a local business owner, local historian, community activist or just a local celebrity.

Ktown Connects Ktown connects

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

Celebrating KENOSHA, WISCONSIN – OUR TOWN!Your hosts Jason & Donny talk to someone from our hometown of Kenosha and find out what makes them such a great Kenoshan!Our goal with this podcast is to support the community and local business and remind everyone of all the great things our hometown of Kenosha has to offer.Each episode will feature an exclusive Q&A with a local business owner, local historian, community activist or just a local celebrity.

    w/Jimmy Pruett of The Interlude

    w/Jimmy Pruett of The Interlude

    The Interlude II, 514 57th St, is one of the longest operating businesses in Downtown Kenosha and has been family owned and operated since 1965!  Jimmy took over the family business in 1993 and has established his tavern as one of the best hole-in-the-wall bars in town. We sit down with the energetic and passionate Jimmy for this exclusive interview!
    This episode was recorded on Monday, June 20th at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue
    Big thanks to our sponsors:
    DownTown R Saloon, 707 56th St 
    LaMacchia Travel, 618 57th St
    Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. 
    CarBox, 1750 22nd Ave
    Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd St
    Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.
    Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. 
    Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road
    Specialty Nacho Queen
    Gerb’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Rd
    Next Home Refined, 7850 Green Bay Road
    Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin, 3917 47th Ave
    Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to 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
    Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.
    Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman
    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!

    • 50 min
    w/Laura Cox - Acupuncture & Wellness of Wisconsin

    w/Laura Cox - Acupuncture & Wellness of Wisconsin

    Laura Cox is a practitioner of natural functional medicine and traditional Chinese medicine at Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin. If you are suffering from chronic pain, contact Laura for a consultation and see what she can do for you!
    Visit her website here for more info!
    And check out her podcast, The Health of the People, available here and on which ever podcast provider you found this episode of Ktown Connects!
    This episode was recorded on Monday, June 20th at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue
    Big thanks to our sponsors:
    Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin, 3917 47th Ave
    DownTown R Saloon, 707 56th St 
    LaMacchia Travel, 618 57th St
    Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. 
    CarBox, 1750 22nd Ave
    Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd St
    Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.
    Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. 
    Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road
    Specialty Nacho Queen
    Gerb’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Rd
    Next Home Refined, 7850 Green Bay Road
    Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to 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
    Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.
    Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman
    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!

    • 56 min
    w/Nick & Kaila - Kenosha Opera Festival

    w/Nick & Kaila - Kenosha Opera Festival

    Opera might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of summer fun in Kenosha, but Nick Huff and Kaila Bingen are bringing opera back to the 21st century in a whole new way with their new non-profit organization Kenosha Opera Festival. Their high-energy and positive spirits reflect on every performance and the amazing talents they bring to the area will blow you away at a plethora of events this summer.
     Catch them at Public Craft Brewing Company on July 20th and click here to visit their website for a full list of upcoming events this summer!  
    Pick up a season ticket for all the upcoming performances by clicking here and help support our local art scene!

    And check out their YouTube page and learn that you are actually an opera fan but just don’t know it yet!!
    This episode was recorded on Monday, June 13th at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue
    Big thanks to our sponsors:
    Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. 
    Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road
    Specialty Nacho Queen
    Gerb’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Rd
    Next Home Refined, 7850 Green Bay Road
    Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin, 3917 47th Ave
    DownTown R Saloon, 707 56th St 
    LaMacchia Travel, 618 57th St
    Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. 
    CarBox, 1750 22nd Ave
    Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd St
    Lucci’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.com
    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com
    Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.
    Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman
    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!
     

    • 59 min
    w/Tim & Amber Wade-Hydn Cheese

    w/Tim & Amber Wade-Hydn Cheese

    Tim and Amber Wade are the owners of Hydn Cheese, because in Wisconsin, we are always looking for cheese! They create the classic grilled cheese sandwich along with other twists on the traditional, as well as other sandwiches and their famous soups! Hydn Cheese can be found every Saturday at the Kenosha HarborMarket, Thursdays at Petrifying Springs Biergarten, and Sundays at Milaeger’s Great Lakes Farmers Market in Racine.
    Be sure to follow them on Facebook for all their latest updates. 
    This episode was recorded on Monday, June 6th at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue
    Big thanks to our sponsors:
    Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road
    Specialty Nacho Queen
    Gerb’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Rd
    Next Home Refined, 7850 Green Bay Road
    Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin, 3917 47th Ave
    DownTown R Saloon, 707 56th St 
    LaMacchia Travel, 618 57th St
    Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. 
    CarBox, 1750 22nd Ave
    Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd St
    Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.
    Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. 
    Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to 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
    Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.
    Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman
    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!
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    w/Alvin Owens-Regimen Barber Collective

    w/Alvin Owens-Regimen Barber Collective

    Alvin Owens knew that Kenosha didn’t really need another barbershop… but we did need a Collective. So he started Regimen Barber Collective, 1345 52nd St. They offer much more than haircuts, with the BLAK Coffee Shop Pop-Up and the Legacy Lab, Alvin is doing everything he can to help our community members find the right path.
    Click here to follow Regimen Barber Collective on Facebook.
    And come out on Saturday, June 18th, from 11-6 for the Juneteenth celebration located just east of Regimen Barber Collective at 52nd St and 13th Court. Click here for details!
    In 1998, Alvin created the Education Development Youth Outreach program to give local teens a chance to experience a culture they might not be familiar with. Each year, his group takes a spring tour of historic Black colleges. Find out more at their website here!
    This episode was recorded on Monday, May 23rd at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue
    Big thanks to our sponsors:
    Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. 
    Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road
    Specialty Nacho Queen
    Gerb’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Rd
    Next Home Refined, 7850 Green Bay Road
    Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin, 3917 47th Ave
    DownTown R Saloon, 707 56th St 
    LaMacchia Travel, 618 57th St
    Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. 
    CarBox, 1750 22nd Ave
    Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd St
    Lucci’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.com
    Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and at ktownconnects.com
    Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.
    Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman

    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!

    • 55 min
    w/Mark Gerber

    w/Mark Gerber

    Mark Gerber has a long rich history in Kenosha, and we talk about his life growing up in our city, his involvement in numerous taverns, and his life now as the owner of Gerber’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Road
    You can also find Gerb every Sunday at the Wilmot Flea Market
    This episode was recorded on Monday, May 16th at Luigi’s Pizza Kitchen, 7531 39th Avenue
    Big thanks to our sponsors:
    Lucci’s Grandview 6929 39th Ave.
    Franks Diner, 508 58th Street. 
    Wink Beauty Boutique, 10909 Sheridan Road
    Specialty Nacho Queen
    Gerb’s Gift Shop, 3012 Roosevelt Rd
    Next Home Refined, 7850 Green Bay Road
    Acupuncture and Wellness of Wisconsin, 3917 47th Ave
    DownTown R Saloon, 707 56th St 
    LaMacchia Travel, 618 57th St
    Union Park Tavern, 4520 Eighth Ave. 
    CarBox, 1750 22nd Ave
    Faded Barbershop for Men, 2227 63rd St
    Get your Ktown Connects merchandise thanks to 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
    Theme song performed by Dropping Daisies, written by James “Red” McLeod.
    Your hosts are Donny Stancato and Jason Hedman
    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!

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

nate Dog boi ,

Love the Ktown Connects podcast!

Wow! Great local podcast! Love the hosts & that Donny guy sounds sexy! Keep
Up the great work!

letstalkpure ,

Best podcast

Great podcast!! ❤️❤️

be.ramirez ,

Five whole stars

Started off with your latest episode with Mr. Wings (my cousin, no brag) and went on from there! Great listen, love Kenosha! I have nothing else to do at work other than listen to podcasts so what better podcast to listen to than one about your city.

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